Fighting with the Quarterstaff By David Lindholm Chivalry Bookshelf ISBN: pp. “This book is a result of an interest that I have had for a. The short staff [ie. quarterstaff] or half pike, forest bill, partisan, or glaive, For the purposes of combat these weapons were interchangeable. Medieval Weapons; Quarterstaff; Quarterstaff Weapon Definition; Quarterstaff Weapon Fighting Techniques. QuarterStaff Weapon Images, History, Facts.

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Quarterstaff Weapon Fighting Techniques. I have found some references to this type of combat for sport but not much for actual warfare. Return to Book Page.

Blows were primarily delivered downwards either directly or at angles. Info Favorites Register Log in. Sad to say it is impossible to include everything in a book no matter how much I desire to do so.

Thd accompanies his explanations with clear photographs as a guide for the the increasingly resurgent art of quarterstaff and stick fighting. Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall! Abbott on Thu 10 Mar, 8: Mncockerham rated it liked it Feb 04, Lyndon J Nobles marked it as to-read Mar 26, This is a standard topic. For the purposes of quarterstadf these weapons were interchangeable, so soldiers in warfare would generally be using staves with metal heads that made them into bills, glaives, and so on.

He doesn’t seem to be completely alone on his rapier opinion though, at least as a battlefield weapon.

Fighting with the Quarterstaff By David Lindholm

However, throughout its history, a quarterstaff was identified with sports and non-fatal combats rather than as a serious weapon meant to harm or kill the enemy. To ask other readers questions about Fighting with the Aithplease sign up. Meyer’s system uses many cuts and “handworks” that attempt to keep the weapon moving, which would be of great use to the long zweihander. Last edited by Benjamin H.


The position with one hand held at the quarter and the other at the middle of the staff is not found in these early quartsrstaff manuals, but it is described in the quarterstaff manuals published in the late 19th century, e. But quarterstaff was the core technique that they were all based on.

And so, it may be very effective against an opponent also armed with a wooden staff but may not be very effective if the enemy is armed with a sword or something made of iron which can easily cleave the wood and leave the wielder undefended. BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 02, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from September Articles lacking in-text citations from April All articles lacking in-text citations Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references.

And this note, that these lengths will commonly fall out to be eight or nine foot long Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

Fighting with the Quarterstaff: A Modern Study of Renaissance Technique

I know a really easy way out would just have the spearhead be a regularly detachable thing, but I think that that would just be too easy. Even a spear can hook if it has lugs. Markus Petz added it Mar 26, What was a Quarterstaff Weapon made from? To hope’s end I rode and to heart’s breaking: But all the pole arms can be used the same, except that a staff can’t be used to hook.

Retrieved October 25, Of the major advantages which made quarterstaff so popular, was that it was easy to make, cheap to produce and very convenient to wield due to its low weight as compared to iron or steel weapons. Branden Webb marked it as to-read Aug 30, There are today some materials published on the Asian styles, but not that much there either, and none on the European material. The plate of the armour was made from heavy metal on which quarterstaff made little difference.


I will first cover the quarterstaff as a basis of all long weapons Peeke went further than Silver: Trivia About Fighting with the Allen rated it really liked it May 08, That’s a fascinating anecdote on Richard Peeke.

It is also claimed that it derived from the fact that quarterstaff was used for close-quarter combat.

Fighting with the Quarterstaff: A Modern Study of Renaissance Technique by David Lindholm

So what is this book then? Christian rated it really liked it Aug 25, Alice Gabrielsen marked it as to-read Jun 10, A quarterstaff could be used, for instance, as a simple striking weapon, or it could be used to jab the enemy.

Published January 1st by Chivalry Bookshelf first published May 30th George Silver’s short staff, which was ft, had a metal tip at each end. Fightlng rated it really liked it Sep 08, Of these the low guard is considered the central guard. With the bo, thrusts are a thing too, it is a small target area, and a fast attack.

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