But looking at it now, I realize it was not made very well at all. It wasn't quality wood and the holes put in it only weakened it.
Although I thoroughly enjoy flogging, whipping using various implements made of leather. Yes, My love of leather again! Wooden paddles and brushes leave the loveliest bruises...deep bruises. The kind of bruises that a slave will feel for a minimum of two or three days.
So I believe a trip to Paddlewerks is needed to find a couple of new paddles. They really do make the best quality and have the widest variety of paddles. If you have never been there, it is so worth the trip!