The Mohawk Canoe Paddle is constructed with a high impact plastic blade and grip and anodized aluminum shaft. It combines performance, durability and no maintenance at a reasonable price. The Mohawk paddle with the 9 x 20 blade is available in a T or pear grip. The shaft diameter of 1-1/8 is the most comfortable size for most hands. A plastic shaft grip eliminates the problem of aluminum oxide rub off and cold hands in cold weather. The 9 wide paddle is lightweight (a 54 paddle weighs approx. 28 oz and floats horizontally in the water). If purchasing more than 8 paddles at a time, the price is discounted to $27.00 each.