Nathanial Jensen Paddle Kullorsuaq Greenland 1995

Gail Ferris

Gaileferris@hotmail.com

www.nkhorizons.com/NathanialJensenPaddle.htm

 

Nathanial Jensen's paddle with the ridge down the center of the loom, and the loom is a rectangle.

The total length of the paddle is 217 cm,

Overall observations of the shape of the blade cross section

@ 2 cm is a long rectangle with rounded edges,

@ 20 cm the cross section is an ellipse without any rib down the center,

@ 25 cm the rib on the face of paddle blade starts to form and

@ 40 cm the rib becomes highly defined. The loom begins

@ 76 - 77 cm where there is a step-down.

the length of the loom is 61 cm and

the length of the blades are 77 cm.

 

 

flat width of blade

details of the tip

@ 0 cm 0.0 cm

@ 2 cm 7.0 cm

@ 4 cm - 7.5 cm

@ 8 cm - 7.75 cm

@ 10 cm - 7.6 cm

@ 15 cm - 7.2 cm

 

 

on edge width of blade

gross measurements

@ 10 cm - 1.3 cm

@ 15 cm - 1.6 cm

@ 20 cm - 1.9 cm

@ 25 cm - 2.1 cm

@ 30 cm - 2.3 cm

@ 40 cm - 2.6 cm

@ 50 cm - 2.8 cm

@ 60 cm - 2.8 cm

@ 70 cm - 3.0 cm

@ 76 cm - 3.0 cm

@ 77 cm - 2.9 cm

@ 80 cm - 3.1 cm

 

flat width of blade

gross measurements

@ 10 cm - 7.6 cm

@ 20 cm 7.0 cm

@ 30 cm 7.0 cm

@ 40 cm - 6.3 cm

@ 50 cm - 5.7 cm

@ 60 cm - 5.2 cm

@ 70 cm - 4.7 cm

@ 80 cm 4.0 cm

@ 90 cm 4.0 cm

@ 100 cm 4.0 cm

@ 110 cm 4.0 cm

@ 113 cm 4.0 cm

 

 

details of transition from blade to loom

@ 76 cm - 4.5 cm

@ 77 cm 4.0 cm

of 4 cm along this flat cross section.

 

 

 

on the loom and the entire loom maintains a consistent dimension of 4 cm along this flat cross section.

The thickness of the paddle @ 90 to the flat, power face;

 

The thickness of the paddle @ 90 to the flat, power face; on edge width of blade details of the tip

@ 0 cm 0.0 cm

@ 2 cm - 0.5 cm

@ 4 cm - 0.5 cm

@ 8 cm - 1.2 cm

 

 

 

 

Similar type paddle can be found in the context of Greenland storm paddle at sites;

www.nkhorizons.com/ManitsoqOdenseStormPaddle.htm

www.nkhorizons.com/KitditStormPaddle.htm

www.nkhorizons.com/Ilulissatkayakpaddles.htm

www.nkhorizons.com/NathanialJensenPaddle.htm