“Hivernant” is French for “Winterer”. Hence, once a trader spent a winter out in the wilderness he was affectionately labelled a Hivernant.
The glory days of the canoe may have peaked in the days of the fur trade. It spurned generations of eminence for the canoe as a means of travel and trade across North America. It also, must have been a time of great pride in working hard – something we value at Sanborn. Fur traders would routinely paddle large birch bark canoes from dawn ’til dusk, transporting furs and trade goods. Since that time the canoe has been replaced by as the workhorse of the transport industry, but the legend of its’ endeavors lives on every time we pick up a paddle.
This design is painted on our Voyageur Heritage Paddle. With an elegantly traditional blade shape these are graceful in and out of the water. They’re perfect for lazy turns around the lake or for gracing the wall of your cabin. Each is a laminated combination of western red cedar, aspen and black walnut, and finished with a durable varnish dip.
- Hivernant Specifications
- Paddle Durability
- Shipping & Handling
Wood: Walnut, Aspen and Western Red Cedar
Avg. Weight: 25oz.
Blade Dimensions: 5" x 26"
Crafted & Painted at Sanborn HQ
Paddle Durability: Cabin Cruiser
CABIN CRUISER CLASS: While not recommended for the rigors of extended wilderness trips, since they don't have fiberglass reinforced blades or epoxy tip guards, they are great for cruising around the lake on day trips or gracing your cabin's wall. These paddles are a combination of hardwood and Western Red Cedar laminated together and have a heavy varnish finish.
WILDERNESS CLASS I: The defining feature of this class is that all the paddles are extremely lightweight. Every paddle in this class is made entirely of Western Red Cedar. Each blade is fiber-glassed and attached with an epoxy blade tip to ward off inadvertent rock swipes. While these are cream-of-the-crop in the weight department, they are mid-level wilderness paddles as far as durability goes. While hearty enough for any wilderness trip, some care while prying/twisting on rocks is recommended. And cedar is a soft wood so keep rubbing along the gunwales to a minimum. The moral of the story is this - lightweight and quite durable, but some care while paddling is required.
WILDERNESS CLASS II: The paddles in this class are destined to be paddled deep into canoe country on extended wilderness canoe trips. Each is a combination of Western Red Cedar with various hardwoods added for extra strength and durability. Each shaft is edged in hardwood to protect against damage from rubbing along the gunwales. The blades are reinforced with fiber-glass and attached with an epoxy blade tip to ward off inadvertent rock swipes. In other words, these are on the top shelf in our library, filed under durable.
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