bespoke East and West Greenland paddles UK paddle canoe custom
2 - 7
Paddle No. 26
loom cross-section (HxW):
nuupaddle test paddle
1.68m (5' 6")
Obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon) with
Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum) blade tips and edging
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 . . .