"It's unbelievable, we're seeing eight to 10 bats break every game. Guys are coming back saying they hit the ball on the sweet spot and it still broke." This quote caught Cold Steel president, Lynn C. Thompson's attention. It's from an article in the Los Angeles Times describing how frequently baseball bats break and nearly injure the players in major league games. The article chronicled the debate currently raging among players over which bat is better, those made of ash, which is lighter and slightly flexible, or those made of maple which is heavier and stiffer. As he read, Lynn began to suspect there might be a market for a baseball bat that just couldn't be broken. What kid, let alone an adult, wouldn't want an unbreakable bat? Now Cold Steel is proud to offer you the first foray into the manufacturing of athletic equipment, the Brooklyn Smasher.
Because its precision injection molded out of the heaviest grade of polypropylene found, the Brooklyn Smasher just can't be broken. There's no need to worry about shards of wood flying in your face. No matter what you hit or how hard you swing it just won't break. And its durable too, it won't rot, crack, or splinter, or even fade. You can treat it as roughly as you choose. You needn't worry about dirt or the weather affecting it either since it's impervious to the elements and cleans up with soap and water. Try that with a wood bat and you might damage it.
It's versatile too. The Brooklyn Smasher, like any other baseball bat, croquet mallet, golf club or hockey stick can be used in an emergency, as an extremely effective self defense tool. You can keep it behind the front door, under the bed, or in a car trunk and forget about it until you need it. It can be used as a game bat, practice bat, inclement weather bat, school or league bat or kid's bat. It can also serve as a cross over trainer to develop strength, agility and eye hand coordination for those studying Western Saber Fencing, Kendo, Kenjitsu, Filipino stick and Sword Fighting and Chinese martial arts.
- Overall Length: 34"
- Handle Thickness: 1 1/8"
- Tip Thickness: 2 3/16"
- Material: Polypropylene
- Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz