This paddle is designed with work in mind and built for strong paddlers. The large blade size creates quick acceleration and confident control even in the most inclement conditions. This paddle is ideally suited for river paddling where responding rapidly to currents and obstacles is a must. Crafted from a single piece of wood, each paddle looks as good as it feels in your hands. A hand-rubbed, oil finish provides a butter smooth feel that’s easy to maintain for years to come.