The BB Special has a bent shaft for a more efficient paddle stroke on flat water, letting you go further with less muscle fatigue. This paddle has a seven-laminate blade that is handcrafted of basswood, maple and red alder, and is made entirely in Osceola, Wisconsin. For added durability, the BB Special blade also has Bending Branches’ Rockgard® edge protection. Some of the most experienced paddlers find that the BB Special bent shaft wood canoe paddle has flat water cruising performance at an unbeatable price.SPECIFICATIONSBlade Size: 8.1" x 19"Grip Type: Classic Palm GripShaft Type: 18 Laminate BasswoodWood Type: Basswood, Maple, and Red AlderLengths Available: 48, 50, 52, 54, 56 inchesWeight: 22 oz.Rockgard Color: CaramelYour Bending Branches paddle(s) will be made to order for you. Current manufacturing may take up to one week to fulfill.