Ash wood has a delightful grain, but an unpleasant color under most of the finishes that I use. The very oil that imparts lasting flexibility renders the wood a dull mustardy color… but artist’s pigments look wonderful! So I gave this batch a heavenly violet hue.
They are around 16 inches long.
My “Whappers” are an amusing, surprising shape, kind of a double-but-opposing wedge. This gives them a nice balance in the hand and a delightful warm sting. They are narrower than a paddle, wider than a cane, with a nice weight and more gravitas than a paint stirrer.