The Huscarl: £140.00
Named after the Norse household warriors, this paddle is designed for every day general purpose paddling. It is a beautiful all round paddle to use with the full range of strokes. The blade size is generous giving it the potential for bursts of power when needed.
The shape is based on a modified beavertail.
- Blade Length: 58cm/23in
- Blade Width (widest): 20cm/8in
- The Weight is spot on. Gets the canoe moving when I wanted it to in all directions. Is fantastic for the full range of strokes. Very solid in the water, blade cuts through the water well and handles support strokes very positively!
- This is a really lovely paddle, very comfortable to use for long distances and really light. Blade size and the shaft are great. It feels strong and durable and as an instructor paddle it is ideal for demonstrations.
- This is a fantastic paddle. It has excellent shape and size for delivering real power and speed and the timber looks like it should be a piece of indoor furniture. The oiled grip gives great purchase and the looms seem tough and have minimal abrasion from canoe gunnel even from lots of use off the gunnel for pry strokes.
- The blade on this paddle is a nice shape. I found the length and the width well proportioned and the power is well balanced when the pressure is applied. This is a powerful blade in all strokes and slices nicely as the blade is relatively thin throughout. I really like the way the wood is laminated, especially the strips on the outside edge which will add strength and durability to the blade. The handle is shaped well and for my hand is the right thickness and grip length. I like the oiled finish since it has more connectivity than a varnished surface. For moving water the stiffness of the shaft was very useful, the paddle turned into a very powerful tool and enabled lots of power to be transferred. Overall it is well balanced and a nice weight. This paddle is a fantastic piece of craftsmanship and construction, and as it is laminated and oil finished it should be hung on the wall. (Ashleigh Hunter: CANI Coaching and Development manager.)