Custom Canoe Paddles

 Sei Do Kai
44 Inkerman St.
Guelph Ontario
Canada N1H 3C5

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The official paddles of the martial arts

Standard size paddles ready-made

Here are several paddles in pine and cedar with a standard shape and length, plus a deepwater paddle in pine.

Ordering a custom canoe paddle:

I'll make you any size and shape  you would like. Email me at and let me know.

If you're not sure what size you need, spread your arms apart at the shoulder, bend your arms at the elbows and get someone to measure from elbow to elbow. That's about right for the grip length.

If you've got a favourite blade you want copied, trace it out on paper and I'll do it for you.

The six blades you see here are $65 each plus shipping. They are cedar or pine with an un-sanded varnish finish. This makes them waterproof and leaves a slightly rough surface that you will wear down with your own use of the blade but still give you a good grip in wet conditions (like when you're using them in a canoe on water).

If you want to do a bit of work on your paddle, and you should, I will finish them with several coats of tung oil which is soft, flexible and easily reapplied when needed.

Both the cedar and pine are 600 to 680 g

Traditional (cedar and pine)
Deep Water (pine)
Length over all
5 feet
5 feet 10 inches
Length from grip to start of blade 33 Inches
33 inches

paddle blades and handles

Paddle blades and handles.

paddle blades and handles

ergonomic and traditional paddle grips
On the left is an ergonomic grip, on the right, a tradtional grip.

Want to do your own paddle? Check out this link
Umm, you want a bit of a head start? I can do up a blank for you, or rough shape it and you can finish it.

  • Dear K Taylor; Many many thanks for the awesome paddle - light, beautiful, balanced - we will treasure it for years. Keep up the excellent wood artistry - again, my sincere thanks.

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Page last modified Jan 1, 2014 by Kim Taylor