What's in this paddle?:
- Genuine Mahogany: This species grows in Southern Mexico to central South America. Its color ranges vary from yellowish-brown to orange to reddish-brown. Mahogany also exhibits an optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy.
- Birdseye Maple: Birdseye Maple is not technically a distinct species of maple, but rather, it’s a figure that’s occasionally found in sugar maple trees. It’s named “birdseye” because the figure resembles small bird’s eyes. The figure is reportedly caused by unfavorable growing conditions for the tree. The sugar maple attempts to start numerous new buds to get more sunlight, but with poor growing conditions the new shoots are aborted, and afterward a number of tiny knots remain.
- Bubinga: This is an exotic wood from equatorial Africa (The Bubinga tree grows in Cameroon and Gabon, West Africamost commonly found in Cameroon and Gabon). Its heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks.