Based on a popular style from the 1890s, the Biffer bat represents a turning point from big, heavy lumber, to more hitter-friendly weights that allowed for faster swings. As pitchers were throwing the ball increasingly faster, the batters were connecting for more lengthy hits. To the delight of future baseball fans, many of the bats turned in this era were crafted by men with training as furniture makers. So while the makers were turning proper curves on the lathe, the batters where driving them to all fields.
The Biffer bat measures in at a respectable length of 35.5 inches with a weight of around 33 ounces. While thick by modern standards, the handle is neatly turned to a diameter of 1.2 inches before the knob tapers to a subtle flare. Both the knob and barrel end are square cut to maximize the length. All markings are burned into the surface.
Crafted from kiln dried Northern White Ash, the Biffer bat is turned to perfection then stained and hand polished to a furniture-like finish. With continued use, the bat will develop a unique character that only an oil finish can produce. To keep your bat in top shape, a light rub with Danish Oil or a coat of quality wax is all that is needed.
Due to natural variations in grain, average weights are approximate, and may vary with humidity levels.