“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 our 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 our first forays into the manufacturing of athletic equipment, the Brooklyn Smasher and the Brooklyn Crusher. Because they’re precision injection molded out of heavy-grade polypropylene, these bats 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 them, they just won’t break. And they’re durable too, they won’t rot, crack, or splinter, or even fade. You can treat them as roughly as you choose. You needn’t worry about dirt or the weather affecting them either since they’re impervious to the elements and clean up with soap and water. Try that with a wood bat and you might damage it.
After reading an article about how often baseball bats break during competitive play — costing money, and sometime leading to injury — Cold Steel President Lynn Thompson asked his team to create an indestructible bat. The result was the Brooklyn Smasher, a synthetic polypropylene bat that will never break, rot, crack, splinter, or fade. Smasher can be used as a competition bat, for batting practice, and even at-home self defense.
- 34-inch length
- Two-pound, seven-ounce weight
- Durable polypropylene material
All Cold Steel products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
About Cold Steel
Cold Steel, Incorporated was founded in 1980, with the goal of making the strongest, sharpest cutlery in the world for knife enthusiasts. Over the last three-plus decades, the company has been at the forefront of many design innovations that have helped innovate the knife industry, including introduction of checked Kraton handles, and the tanto point blade styles which have become industry hallmarks of quality and sophistication.
- Thickness: 1 1/8″
- Handle 2 3/16″ Tip
- Overall Length: 34″
- Material: Polypropylene
- Nearly indestructible baseball bat, made of durable polypropylene
- Will never break, rot, crack, splinter, or fade
- Can be used as competition bat, for batting practice, and even at-home self defense
- 34-inch length and two-pound, seven-ounce weight; durable polypropylene material
- Includes limited manufacturer’s warranty; details included with purchase