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Sanborn Canoe


An ultralite, small-bladed bent-shaft paddle.
Sanborn Canoe-Nessmuk
Availability:In Stock




Our Nessmuk bent shaft is crafted with one thing in mind - saving weight. We've employed western red cedar throughout with a carbon-fiber backed blade to achieve one of the lightest wooden paddles you'll ever find. Nessmuk was the pen-name for George Washington Sears, a writer for Field and Stream magazine and author of Woodcraft in the late 1800s, who helped popularize canoeing and the movement towards ultra-light canoe camping. He was a tough 103 lb. man, with a canoe named the Sairy Gamp, and we would like to think he would have appreciated this paddle: your arms definitely will. 

More Info

  • Avg. Weight: 12.5-14oz.
  • Blade size: 8 x 16.5"
  • 14 Degree Bend
  • Wood: Western Red Cedar
  • Finish:
    • Blade is Fiberglassed and stern-side has textured Carbon Fiber
    • Shaft and blade are epoxied and varnished
    • T-shaped Grip is bare