Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Found on Moriarty's Neverslip Pick and Socket Paddle Spike

Here's a curious (and potentially dangerous) bit of paddle related gear from an advertisement in the 1907 edition of In the Maine Woods

Moriarty's Neverslip Pick and Socket was a sort of paddle tip protector with a sharpened metal point. A claim on the right side of the ad states, "Makes Paddle a reliable Setting Pole"

Pick & Tip Protector

Somehow I'm picturing a new comic book hero. A crime-fighting, canoe paddling eco-warrior ensuring people don't trash backcountry sites. I think this would be his/her weapon of choice.

1 comment:

David said...

That is so cool!! I Like it!! I can dee how useful it could be on shallow rocky rivers!!

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