bastone a due mani

The approx. 125-145cm long „bastone a due mani“ (two-handed stick) or “Bastone antico” (antique stick) originates from technique translations from the longsword that became neccessary because of weapon restrictions for the Genoese people in Pera (Genoese trading district in Constantinople) in the 15th century.
The resemblance to Italian sources of that time (e.g. Fiore dei Liberi) can be clearly seen. It is the adaption of the techniques to a heavy blunt weapon without a hand guard what makes studying this weapon really interesting even for experienced fencers.