Long and thin, much like a sliver, this modified version of an ottertail is a versatile paddle that is great for soloing, style-paddling, and tandem or solo tripping. The Sliver is a great paddle for those who have a tendency towards underwater recovery strokes.
The thin and slightly stretched blade does not load the shoulder as much as wider paddles do; this helps to reduce fatigue, while still having ample volume to effectively propel the canoe.
Badger’s signature hand shaped transitional ridge (between the shaft and blade) allows for a strong backbone traveling well into the paddle blade. It then gradually tapers into the blade allowing for uniform flex towards the center. The ridge also creates a smooth flow of water around the blade on the surface allowing for a more smooth and fluid stroke.
Available in Cherry and sometimes available in other specialty woods such as Walnut, Ash, Sassafras, Tulipwood…Can be oiled, varnished or given our special combination finish of an oiled shaft and varnished blade, as well as our vibrantly tinted WaterColours™ finish. Personalized laser engraving is also available.
Includes a Badger Paddle Sock for transport and storage.