Billets

Make your own bats!

You can now purchase authentic hand-split billets from The Wood Bat Factory!

Order anywhere from 1-100! Call us today to place your order (607) 282-4431

For orders of more than 100 billets, please go to Leatherstockinghansplits.com

Check out the detailed PDF here TWBF_Billet_Pricing_2019.pdf


  • Hard Maple
  • Ash
  • Birch
  • Soft Maple

All of the billets sold by The Wood Bat Factory are made by Leatherstocking Hand-Split Billet Company TM. Every blank, or billet, that the Leatherstocking company produces is made through a hand-splitting process. When wood is hand-split, it follows the natural grain of the wood thus creating straight (tangential) grain in every billet. They produce exceptional hand-split billets with a near perfect rate of success. All grading is based off the radial grain of the wood.


Grading Details

Prime Billets - Top grade. Intended for making the highest quality wood bats. Minimum of 20" of straight grain through the handle. No severe grain deviation in the transition or open (live) knots through the handle area of the finished products.

Select Billets - Amateur grade. Intended for making high quality bats. Popular for Pro models, collegiate and down to youth. Minimum of 20" of straight grain through the handle. May include slight levels of: discoloration, figure, wavy grain, pin knots in transition, machine flats that may slightly restrict the barrel size, defoliation or other minor defects.

Choice Billets - Amateur grade (#2). Intended for making quality bats. Popular for all levels of play at a more affordable price. Often, the defect will lie "under the hands" on the baseball bat. The area above the hands into the transition will often have straight grain. Reasons to downgrade from Select may include: less then 20" of straight grain, a higher incidence of figure, staining, grain deviation, defoliation or other minor defects.

Economy Billets - Paint grade. Every Economy billet is intended to make a full size bat. Popular for very affordable playing bats, youth bats and commemoratives. There is no specification for grain deviation.

* All grading guidelines illustrate target specifications for the finished product. However, due to the subjective nature of wood products, final product quality cannot be guaranteed and the ultimate quality of the finished bat is the responsibility of the bat maker. *

All of the billets sold by The Wood Bat Factory are made by Leatherstocking Hand-Split Billet Company. Leatherstocking employs a hand-splitting process to make every blank they produce. When wood is split it follows the natural grain of the wood thus creating straight (tangential) grain in every billet they produce with a near perfect rate of success. All grading is based off the radial grain of the wood.