Friday, April 19, 2013

Quarterstaff


Quarterstaves (plural), also known as a short staff or just staff, is a pole weapon. Used for stick fighting.  Yep, it's a stick.   So why call it a Quarterstaff?  It it believed to be that they would cut a tree into quarters, and each quarter was shaped into a staff.  



*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors.  I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge. 

8 comments:

  1. I was wondering of you'd have a weapon for Q, and of course you didn't disappoint me.

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    1. Of course! lol I even have weapons for X, Y, and Z! :) Yay for not disappointing!

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  2. I have often wondered about the appropriate plural for quarterstaff. Cool. :-)

    Lyre @ <a href="amy-lyre.blogspot.com>Lyre's Musings</a> #atozchallenge

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    1. Glad to answer a long asked question. :)

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  3. Interesting how things are named. I would have thought it was so named because it was a quarter the size of a full staff, lol. Your explanation is better :)

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    1. Yes it is. LOL That would be my first guess as well. Thank you!

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  4. Now I understand--always thought it was an odd title for a stick. Thanks!

    Susan Kane @http://thecontemplativecat.blogspot.com

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