Let only the well earned nicks show on your paddle. When on the road and between canoe trips, protect your paddle in a Paddle Sack. That way you will remember where each rock left it’s mark on the blade and be sure that the dent in the shaft didn’t come from something like a folding chair stored in the basement. Waxed canvas construction with flannel lining. Paddles ride blade up, a closure secures the top (they can also work as a streamlined gun case).