Thane canoe paddle

(1 customer review)


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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

Additional information

General Information

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

1 review for Thane canoe paddle

  1. Valkyrie1

    Review by Alan. 2012
    Uploaded by Valkyrie

    I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing this paddle for Valkyrie Craft as part of their development process. The Thane is excellent weight for size. It looks stunning but is robust. The blade has a lovely degree of flex when in use without being subject to flutter. The use of laminates and result in a sound flexibility stiffness compromise. The grip shape is lovely in the hand and the oiled finish provides good purchase even when using the Indian stoke. A varnished grip can be sometimes be slippery when you need it most!

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