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Whare to get hold of a Quarterstaff in the uk

Postby Gary Piano » 28 Oct 2014 20:38

This question seems to crop up from time to time (as far as I can tell there are no solutions), but does anyone know where I could get a 7ft to 8ft Ash or Oak Quarterstaff here in the Uk.

For training staffs Rattan is fairly easy to get hold of and one of these Wushu Kung foolery staves would probably do.

https://www.playwell.co.uk/wushu-long-s ... d1326f947f

As for a real Quarterstaff i'm at a loss, I've tried ash dowels from the link below, but out of four 7.10ft dowels none has survived stress tests.

http://www.toolsandtimber.co.uk/ash-dowels.html

This chap seemed promising but looks like he's out of business, his email no longer works.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/craftyjohn/weap.html

So that's about it, has anyone else had any joy.

Cheers in advance
Gary
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Re: Whare to get hold of a Quarterstaff in the uk

Postby knirirr » 28 Oct 2014 22:42

Crafty John should still be about, and his staffs are excellent. Have you tried both craftyjohn@aol.com and @tiscali.co.uk?
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Re: Whare to get hold of a Quarterstaff in the uk

Postby Dave B » 29 Oct 2014 12:42

There is a chap called Tony on the medieval reenactment scene that does ash spear shafts, and I've used them for quaterstaffs, and they seem pretty good if you select carefully. I think they are £12 each, so if you know someone who goes to the main reenactment markets they could probably pick you some up.
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Re: Whare to get hold of a Quarterstaff in the uk

Postby fullplate » 29 Oct 2014 13:15

There are always a few to be had at TORM(which is coming up in a couple of weeks)
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Re: Whare to get hold of a Quarterstaff in the uk

Postby Gary Piano » 30 Oct 2014 02:02

Thanks for the help,

I have tried craftyjohns other email and it seems to be working so just waiting for a response. I have thought about the re-enactment markets but I'm hoping to get a quarterstaff off the peg so to speak.
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Re: Whare to get hold of a Quarterstaff in the uk

Postby Phil C » 30 Oct 2014 11:21

AS Loyd (http://www.yell.com/biz/a-s-lloyd-and-s ... e-3513644/) provide ash lengths from 8-16' and are used to accommodating odd requests since they supply most C17th groups with pikestaffs. Postage will be a killer unless you order several, but that'll be an issue for any staff you can't collect person.

I have a pair of these that could do with a new home, PM me for details, if you're prepared to go slightly left field- very convenient for transport tho';
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