Handcrafted solid cherry paddle with a versatile blade shape.
Explore the north with Hunter & Harris’ most popular paddle! The Norseman is an evenly balanced design that builds on the classic beavertail without compromising speed or agility. Its unique shape offers a well-balanced paddle that lends itself perfectly to shallow and deep waters alike. The smaller radius at the tip and wider midsection make it a perfect companion for longer days on the lake without the fatigue. An excellent choice for bow and stern paddlers looking for a versatile wilderness tripping paddle.
Solid cherry wood construction with a hand rubbed oil finish. Handcrafted by Hunter & Harris in Ontario, Canada.
Blade Size 24 ¾ x 6 inches
Avg. weight 32 oz.
Shaft Soft oval
Finish Hand-rubbed oil finish
Sizes 54, 57, 60, 63
Uses Deep and shallow waters, wilderness tripping, recreational
Warranty 1 year
When you come into the store we fit paddles in a few different ways. For some paddles it’s as easy as standing up straight with the paddle blade on the floor in front of of you. The grip should be somewhere between the top of your sternum and chin. For other paddles we may have you hold the paddle as if you were about to take a stroke, and then put the shaft on top of your head. If your elbows are at 90 degrees you have a good fit.
Ordering From Home
If you can’t join us in the store and see the paddles in person, the following is the best technique to get the correct size. The overall paddle length should be determined by the shaft length from the top of the grip to the throat of the paddle (where the shaft meets the blade).
To determine the paddle size you need, sit up straight on a chair and measure the distance from the surface of the chair to your chin. Add 6” for the approximate distance the canoe seat would be from the waterline. For example, a person whose chin to chair measurement is 23” would add 6” to arrive at a 29” shaft length. Looking at the specifications for the Norseman (below) you would find the best fit would be a 57” paddle. A one or two inch variation really will not have much effect in usage, just try for closest shaft length. Remember to consider that canoe seat heights vary as might a ‘comfort range’ that you might feel more suited to.
Due to the nature of handcrafted work these measurements are approximate and could vary.