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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Ok, as long as I am learning to spin staff, can someone help me with some vocab here?

What is a "quarterstaff"? I mean, duh, I know what a quarterstaff is, but I wonder if there is a specific distinction between a quarterstaff and any other type of staff.

-Mike )'(
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The best staffs are made from whole saplings, not from branches or sections of a tree. Suitable woods are: hazel, ash, oak and hawthorn. It is easy to find straight hazel and ash; both are light and springy. But neither are as strong as oak (the wood used by Robin in the ballad) or thorn and will not last as long. The surface of ash has a tendency to flake and split. Thorn has proved itself the toughest and most durable material. The sapling should be at least 2.5 inches in diameter at the narrowest point. Its length should be your own height to the crown of your head plus about 3 inches.


So there you are


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Location: Medway, Kent, UK
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Posted:the quaterstaff link seems to be broken

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"Don't lie to me," I grumbled.
*But you're so tired...*

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