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  • Turning Model: 271

  • 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Natural Finish

  • Approximate -2 to -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • Handle: 29/32 Inch Diameter

  • Flared Knob

  • Made From Top 5% of Hard Maple Prime Grade Timber

  • Retains 100% of the Maple's Natural Hardness

  • Free Shipping!

  • Pro Cupped End

  • Rideau Crusher Model


Use the same quality bat as many professional players. The Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat (KB1 Natural Adult) will get you there! Sam Bat! Some folks will lead you to believe that wood is wood, and that the brand does not matter. Others will tell you that the bigger the brand, the better the wood, because of their sheer mass of raw materials, and the ability to hand select the finest timber. We will tell you that is only the beginning. All Sam Bat timber is of the highest grade Hard Maple available in North America. Every bat to come out of the mill is made from the top 5% of Hard Maple Prime Grade Timber. That makes a Sam Bat good, but what happens next makes it great. Conventional lathes put a tremendous amount of stress on timber as the wood is being turned. This fatigue weakens the stick before it even sees the ballpark. Sam Bat timber is turned into a baseball bat on a proprietary lathe, custom built for and designed by Sam Holman, the founder of Sam Bat. This exclusive technology puts absolutely no stress on the timber during the production process. Most bats lose at least 4-5 long shots before they leave the factory floor, but Sam Bats keep them. But the real test is at the elite pro level. In just a few years, hundreds of professional players have made the switch to Sam Bat Hard Maple. Sam Bat: The Original Maple Bat Corporation! Free Shipping!


Average Ratings Based on 10 Customer Reviews

4.8 Stars:Overall Rating
4.5 Stars: Durability
5 Stars: Finish
5 Stars: General Feel
5 Stars: Pop
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4 Stars: Overall Rating

Pros: Really hard maple.All around quality. Like with any wood bat ya got to hit it well. When you do you will like the results of the Kb1.

Cons: The obvious wood bat cons. Nothing out of the norm.

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5 Stars: Overall Rating

Pros: Sweet bat...


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4 Stars: Overall Rating

Pros: This is a very good durable balanced bat. As many other customers, I was a bit skeptical when purchasing the bat, especially whether it would be balanced or not. After buying this bat, there was no looking back. Its balanced very well and the flared know allows for a little bit of weight to reside in there rather than the barrel. The barrel size if also especially good in comparison to the handle and knob. It's got some great pop with that natural wood bat "crack" hitters like to hear. If your looking into get a Sam Bat that is balanced, get this. If not, go for a Marucci.

Cons: At first may feel a little bit barrel-heavy but its not.

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5 Stars: Overall Rating

Pros: Sick bat. Really solid wood. Not much flew. Good for power.

Cons: Classic wood bat cons.

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5 Stars: Overall Rating
Tom H

Pros: I have this bat in the black/stained handle version. I have used an M9 and Marucci AP5 before this, and this is my favorite. Very nicely balanced, very hard maple, good pop on the sweet spot. I have hit a few off the handle and no breakage yet. I really like this feel of this bat.

Cons: None

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Tom L.

Pros: This is simply the best maple bat made. It is well balanced, rock solid, and truly professional grade. For serious players this is a must have!

Cons: None.

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5 Stars: Finish
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4 Stars: Pop
Great Bat Marques I player

Pros: Great bat, had good pop, and great feel, very durable lasted over a year with lots of hits

Cons: None

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4 Stars: Durability
5 Stars: Finish
4 Stars: General Feel
5 Stars: Pop
Solid. Grady 48 player

Pros: Excellent feel Best pop I've seen out of a Maple Beautiful finish and look My personal favorite of all high end bats. As durable as it gets for Maple.

Cons: Nothing except the general durability issues that come with a wood bat.

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5 Stars: Durability
5 Stars: Finish
5 Stars: General Feel
5 Stars: Pop
buy it daniel player

Pros: poppy, balanced,

Cons: nothing, its better than my easton surge (2011) best bat on the market, buy it

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4 Stars: Durability
4 Stars: Finish
5 Stars: General Feel
5 Stars: Pop
Favorite Bat Andrew player

Pros: Great pop and balance. Big barrel but has a light feel to it that lets you manipulate the barrel easily. Best bat I've ever owned, and it looks great.

