Our special edition paddles will be available for a limited time and only as part of our Badger Anniversary Package. There is no specific style, length or wood by which these paddles will be built, making these special anniversary paddles a set of 10 variable edition paddles. Thus, if you would like, you may build your paddle to order choosing from any one of our paddle styles, lengths or wood. (Based on availability – some design limitations apply.)
Check the list below or contact us to see what paddles are still available for sale or custom building. Only 10 Special Edition paddles will be built. Available only until Spring 2020 or until all paddles are spoken for. Please note: Oiled is the only finish available for these paddles. All paddles depicted on this page are made of walnut.
Every limited issue paddle is to be numbered, signed and dated with the year the paddle was built. Each paddle will be identified similar to a numbered print system with a unique number for each paddle and the total edition size. It will be represented in the following format – 1/10 • Mike Ramsay • 2019 – where 1/10 denotes the paddle is one of ten paddles built, and 2/10 identifies the paddle as being the second paddle of only ten, and so on.*
Our paddle-maker’s actual signature will also be replicated on the shaft of each special anniversary paddle, along with the year the paddle was built (either 2019 or 2020).
*Our good friend, and PITPC partner, Preston of Portageur.ca helped with this part!
Each limited issue paddle will be distinct due to the aluminum inlay application to the Badger paw and text logos. We chose aluminum to mark this occasion as both tin and aluminum are noted to be the traditional tokens for those celebrating an anniversary of 10 years.
First the paddles are engraved with the paw and text, a little deeper than the usual engraving would be to ensure the best result. Then the paddles are filled with a mix of real aluminum powder and epoxy resin. Once cured, the extra aluminum material is sanded away, ending with a light silvery-grey metal inlay effect. The contrast between the aluminum and a darker wood, like walnut or cherry, provides a stunning result.
According to a recent report from the United Nations, planting more trees can both slow climate change and increase our capacity to adapt to it.
As part of our special anniversary package, when you purchase one of our limited issue paddles, TreeEra will plant 10 trees. To mark this effort, each special edition paddle will feature a small TreeEra laser engraved tree icon. All in all, Badger has committed to planting a total of 100 trees for our special anniversary year.
To continue with the anniversary tradition of aluminum and tin, we have also included one 1/2 pint tin of our Badger Wood Oil as part of our special anniversary package.
Our Badger Wood Oil can be used to maintain the paddle as well as your wooden gunwales, axe handles and more. Because it is 100% hempseed oil, it can also be used on your wooden cutting boards and spoons. Discover more about Badger Wood Oil and its advantages.
To round off our special anniversary package, and in addition to the extras mentioned above, when you purchase one of our limited issue paddles, you will also receive a few more Badger extras. Included on that list is: one Badger Paddle Sock, one Badger decal, one anniversary decal featuring the Paddle in the Park Contest, and one limited edition anniversary t-shirt.
Only those who purchase these special edition paddles will be able to obtain these anniversary shirts. Front of shirt depicts a silhouette of two crossed canoe paddles above the text, “For Those Who Dig The Water”. Back of shirt depicts the iconic Badger paw logo along with our text logo which simply states “Badger® Paddles”.
We are celebrating a full decade of wilderness adventures, and paddle-making, with 10 uniquely special canoe paddles to made available until Spring of 2020.
To denote our 10 year anniversary, we chose to mark each piece with a classic anniversary symbol. As such, each of these limited edition paddles will feature a distinctive inlay made with real aluminum.
We chose aluminum to mark this occasion as tin and aluminum are noted to be the traditional tokens for those celebrating a decadal anniversary.
Keeping with this anniversary tradition, each of these paddles will also include a 1/2 pint tin of our Badger Wood Oil – plus a couple of more Badger goodies. And, as always, a Badger Paddle Sock.
Another notable aspect of these paddles is we have partnered with TreeEra in effort to support their tree planting initiative.
Consequently, to mark this very special Badger anniversary, we are working with TreeEra so that for each limited edition paddle built, 10 trees will be planted. And we do so with hopes that we can positively impact both the climate and human health.
With a finite number of these anniversary paddles being built, a total of 100 trees are to be planted for our special anniversary year.
Thus, the distinguished TreeEra logo will be added to each limited edition paddle to represent the trees planted for that paddle.
Recent research has shown that tree planting is good for everything from providing habitat to mitigating air quality to capturing and storing carbon emissions.
We are very grateful to be able to collaborate with TreeEra for this special anniversary paddle project. We welcome the opportunity to offset some of our carbon footprint and possibly help ensure that future generations will be granted the same wild places to discover and explore that we have been so privileged to enjoy.
TreeEra has planted in British Columbia, Ontario, Costa Rica, and Africa. The species of trees they plant varies from location to location as they partner with tree planting companies that know the local forestry guidelines of that particular area.
It is TreeEra’s mission to help individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and combat the effects of climate change by community-funding the planting of trees.
Technically, these would better be described as variable edition paddles as each paddle style, length, and wood type will not be the same.
However, every one of these paddles will be signed and numbered, along with the year the paddle was built, positioned midway on the shaft of each paddle.
Plus, as mentioned, the TreeEra emblem will be engraved on each blade, to represent the 10 trees that will be planted for that paddle. The planting of trees, along with the distinctive aluminum epoxy inlay featuring the Badger logos, and other markings make these paddles truly unique.
Also included in this very special anniversary paddle package are: a Badger Paddle Sock, a 1/2 Pint tin of Badger Wood Oil, a Badger decal, a Badger/Portageur.ca Paddle In The Park Contest Anniversary Decal, and a limited issue Badger T-shirt.
These paddles will be available by special order or through the online Badger Gift Shop – only until Spring of 2020, the end of our special anniversary year.
A number of these special edition paddles will be built of walnut, cherry or ash, and made available for direct sale. However, we are keeping a few build-to-order spots available for those who want to further customize their own distinctive limited issue paddle.
Please Contact us for current availability and details.