Half Staff

Benefits: 1) Weapon Defense Bonus (including bonus for Poll Axe fighting if applicable) applies even when in Grapple, unless pinned or prone. 2) While in Grapple range your weapon can still be used to make Piercing, Grappling and Slash attacks only but not Chop or Bludgeon attacks. Your weapon gains no speed bonus but grapple bonus does apply. 3) Gain a Free Dice for any Feat triggered from a Bind.
Using Half Staff while fencing with staves in tournament, from the Freydal manuscript, circa 1512