The name says it all. This bat is not for mollycoddles. While dead ball era bats were not known for their slight size, they were becoming rather unbalanced due to their manufacturer's propensity for ever increasing barrel lengths and thinner handles. To combat this problem, additional weight was added to the knob end in an attempt to balance the bat. The most pleasing result, in our opinion, is the example we've re-created. Beautifully proportioned from barrel to handle, it feels like an implement of work, and wields authority.
The Burley bat measures in at a length of 35 inches with a hefty weight of around 40 ounces. The handle is turned to a substantial diameter of 1.3 inches. The knob tapers to a subtle flare before transitioning into the ball-style finial. Both the knob and barrel end are rounded. All markings are burned into the surface.
Crafted from kiln dried Northern White Ash, the Burley 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.