I bought a Kokkaburra Blade bat a couple of weeks ago, and have been spending a bit of time knocking it in. A friend at my club (who knocks a lot of bats in) said not to worrry much about the face and concentrate on the edges, which ive done.
Fast forward to today, the edges are both pinging, make a lovely sounded when hit with the mallet. Perhaps i hit it a teeny bit hard though, because this crack opened up on the edge (see attached)
I can follow the line of where that crack is down to the toe and a little on the face, almost like its a big splinter waiting to come away, i daren't put a fingernail under it just in case.
So, any suggestions. Is it knackered? Remedial measures? I thought maybe putting a little oil on it, then follow by some tape (which i was going to put right along the edge anyway) that would pull it together? Glue?