So I have convinced myself that I want one of these, and sold myself on the design by Blunt family paddles. Sadly today got a response that they are not in production and hope to be again but try back later.
I have searched these threads and there is great information:
Wooden Kayak Paddle Advise?
Wooden Kayak Paddle
But they are dated, Backlund has passed, Blunt is out, so all I can find is Jim Snyder:
and Pot Hole Paddles:
Would really love to hear about Brandy's paddles - I just talked to him and he is still in business and sounds like a quality old school guy. But this is a large chunk of coin and I have never seen one. Or anyone know of any other guys doing quality work?