What's in this paddle?
- 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.
- 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.