What's in this paddle?:
- Ash: The Ash tree grows in Eastern USA and Canada. The heartwood is a light to medium brown color. It is renowned for excellent shock resistance and flexibility, both of which are ideal qualities for a paddle.
- Redheart: Also known as chakte kok, this is an exotic hardwood from Central America and the Eastern Coast of Mexico. The vivid red bark of the chakte kok is so unique it is difficult to make a comparison. It can look quite similar to bloodwood. though usually with a more visible and figured grain pattern. Redheart’s vibrant color quickly fades to a reddish brown in direct sunlight, though this color change can be slowed by using a finish with UV inhibitors, and keeping the wood away from strong lighting. This wood is listed as "moderately rare" according to the Wood Encyclopedia.