bespoke East and West Greenland paddles UK paddle canoe custom

 

Paddle No. 26

 

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June 2015

 

nuupaddle test paddle

1.68m (5' 6")

2.1m (81")

90mm

500mm

40mm

28x38mm

Obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon) with

Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum) blade tips and edging

Danish oil

725g

 

 

My wood supplier suggested trying Obeche. It is an African hardwood which is light, strong, easy to carve and flexible. I put Sapele edges on as it contrasts well with the light colour of Obeche. Sapele is very hard and makes good edging, and the colours contrast well with one another, well I think they do!

 

I have not tried paddling with it yet, it does feel very light and maybe too flexible. Will report back later . . .