Leatherstocking Hand-Split Billet Co.™ Hand-Split Billets

$54.99

Wood Species

Ash Birch Hard Maple Soft Maple (best for fungos)

Grade

Prime (Top Grade) Choice (Amateur/Retail Grade)

Leatherstocking Hand-Split Billet Co.™ Hand-Split Billets

$54.99

Wood Species

Ash Birch Hard Maple Soft Maple (best for fungos)

Grade

Prime (Top Grade) Choice (Amateur/Retail Grade)
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Due To Weight and Size, orders that include billets cannot be shipped USPS, and are not eligible for Free Shipping. 

Make your own wood baseball bats!

You can now purchase authentic hand-split billets from The Wood Bat Factory! The best bats begin with the best raw materials.

All of the billets sold by The Wood Bat Factory are made by Leatherstocking Hand-Split Billet Company™ , who revolutionized the billet world, and the wood baseball bat market in the process. Often imitated, never duplicated.

Leatherstocking Hand-Split Billet Company™ hand-splits each log to follow the wood's natural grain, ensuring straight tangential grain, strengthening the bat and almost entirely removing the chance of a tangential slope of grain failure, in ALL grades.

Additional Grades , weighted billets, and shorter billets available and high quantity (>100) available through Leatherstockinghandsplits.com.

  • All billets are hand-split and vacuum kiln dried.
  • Billet Size: 2.78" diameter x 37" length
  • All billets are hand-split and vacuum kiln dried.
  • No guarantee of weights

Hard Maple

The biggest target in the multiple piece fracture conversation but, if processed correctly, one of the most ideal species for baseball bats. Made famous by Barry Bonds in the 1990's, Hard Maple has become the bat of choice for the majority of Major Leaguers today. The use of bats with poor slope of grain has caused many dangerous breaks, but the use of properly processed bats made from split Maple billets can drastically reduce the risk of multiple piece fractures.

Prime Grade (Top Grade)

Straight grain handle with minimal barrel deviation & defects.

Choice Grade (Amateur/Retail Grade)

Shorter straight grain handle with some deviation & strategically placed sound defects.

Soft Maple

Much lighter and less dense than Hard Maple. Not typically used for full sized bats due to different structural properties, this species is excellent for fungos or for lighter weight youth models.

Prime Grade (Top Grade)

Straight grain handle with minimal barrel deviation & defects.

White Ash

For over a century, Ash has been one of the most popular species for baseball bats. Originally introduced by bat makers due to its ease of work-ability, Ash has stood the test of time based on its comparatively lighter weight, flex characteristics and availability.

Prime Grade (Top Grade)

Straight grain handle with minimal barrel deviation & defects.

Birch

Recently, Birch has become much more popular among players at all levels of the game. Birch has proven to be a good alternative to Hard Maple and Ash with respect to performance. The supply of Yellow Birch logs suitable for baseball billets is more limited then Ash and Maple. The sap wood or live wood looks very similar to Maple and the heart wood has a brown color.

Prime Grade (Top Grade)

Straight grain handle with minimal barrel deviation & defects.

Customer Reviews

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Cody White

Leatherstocking Hand-Split Billet Co.™ Hand-Split Billets

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Steve Corlew (Commerce, US)
First bat I have ever built

I purchased a billet to build a bay for my sons 12th birthday. The billet came quick and was absolutely perfect. The wood turned well even with my inexperience. I couldn’t be happier.

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Justin Kaplan (Miami, US)
Little bit overpriced but extremely good wood

it is a bit overpriced, but it is very good wood and even the low grade wood is very good, these billets make very good bats and i will be buying from here again

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paul rogers (Stowe, US)
ash billets

highest quality, straight grain, quick delivery.

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Richard Lavezzo (San Mateo, US)
So far quality wood

Billets arrived a little heavy at 92 and 96 ounces, but they are free of imperfections. No checks or mineral deposits, relatively straight grains. Good pieces for making Fungo's. First time I bought from them so if the wood continues to be quality, I will buy more.

Delivery

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