This cricket bat has substantial edges for a brilliant drive zone, an elongated swell height and powerarc bow. There is also a concaved back profile and reduced toe and shoulders. All GM English Willow cricket bats are designed and produced from prime English Willow by their own craftsmen and women in their own factory in Nottingham, England. Made from seasoned bleached Grade 4 English Willow. The handle is ovalled for natural bottom hand location, comfort and control. DXM conditioning means superior wood conditioning that improves the stability and consistency of willow pre-production. A new paperless design process uses state of the art CAD (Computer Aided Design) and there are quantum improvements to the vital pressing operation. GM Now: Knocked in. Raw linseed oil applied to reduce cracking and splitting by maintaining the moisture level of the blade. Clear anti-scruff cover applied to the face and edges to increase blade durability. ToeTek: DriGuard applied to resist damp and minimise toe swelling. Specially shaped resilient shield fitted to toe of bat. Reduces toe damage and feathering that is often caused by tapping at the crease. Bat features: *Bats individually tested to ensure 5 Star performance *Substantial F4.5 contoured edges *Elongated swell height *Powerarc bow *Concaved back profile *Reduced toe.