The handles used in Cricket bats are 100% Singapore manau cane handle, with a laminated construction of cane and rubber strips. This type of handle is designed to absorb the shock and is fitted through the precise splicing of the handle into the blade. A splicing saw is used to cut the deep V into both blade and handle, using specialized jigs, so that the handle and blade fit together perfectly. The blade and handle are fitted together by hand using a PVA glue then clamped and left to dry. Traditionally handles are set slightly forward of the blade, although as with all stages of production this is adjusted to each blade individually according to the bow and the particular characteristics of the blade.