Named after the Norse Lordlings, the Thane is a beautiful paddle for touring. Like the Viking its shape is perfect for deep water paddling where the blade length provides excellent grip in the water and allows for a long slow blade rhythm to develop. With a slightly larger blade surface area than the Viking, the Thane has the potential for slightly more power to be generated with each stroke. This paddle is based on a long bladed Voyageur.
Blade Length: 71cm/28in
Blade Width (widest): 12.5cm/5in
Made to order – Approximately 21 days
The main body of the blade can be made from hardwood which makes the blade stronger but heavier or Western Red Cedar which is lighter but less strong.
The darker hardwood blades are generally made from Walnut.
The lighter hardwood blades are generally made from Cherry
Despite its name Western Red Cedar varies in colour from dark through to almost white.
In all case the timber is chosen from our available stock to have an appealing appearance.
Shaft Length Sizing
A guide to personal paddle length is to kneel down and hold your arm out so that it is parallel to the ground. The distance from the bottom of your fist to the ground is the paddle shaft length you need. The logic of this is that this position mimics the power stage of the stroke – top hand is extended level holding the grip which puts the blade below the level of the floor ie. under water
Blade edge armour
Dark hardwood, Light hardwood
Main blade colour
Dark Cedar, Dark hardwood, Light Cedar, Light Hardwood
Canadian shaft Length
25 inch 64 cm, 26 inch/ 66 cm, 27 inch/ 69cm, 28 inch/ 71cm, 29 inch/ 74 cm, 30 inch/ 76 cm, 31 inch/ 79 cm, 32 inch/ 81 cm, 33 inch/ 84 cm, 34 inch/ 86 cm, 35 inch/ 89 cm, 36 inch/ 92 cm, 37 inch/ 94 cm, 38 inch/ 97 cm, 39 inch/ 99 cm, 40 inch/ 102 cm