REVIEW at Paddling.net:
I had my custom Aleut made by Tom at T and J Paddles in Ontario. Pricing was very reasonable and delivery time was shorter than most. That, I assume depends on the seasonal demands.
My paddle was made to a 90" length request with a 3.5" blade.
The wood used is a beautiful western red cedar which is light weight and strong.
The craftsmanship put into this paddle by Tom is equal to some very high priced paddles. This is a very comfortable, efficient, easy to use paddle that is also a work of art. My recent trip on the Silver River was filled with "What kind of paddle is that?", "It's Beautiful" and "Where did you get it".
See our article in Adventure Kayak Magazine; https://www.rapidmedia.com/adventurekayak/categories/news/8493-issue-preview-spring-2017