Cons: none

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Questions and Answers

Have a question about the Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: KB1 Natural Adult? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

What does the KB1 stand for? Usually it's a player but I don't know a KB1. Dylan
The KB does not stand for a player. It is only a model number that they gave the bat.
Is this bat well balanced? ELPiros
Yes. This will be an evenly balanced bat.
Can I order this bat with the length 33 and weight -2? B smoove
Bats will not be an exact weight. This one is approximately a -2 to -3.
If you put pine tar on this bat, will it show up nicely? Jay
Par tar will definitely show up like a nice brownish residue.
This bat has turn model of 271. I was wondering if there is that much of a difference then a 110? cory
The main difference between a 271 and a 110 turn model is that a 110 will feature a slightly thicker handle than the 271. Both models are considered balanced.
Justin R.
Is there a warranty on this bat? diego1089
The Sam Bat Maple Wood Bat (KB1) Natural Adult does not come with a warranty. There are very few wood bats that come with warranties.
Is this a good bat for a contact hitter? jj
Since it has a 271 turning model, the Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: KB1 Natural Adult would be a good option for a contact hitter. It could also work just as well for a power hitter.
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About the Brand

Sam Bat grew out of careful research and a thorough knowledge of eastern hardwoods. It also developed from a simple question by Bill MacKenzie, then of the Colorado Rockies: "We're just breaking too many bats. Do you think you could come up with an answer to that?"  The solution was fairly obvious. But the answer led to a pile of work and a crash course on bats. The reading list ranged from "The Physics of Baseball", "The Rules of Major League Baseball", "219 Patents on Baseball Bats" to "The Trees of Canada, Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers". There was also the search for wood which, for carvers and lovers of wood is never ending..

Living in and near Ottawa was a huge advantage in developing the Sam Bat concept. It's a researcher's dream centre: home of the Canadian patent library, two first rate universities, the Wood Council, the Canadian Forest Research Centre, the National and other extensive Libraries - all in the centre of the richest deciduous forest of North America.

However, sifting through the mountains of information - especially reading 219 U.S. patents - was painfully tedious. Perhaps Sam Bat hadn't been invented because no one had ever had the heart to turn one after this task. In fact, simply going by patent law, ash would be the only choice.

Developing the business end was also time-consuming. Then there was the task of translating maple (a much more dense wood than ash) into a workable model with the accepted range of bat lengths and weights.  One thing was sure: Sam Bat were determined to come up with a line of bats that would be more than adequate to deal with the needs of major league baseball.

Designed and Produced in Canada
The Original Maple Bat Corporation began operations in February 1997, and is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Our corporate purpose is to introduce a new wooden baseball bat to Major League Baseball. Since our first year we have come a long way to achieving this goal. Since prototype testing in 1996 we realized that we had a bat that was tougher and will last longer than the ash bat traditionally in use. It is our goal to provide the best maple we can buy for use in our Sam Bats.

Canadian Maple
We make our bats from sap and better Canadian maple, the best grade available. It is kiln dried to a moisture content of 7% - 9%. The specific gravity is 63%. The selection of sugar maple allows us to model our bats extremely close to other wood bats. We are familiar with most models of wooden bats that are commonly in use.

Sam Bat: The Logo  
You don't fool around with the word bat – baseball or otherwise – without a fair amount of fun. It was kitchen table nonsense talk of the first order: about a natural sense of radar and, of course, about the idea itself: "It flies!"  It led to the need for a symbol.  If the name was to be Sam Bat, there seemed only one conclusion: it had to be a picture of the "little devil" itself.
Artist Nathan Holman, Sam's brother, came up with the bat design over the phone one evening to Sam. He said he'd put it on paper right away. It was a good design: clean and simple. Nathan's bat picture (with wonkey eyes cut out by Nathan's daughter, Laura) remained the same. Its strong, unique design should be visible from the furthest bleachers – or the smallest living room TV. More than attractive, it gives Sam Bat its new and youthful identity as what will undoubtedly be dubbed the best baseball bat in the world.

The Challenge...
From the beginning, there was no question about their market. They knew they would come up with a standard that would be universal to baseball, starting with the big leagues. The result is one of the prettiest and yet meanest baseball bats in the world. We suggest to the professional player that they provide us with a profile of a bat he is currently using. Yes, it can have a crack. We will turn a Sam Bat that he will use and enjoy.

We dare anyone to challenge this the only way that really counts: by putting Sam Bat to the test.

Bat Properties

Sam Bat Maple Wood Baseball Bat: KB1 Natural Adult
Barrel Diameter 2 1/2
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball
Bat Type Baseball
Color Brown
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Wood
Vendor Sam Bat
Wood Type Maple
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