Paddle Measurements from Knud Rasmussen Museum at Ilulissat

Gail E. Ferris

gaileferris@hotmail.com

www.nkhorizons.com/Ilulissatkayakpaddles.htm

 

I measured two kayak paddles at the Knud Rasmussen Museum at Ilulissat both of which were different from each other and completely different from the thickness and width

Although I did not measure the actual thickness of the bone edge it appeared to be about 1/8 of an inch thick being fastened with bone nails at 1 cm intervals.

The bone nails resembled round finishing nails in general shape and my photos and close up video footage will show this detail.

 

 

 

 

 

www.nkhorizons.com/KitditStormPaddle.htm from Aassiat area

www.nkhorizons.com/Ilulissatkayakpaddles.htm from Ilulissat Museum

 

www.nkhorizons.com/NeilsMoellerPaddleUpv.htm a new paddle made by Neils in the 1990s in Upernavik

 

www.nkhorizons.com/CurvedShaftPaddleUpv.htm an interesting purposefully bent shaft kayak paddle in Upernavik

www.nkhorizons.com/ManitsoqOdenseStormPaddle.htm

www.nkhorizons.com/NathanialJensenPaddle.htm from Kullorsuaq, Upernavik area

www.nkhorizons.com/KullorsuaqKayakLarsJensen95.htm watching Lars demonstrating hunting from his kayak

www.nkhorizons.com/NikolajJensenkayakpaddle.htm detailed drawings of paddles in Kullorsuaq

www.nkhorizons.com/DisabledKayakLaunch.htm images of how I launch and how Lars Jensen a Greenlander launches using his paddle

 

 

Knud Rasmussen Museum - Ilulissat - 1st Paddle located on the third floor hanging from the beam overhead 4th from the top

 

 

Total length was 215 cm

 

blade length was 78 cm

 

 

loom length was 30 cm

 

 

bone tip was 6.5 cm length

 

 

bone edge was 60 cm long

 

 

bone edge was 0.6 cm wide.

 

 

The width of the paddle starting at the tip as 0 cm toward the loom;

 

 

flat width of blade gross measurements

 

details of transition from blade to loom

Paddle thickness of blade - gross measurements

details of transition from blade to loom

 

@ 0 cm 0.0 cm

 

 

@ 0 cm - 1.8 cm

 

 

@ 10 cm - 7.3 cm

 

 

@ 10 cm - 1.9 cm

 

 

@ 20 cm - 7.4 cm

 

 

@ 20 cm - 2.0 cm

 

 

@ 40 cm - 7.3 cm

 

 

@ 40 cm - 2.2 cm

 

 

@ 60 cm - 6.8 cm

 

 

@ 60 cm - 2.4 cm

@ 60 cm - 2.4 cm

 

 

 

@ 75 cm - 5.2 cm

 

@ 75 cm - 3.4 cm

 

@ 80 cm - 3.8 cm

 

@ 80 cm - 3.8 cm

@ 80 cm - 3.5 cm

@ 80 cm - 3.5 cm

 

@ 100 cm - 3.1 cm

 

 

@ 100 cm - 4.0 cm

 

 

Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

Ilulissat Two Bone Edge Paddle with Bone Tips

Gail E. Ferris

gaileferris@hotmail.com

 

Knud Rasmussen Museum - Ilulissat

This was a very different paddle because the blade at the end was elliptical becoming square at 90 cm and resolving to diamond shape cross section with the long axis opposite the paddle blades at 100 cm with a distinct actually an exaggerated ridge running as a back bone from the loom part way down the face of the blades gradually flattening out.

This paddle was located on the third floor hanging from the beam 3rd from the top.

Dimensions are; total length 215 cm long, with a blade 96.5 cm long and a loom length of 22 cm. The bone tip length was 12 cm, the outer bone edge which butted up to the bone tip was 53 cm long and the inner very narrow bone edge was 32 cm long.

 

 

 

Dimensions are;

total length 215 cm long, with a blade 96.5 cm long and a loom length of 22 cm.

The bone tip length was 12 cm,

the outer bone edge which butted up to the bone tip was 53 cm long and

the inner very narrow bone edge was 32 cm long.

The width of the paddle starting at the tip as 0 cm toward the loom;

 

at 100 cm with a distinct actually an exaggerated ridge running as a back bone from the loom part way down the face of the blades gradually flattening out.

 

The width of the paddle starting at the tip as 0 cm toward the loom

The thickness of the paddle at 90˚ to the flat, power face on edge width of blade

@ 0 cm 0.0 cm

@ 0 cm - 0 cm

@ 10 cm - 8.4 cm

@ 10 cm 2.5 cm

@ 20 cm - 7.8 cm

@ 20 cm - 2.5 cm

@ 40 cm - 6.8 cm

@ 40 cm - 2.6 cm

@ 60 cm - 6.0 cm

@ 60 cm - 27 cm

 

 

@ 80 cm - 6.0 cm

@ 80 cm - 3.2 cm

@ 90 cm - 4.4 cm

@ 90 cm 3.7 cm

@ 100 cm - 3.5 cm

@ 100 cm - cm

@ 105 cm - 3.0 cm

@ 105 cm 4.5 cm

Drawing