River “Y” Canoe Paddle


The “River Y” is a classic traditional canoe paddle which features opposing arcs laminated into a black walnut book-matched blade. Fritz employes fine hand tools to sculpt each into a beautifully balanced artistic canoe paddle that achieves a confident feel in one’s hands as well as in the water. Each paddle is personalized with one’s name, serial number and signed. This paddle is inspired by David Duncan’s “The River Why” and makes for a wonderful gift for the collector or canoe enthusiast.

River “Y” Construction

  • Laminate hollow shaft
  • Black walnut
  • Ash edging
  • Epoxy dynel tip
  • Encapsulated in an s-glass epoxy composite

Standard Features 

  • Black Walnut, aspen, basswood, ash, bubinga woods
  • Straight blade
  • T-Grip
  • Opposing arcs
  • Sized to length
  • Personalized: name, serial # and signed

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For Inscriptions on the paddle or for options not listed please use “Comment Box” when completing the order form.

Wood Options

  • Mahogany
  • Appalachian hardwood
  • Figured or tropical wood (call)

Design Options

  • Wildwater blade
  • Traditional beaver tail or a historical design


  • Slalom blade — 18.5″
  • Wildwater blade — 18.5″


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