Experience: Over a year ago we reviewed the Axe Handle bat lineup and were thoroughly impressed. Within that year, Axe Bats made an agreement with Victus Bats and designed the first MLB prototype of the bat. Major players in the league (Dustin Pedroia) started using the stick and the Axe bat from Victus got an insane amount of coverage nationally. We like to think that buzz is because of this small, yet well read, blog of ours. 🙂
Recently we got our hands on the Victus Bats Axe Handle (price check) and spent two hours in the cage. The bat is more formally known as the DP15A (Axe) Victus Pro Maple Bat. We spent another hour reading as many reviews and stories on the bat as we could find (there were plenty). We also picked the brain of the engineers behind the asymmetric shaped handle. Earlier today, before pushing publish on this article, we spent time our best wood bat reviews page. That gave us a good feel for the wood bats out there.
Recommendations: In the end, we would be confident recommending the Axe handled Victus Bat to any player looking to get the absolute most out of a wood bat experience. A soon to be impressive list of MLB players would agree. If you prefer a hard maple wood bat, prefer one that passes ink dot standards and are okay getting used to an asymmetric handle, then this wood bat makes perfect sense.
Construction: The Victus bat is a tradtional Maple Hard wood bat with an ink dot test made for elite players in the wood baseball bat space. More significantly, the bat’s handle is shaped like the bat handle on an axe. We have previously reviewed the functions of a bat from Axe Bats, but as a refresher:
Sizes: The Victus Maple bat with the Axe Handle comes in 32, 33 and 34 inch length with a made to order drop of 1, 2 or 3. The bat is only under the custom section on the Victus site so colors and options are a plenty.
Other Bats: There are no other hard maple bats with an ink dot test that have the Axe Bats grip. Axe does make a high end composite wood bat but there is no ink dot test and it isn’t a pure wood bat so may not be legal in your league. Otherwise, Axe makes a whole slew of bats including a 2016 Hyperwhip bat that takes one sided hitting to the next level—but it is aluminum. If you want an ink dot tested wood bat with an axe handle you have one option: The Victus Bats Axe Handle DP15A (price check).
Occassionally we send out important updates and new bat reviews directly to our readers. One click to unsubscribe. We never sell your email address.
You may not reproduce the information on this site without express written premission from Just Bat Reviews, LLC. All material Copyright © 2019. Bat Digest DBA Just Bat Reviews, LLC.
Just Bat Reviews, LLC and Bat Digest DBA participate in affiliate marketing programs. We may earn a comission from companies we link to on this site.