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SANBORN CANOE CO.

Sanborn Canoe Company, at its origin, was a summer hobby by a few buddies to build a cedar-strip canoe with little more knowledge than we had gleaned from a how-to book, purchased at the local bookstore. By the end of that first summer we had a sturdy canoe and a keen interest in crafting a few paddles to ply it. Learning everything the hardest way possible, it seemed, by trial and error we succeeded in carving out a few paddles. Those first paddles led to the desire to learn more and then more about paddle making, until we had made more paddles than we could ever use. And curiously to us, some folks liked them. Wham-Bang, Sanborn was born!

From that all-too-clichéd “business in our buddies garage” we earnestly set out to carve out our niche in the paddling community. This was familiar territory for us, having paddled and extensively backcountry canoe camped throughout canoe country — for some of us since our early childhood. That heritage had been bred in the early years of the 1900s (and most certainly earlier still), through past generations of our families’ paddling in northern Minnesota and beyond. So through our history and eagerness to learn, we quickly grew as a paddling brand. We honed our craft and in time offered up our paddles to retail locations and to the veritable masses, through the almighty internet.

 

ALL SANBORN CANOE CO. PRODUCTS

 
"BRAVE FEATHER" cAMP AXE  Chop wood in style with the most beautiful axe we've laid our eyes upon from Sanborn Canoe Company.    SHOP NOW          £170      

"BRAVE FEATHER" cAMP AXE

Chop wood in style with the most beautiful axe we've laid our eyes upon from Sanborn Canoe Company.

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NORTH paddle  Get inspired to take a trip down on the lake with this stunning hand painted artisan paddle.    SHOP NOW          £155

NORTH paddle

Get inspired to take a trip down on the lake with this stunning hand painted artisan paddle.

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HIVERNANT PADDLE  Hang it on the wall of your cabin or set off on your next adventure.    SHOP NOW          £155

HIVERNANT PADDLE

Hang it on the wall of your cabin or set off on your next adventure.

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GITCHI GUMMI paddle  A beautiful paddle named after the Native American Nations name for Lake Superior.    SHOP NOW          £155

GITCHI GUMMI paddle

A beautiful paddle named after the Native American Nations name for Lake Superior.

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LEATHER HANGER  A handmade leather hanger for displaying your Sanborn paddle    SHOP NOW          £14

LEATHER HANGER

A handmade leather hanger for displaying your Sanborn paddle

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CODDINGTON paddle  A beautiful artisan paddle named after Coddington Lake in Northern Minnesota    SHOP NOW          £155

CODDINGTON paddle

A beautiful artisan paddle named after Coddington Lake in Northern Minnesota

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DALLE DES MORTS paddle  Name after a particularly gruesome stretch of rapids along the Columbia River.    SHOP NOW          £155

DALLE DES MORTS paddle

Name after a particularly gruesome stretch of rapids along the Columbia River.

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SCOUT paddle  The chief addition to the Sanborn Scout line of gear is the Scout Artisan Paddle.    SHOP NOW          £155

SCOUT paddle

The chief addition to the Sanborn Scout line of gear is the Scout Artisan Paddle.

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