Walter Bats hand selects premium maple, birch and ash from the Northeastern United States and Canada. Only the highest graded wood is acceptable for use in a Walter bat. Once a suitable billet of wood is selected and weighed, our bats are cut, hand sanded and hand finished to the exact specifications of each model. Our extensive sanding and finishing processes enable us to thoroughly check for any imperfections. We also adhere to stringent dimensional tolerances to ensure consistency from bat to bat and order to order. Every bat manufactured by Walter Bats has met our highest quality standards before being boxed and shipped to your door. Stock bats ship within 7 days.