What's in this paddle?
- Padauk: This exotic hardwood comes from central and tropical west Africa. The heartwood color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish orange to a deep brownish red. Most pieces tend to start bright orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish/purplish brown
- 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.