DKP VK-18 Cricket Bat | All Sizes Available | Virat Kohli ProfileRegular price £449.99 Sale price £289.99 Save 36%
The DKP VK-18 Cricket Bat is our flagship cricket bat, where tradition meets modern evolution. Exclusively available in Players and Grade 1 English Willow. The bat has minimal concaving with a hybrid square/round toe and a mid to low sweet spot. The profile as used by the modern day great batsman Virat Kohli.
The DKP VK-18 is made with a traditional full profile with a modern twist - a hybrid toe. A profile widely used by international players as it enhances pick-up and makes for a very high and wide sweet spot. Our master bat maker uses the sweet science of traditional bat making skills to create the ultimate cricket bat. This bat suits both stroke makers and power hitters, with a large mid-low sweet spot.
The DKP VK-18 is beautifully handcrafted for drive and balance. Just think of Virat Kohli driving perfectly through the covers. Made from the very best Players or Grade 1 English Willow, using lightweight clefts, each bat is handmade from start to finish, with every bat being triple pressed to get the best performance.
With our classic white and chrome decals, stand out from the rest with something that is handmade and crafted in England using a unique pressing process. Every angle is precisely shaped and smoothed through our unique sanding so the bat has a stunning glow. This is more sculpture than carpentry from the master bat maker at DKP.
DKP VK-18 Characteristics
- A full profiled bat with a dramatic mid to low swell and hybrid toe
- Hand crafted from our top grade English willow
- Sculpted profile with minimal concave sanding for fullest back
- Concentration of wood through bat’s core
- Senior comes in standard short handle but also available in LH/SSB/SB/LB
- Oval or round handle available
Our DKP VK-18 bats are offered in two grades as described below:
Players Grade 1+ will be the best pieces of wood we have in our workshop and would be the same quality that the professional cricketer would utilise. For example, tight grain or predominantly sap wood which is all white wood, no blemishes and exceptional performance as used by international players. This grade is very rare and is limited in availability.
Grade 1 English Willow cricket bats will have 7 or more Grains, which will have a clear white face and no blemishes on the face of the blade or with a small strip of heartwood. Heartwood is from the centre of the tree and is generally preferred by pro players.
Each DKP Cricket bat will come pre-knocked in with a DKP Pro-Edge scuff sheet free of charge.