OK all you martial arts kids out there, I've looked at a fair number of articles and videos about quarterstaffs. Pretty much all the time, the quarterstaff is taller than the person wielding it. That's fine, but it does make me wonder, how do you carry it? Can something that tall and, presumably, heavy really also be used as a walking stick? You can't even strap the thing to your back like you can an axe or sword. In the other direction, is it practical, and is there precedent, to have a "quarterstaff" or stave that is shorter than the person wielding it? In other words, something that indeed could serve as a walking stick. Or as a wizard's staff (think Gandalf in the movies). I have a place to employ a stave that gets used as a quarterstaff, but want to know that I'm not going to commit a weapons gaffe.