What's in this paddle?
- Sapele Pommele: Originating from tropical Africa (primarily Ivory Coast and Nigeria), sapele can have a plan grain, ribbon-like stripes, or be highly figured. Sapele Pommele, however, is reserved for a stunning and distinct grain pattern that likens champagne bubbles rising to the top of a glass.
- Cherry: A domestic wood from Eastern USA and Canada that is usually considered to be in the same class as mahogany for usage in the United States. It is strong and fairly durable. The heartwood is light salmon to reddish-tan in color when freshly cut, but cherry is very photosensitive and dramatically darkens over the course of its life to a rich reddish-brown with exposure to air and sunlight.
- Soft Maple: A popular, fast growing decorative tree that grows in Eastern USA and Canada. The term “Soft Maple” does not refer to any specific species of maple, but rather, it’s a broad term which includes several different species of maple. Soft maple is only slightly softer than hard, sugar maple.