This is not your mother's paddle--and not your mother's mahogany either. As you can see, the wood is not dark brown or black, like all that old furniture. It hasn't had a dark stain applied, so it is beautifully light and the grain that is uniqe to mahogany is clearly apparent. If you appreciate fine things, you'll want this paddle for your collection. But don't be shy--it's a workhorse for otk action too.
This bottom warmer is a full 16 inches long and three inches wide at the action end. Mahogany is a hard wood, so this one might give a little more sting than some other woods.