Knocking in will assist in the longevity of your cricket bat. The process involves the application of Bradbury bat butter before receiving 10,000 hits on the face (not edges) with a specialist machine. Additional rolling under a mechanical press is NOT part of the process and it is highly opposed by Bradbury. The original bat maker is charged with this responsibility, it is a skill reserved for those that have mastered the craft. We do not knock the edges in as the face of the bat is designed for use, not the edges. The service includes the fitting of a protective facing.
This service is for non-Bradbury cricket bats and is not part of the service offered when purchasing Bradbury cricket bats.
If you have concerns regarding the toe maintenance, consider applying a toe guard. Shoo Glue is also recommended.