Hi, I'm Brian Gilbert. I've been enjoying sea kayaking for some years now off the beautiful coast of Western Australia.
Having retired as a carpenter gave me time to indulge my passion for woodworking as a craft. I built myself a Shrike Greenland style kayak and a couple of paddles to accompany it. My friends suggested that I start making paddles for sale, so here we are.
Using a combination of Western Red Cedar and composite materials such as carbon kevlar for extra strength, I strive to create functional paddles with an awesome strength-to-weight ratio that makes for a lightweight yet highly durable paddle that is a joy to use.
Each unique handmade Seablade paddle has its own characteristics, as individual as each paddler.
Here's to a great time on the water.