American made, hard-maple mallet heads with sight lines. Order mallet heads with or without a wedge. For wedge angles other than 45 degrees just leave a note at checkout or by email.
Mallet handles are usually hickory, ash, maple, birch or oak and sometimes poplar, with hand grips. Your choice of lengths! 28,” 30”, 32,” 34,” or 36”. Order your choice of 1.125” or 1” (9/8” or 8/8”). We now offer a 1.25” handle but we only make it with the 2.5” head. The most common place for a mallet to break is where the handle meets the head. That’s where there’s the most stress. Most mallets are tapered at this area and many of them are threaded. Those with threads are 3/4” diameter or less, where the handle meets the mallet head. Since our handles are the same diameter at the grip as throughout the handle and through the mallet head, a 1” mallet handle is still stronger than almost any other recreational quality mallet. So if you’d like a narrower grip, try a 1” handle.
Our mallet handles are permanently glued to the mallet heads for added strength. Everyone, especially extreme croquet players, know that anything will break if you hit it hard enough. Instead of adding expensive hardware to attach a removable handle, we make a one-piece durable mallet for a low price.
The painted mallets are hand-painted except the hitting surface. The “natural” finish mallet is not painted but the entire mallet is an oil-rubbed oil finish and can be covered with polyurethane, except the hitting surface. You may order the natural mallets in dark stain or no stain. The dyed mallets are dyed with high quality dye and finished with boat varnish or polyurethane. Great for heavy use. The color is not as bright as paint but still very bright and the color will not chip, since the dye soaks into the wood, instead of laying on top. It has a very interesting, metallic look, after it’s finished with polyurethane. All mallets are finished with a 1-3 coats of polyurethane or varnish, unless you choose oil finish only. The hitting surface on all of these mallets is a natural hard-maple surface, hand-rubbed with oil so they won’t chip.
If you order 4 mallets or more, at the same time, we’ll include a free, handmade carrying case