Wednesday, January 2, 2013


5-ply, hide glue construction.Anigre-Basswood-Kiri-Basswood-Anigre. 7mm thick. Around 85g. Oversized offensive shape. This blade is so strange to me. I designed it to be ALL-/Def+ and it turned out to be the fastest all-wood blade I've ever made. Nice soft feel plus decent stiffness. Not bad for a hitter or a power-looper (it has a good trampoline effect). OFF+. $70.00 Shipped.

WBS Lobo

5-ply, hide glue construction. Walnut-Spruce-Obeche-Spruce-Walnut. 5.7mm. 83-88g. J.O.W. Shape. If you're familiar with the Yasaka YEO, then you probably have a good idea of how this might feel. Now add the vibrational qualities of hide glue and you've got and even better idea. NOTE: Slight chipping at the top of one face - Price Reduced. OFF. $60.00 shipped in the 48.

WBS León

Same as the previous blade but with a thickness of 6.3mm and a weight of 83-87g. J.O.W. Shape. This blade is a bit more suited to an all out looping style but it's still as stiff as one might imagine based on it's thickness. OFF -. $90.00 Shipped w/in the lower 48.

WBS León +

5-ply, hide glue construction. Cypress-Spruce-Obeche-Spruce-Cypress. 6.8mm thick. J.O.W. Shape. My scale is currently dead but I believe this blade was in the 85-91g range. It has nice touch and significant rigidity. It's a good cross between a hitting and looping blade. OFF. $90.00 shipped w/in the continental 48.

Temporary Sale!

Over the next week or so I will be posting blades that are for sale. They're coming from a batch of test blades that I made a little over a year ago. Nearly all of these have been constructed with the hide glue method and will be priced accordingly. Some have been played with and may have slight glue residue. Some have slight damage (which will be noted in their description and reflected in their pricing). I'm not sure whether or not this will be the last time I sell any blades but I sure hope not. I've given some thought to starting model production and hopefully some insight from these sales will inform that decision. *Note: For the most part there's only one of each of these and they either haven't been played for some time or have never been played, so like any blade (especially hide-glue blades), they'll need a little break in before they reach their full potential. Thanks, Ian. VIEW BLADES HERE - Note: May I please add that all profit from these sales, (if they reach a minimum quota) will go towards purchasing new materials for both custom and model blades. So if you want to see or purchase a WBS custom blade in the future, please help me out and purchase one of these beat sticks.