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Badger Paddles

Badger Tail, Cherry

Badger Tail, Cherry
Badger Tail, Cherry
Designed to be sturdy and beefy.
Badger Paddles-Badger Tail, Cherry
Availability:In Stock



The Badger Tail has a deep and wide blade with a lot of surface area to move large amounts of water but still sits deep enough to be a very effective rudder. This paddle is also great for prying strokes.


Specifications**:  W 5 5 /8" x L 27 1/4"
Wood type:  Cherry Oiled

**Due to the nature of the handcrafted work, these measurements are approximate and could differ as much as 1/4" or more. The width is taken at the widest part of the paddle blade and the length is the measurement of the blade from its end to its neck.


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Canadian old school paddle rating
Been watching too many Kevin Callan YouTube. Wanted to try what he uses; Badgertail and Tripper.I have my dad's 70 year old Old Town cherry beavertail. So the style has been around for awhile. Beautiful paddle. Shaft is kind of squarish, not really an oval or round. A bit clunky. Maybe just mine? Feels good in my hand. The blade is robust, still has an edge thickness. It doesn't come to a feathered edge like the old one. Oiled cherry is beautiful. Sock is classy. Hard to find Badger oil. Rutebaga only USA shop to ship Badgers. Great, fast, fair priced shipping.

Reviewed by:Scott Efrom Prior Lake, MN. on 5/3/2019

Cherry badger tail rating
Very nice paddle . Oiled finish feels great in the hands . My favorite paddle now without a doubt . Fast shipping as well . Thank you

Reviewed by:Lucas from Fairmount . on 1/2/2018

Outstanding rating
The workmanship, fit and finish is outstanding. Slight dihedral on the blade. Reasonable weight. Mine was turned out to be the oii finish option, which I prefer, but the varnish/oil option was not specified on the webpage. Super service and shipping as usual.

Reviewed by:David Ofrom Delmarva. on 8/12/2015

Cherry Badger Tail Paddle rating
Shipping and service was spot on. The Badger Tail Cherry Paddle was very well made. If this paddle had a edge protector on it that would make it perfect. Using this paddle for solo canoeing. Again, great service from Rutabaga

Reviewed by:Bill Guffordfrom Ochlocknee GA. on 3/9/2015