We provide fur trade style paddles, Hudson's Bay style axes, crooked knives, awls, tumplines and pack baskets
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The Bark Canoe Store Brand
We have this paddle specially made for us. It comes in solid white ash and features a 6" wide ottertail blade
and a long tapered grip. You can get it unfinished as shown or we will finish it with our formula of
boiled linseed oil, turpentine, pine tar and Japan Dryer. It not only protects the wood but gives a traditional
Lengths: 54", 57", 60", 63", 66", 69", 72"
Shipping: $18 for one and $24 for 2 paddles throughout the lower 48 states
Determining the Right Size Paddle
1. The shaft length should equal the distance from one's shoulder to the waterline of the canoe. To determine this
distance, sit erect on a chair and measure from your chin to the seat.
Because some people are long legged while others are long waisted the following formula applies:
2. Add 6" to this figure to get the approximate shaft length.
(Assuming you are sitting on a seat in your canoe that is 6" above the waterline. If you kneel you might want
to reduce that by a couple of inches.)
3. Thus, someone whose chin to chair measurement is 26" would add 6" to come up with a 32" shaft length.
Add 28" which is the blade length on the ash and most of the cherry paddles and that would give you an
overall paddle length of 60".
Bark Canoe Brand Hudson Bay Style Axe
1-3/4# Axe Head W/ 28" Hickory Handle.
Shipping: $12.95 throughout the lower 48 states
Bark Canoe Brand Crooked knives
We have good quality steel knives with hardwood handle.
They cut very well.
Shipping: $6.50 up to 3 knives throughout the lower 48 states
Hand woven from Maine grown birch and maple with plywood bottoms inside and out for long lasting
durability and beauty. Olive drag cotton harness with heavy oiled leather strap.
12 inch $39.95
18 inch Light $69.95
24 inch Standard $99.95
24 inch Trapper $119.95
Heavy oiled (latigo) 12ft leather straps and leather headband. If you have not used a
tumpline we recommend you try it. When you think of carrying large bulky and excessively heavy loads in the
conventional manner the task may seem impossible. With a tumpline it not only is possible but not nearly
as painful as you might think. For centuries this is how indigenous people carried everything including their
children. These are designed to be an essential part of your gear. For portaging your
canoe, your gear, as an extra line for rigging a tarp or lean-to the tumpline is universally functional.
Bark awls must have a 3 or 4 faceted point. Round points close the hole when withdrawn whereas faceted points leave the hole wide open. We have them in
1/8th and 3/16th inch diameter shaft depending on the width of the root you plan to use. Bone handle.
If we don't have what you are looking for then drop us an e-mail
and we will forward you the info.
All orders are shipped Fed Ex Ground within 48 hours.
Give us a call. We'll be glad to answer your questions and help you with your project.
You can order by credit card, money order or check.
We will do our best to service your order as quickly as possible.
If it must go out the same day a rush delivery handling fee of $10 will be charged.
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