What's in this paddle?:
- African Mahogany: Originates in West Tropical Africa (primarily Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria). Heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. It has a good natural luster with a light-refracting optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy.
- Sapele: The sapele tree can be found in tropical Africa (primarily Ivory Coast and Nigeria). Its heartwood is a lustrious golden to dark reddish brown that tends to darken with age. Besides the common ribbon pattern seen on quartersawn boards, Sapele is also known for a wide variety of other figured grain patterns.
- 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.
- Western Red Cedar: This tree grows in Pacific Northwest United States and Canada. Its heartwood is reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas.