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VIKING CRICKET BAT GRADING
Grade 1+ (LE)
These clefts are Limited in Availability as they are the very best unbleached English willow. These clefts are reserved for our pros and for our Valhalla LE bat, These are the best clefts money can buy. The blade is unbleached with 8-12+ straight grains and are blemish free to a large extent. They are chosen for grain structure & weight.
Grade 1 (SE)
These clefts are made from the finest and best looking English willow they may have some heartwood evident, they will have 6-10 grains with a slightly broader grain.
Grade 2 (PRO)
These clefts are exactly like the SE excellent quality clefts, but may have the odd blemish fleck or butterfly on the face, neither of these will effect the performance of the bat nor it's lifetime, again they may have some heartwood evident. They will have 6-10 grains.
Grade 3 (CLUB)
These clefts are good quality may have more Heartwood than the SE or PRO, have blemishes like fleck, pin knots or butterfly staining but will not effect the bats performance or lifetime. The grain structure may have a slight wobble and not be perfectly straight at the top or bottom. They will have 6-8 grains.