Made according to George Silver’s instruction:
To know the perfect length of your short staff, or half pike, forest bill, partisan, or glaive, or such like weapons of vantage and perfect lengths, you shall stand upright, holding the staff upright close by your body, with your left hand, reaching with your right hand your staff as high as you can, and then allow to that length a space to set both your hands, when you come to fight, wherein you may conveniently strike, thrust, and ward, & that is the just length to be made according to your stature. And this note, that these lengths will commonly fall out to be eight or nine foot long…
These oak staves have been traditionally seasoned and given consecutive coatings of Danish oil to feed and proof the wood in an effort to create the closest approximation of a historic tool.
Please note that, due to the size of these staves, they are shipped separately to other products.