Hand made in the USA.
The name says it all. Big and Burley. While dead ball era bats were not known for their slight size, their heft often led to an unbalanced hand feel 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 visual 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 38 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 surface will develop a unique character that only you can produce. To keep your bat in top shape, a light rub with furniture polish 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.
Please note that all bats are made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for fulfillment.
*Looking to have your order shipped outside of the US? Do not despair. International shipping orders are welcome. Please inquire for a custom shipping quote to your region.