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Axe is an entirely new concept for bats, built on the fact that the old, round knob does not help the hitter. The patented Axe handle puts the bat in your fingertips for a consistent swing plane and a freer release.


We build Axe bats with barrels and features that are second-to-none. Larry Carlson, Baden's Director of R&D and 28 year veteran in bat technologies, explains more in this series of videos:


    1. Made To Fit Your Hands

      - The Axe handle is ergonomically designed to fit your hand
      - This shape gives you a better grip with less tension and delivers many important benefits through your swing

      As a former player, I just like the way your hands fit when you grab it. It just feels so comfortable.
      ~ John Kruk, former MLB player, current analyst for ESPN

    2. Puts The Handle In Your Fingertips

      - The Axe handle's oval shape prevents hitters from over-gripping the bat
      - Provides a tension-free swing and greater energy transfer through the ball

      The Axe handle puts the bat out into my fingertips – where I want to be.
      ~ Stuart Parkinson, 17-year-old high school player

            1. Consistent Swing Plane

              - The oval handle shape enables the hitter to stay on one swing plane
- The hitter can sense when the barrel comes out of plane
The Axe handle keeps the bat on plane through the ball. I can feel it right away if my hands come outside the ball
~Jonathan Scott, Major Slowpitch Softball star
                            1. Powerful Contact Position

                              - The Axe handle shape keeps the hands in a consistent and powerful palm up/palm down contact position (vs. the round handle, which allows the hands to prematurely roll)

                              The oval shape keeps my son in a palm up palm down contact position.
                              ~Jim Schultz, dad of 12-year-old player
                            2. Freer Swing

                              - The Axe handle's flat backside, with no protrusion into the palm, allows for an unrestricted swing and freer release (vs. the round knob, which presses into the palm and causes restriction and injury)

                              The shape of the Axe enables me to get my hands faster through the hitting zone. The traditional round knob cuts into my palm, and I feel like I can’t get through the ball as well.
                              ~Danielle Lawrie, Major Fastpitch Softball Star, 2-time NCAA Player of the Year

Axe Bats Are Risk Free

The best way to understand the benefits of the Axe bat is simply to swing one. Try ANY Axe bat risk-free for 30 days. If you don't love it, send it back for a full refund.

The First Bat Built from End-to-End

Axe bats are approved at all levels of play in baseball, fastpitch, and slowpitch.


Axe Handle

Introduced in 2012, the Axe handle is hailed as a breakthrough by players and coaches from youth leagues to the pros. Designed based on the shape of an ax handle, the patented Axe handle gives you an ergonomic fit that delivers better performance and comfort. Every part of the shape was analyzed and tested by our development team, resulting in an Axe handle that gives you the best fit, while providing better swing leverage, control, and freedom through release than the traditional round knob.


Plus-Plus Composite Technology

Baden developed Plus-Plus Composite Technology specifically for the Axe Avenge line of composite fastpitch and slowpitch bats. Using the lightest, more durable carbon fiber on the market, we've reinforced the hitting side to meet our durability standards for one-sided hitting. Plus-Plus makes it possible for hitters to have composite barrel performance with the Axe handle. The Axe Avenge line delivers optimum balance, super-fast swing speeds, and above all, barrel performance that surpasses the competition.


LP Scandium Alloy

LP™ Scandium Alloy was created from a combination of elements to deliver performance and durability under one-sided hitting conditions. In addition to resisting dents and cracks, LP™ Scandium alloy provides explosive pop and a large sweet spot for best-in-class performance.

Engineered Hitting Zone

The Axe handle delivers benefits beyond the grip – it allows our engineers to hone in on the hitting side of the bat. Axe bats are unique in that they have an engineered hitting zone, where we optimize everything – balance, sweet spot, barrel performance, and durability – for your contact point.