Our Ottertail style of canoe paddle has been going welll lately. We are on pace this year to make at least 3 times as many of them than in any single year so far.
Laminated from western red cedar with a strip of hardwood down the middle for added stiffness and strength. Hardwood centre strips are usually either ash or cherry, walnut available at a small extra cost. These paddles have been selling very well lately. More photos coming soon.
Roughly a 5.5" by 25" blade and in a variety of lengths between 54 and 60 inches.
Photos are from some recently built paddles. No two will be identical as they are all handbuilt in our home based woodshop.