This very short paddle was originally going to be longer. When I started shaping it I had to trim a little from the end of the wood to remove a crack. Alas the crack was deeper than it first appeared so a little more wood was removed, then a little more and a little more until the crack was gone and I was left with a very short and very cute little OTK paddle :)
With such a tiny blade this paddle is really suited for paddling from your wrist rather than your elbow or shoulder, and makes a perfect over the knee spanking toy.
The wood is a particularly striking piece of myrtle with many colours appearing in the grain. The handle hole and dot details are brass. The silky smooth finish consists of multiple coats of hand rubbed oil.