BUTTERFLY ENGLISH WILLOW CLEFT
You can make your own cricket bat with this Butterfly English willow cleft.
Butterfly English willow is extremely durable with great ping. Generally, a little heavier than other willow given there is generally more heartwood in the cleft.
Where does it get its name from? The stain on the face of the cleft kind of looks like a butterfly but the stain is really like a scar. It's where a branch has been cut when the tree was young and the scar from that cut grows out as the tree gets older. If you can position the middle where a scar is look out...it will ping!
All clefts are pressed and ready to be shaped into great cricket bats!