These wood paddles are quintessentially perfect as spanking tools: light and easy to yield, and just the right width for precision striking. Shaped like dagger blades, this wood paddle is relatively thin - at 3/8"- and allows for a good sting at impact. They also create wonderful noises - both on the skin and from the recipient's reactions ! The handle is wrapped with a heavy cowhide strip, which is very comfortable for the sensation giver and prevents slippage.
The Dagger Blade Paddle comes in 5 varieties of wood. The different colours of wood are certainly very attractive, and I'm sure you already have a favourite ! (Mine is purpleheart.) But, in add to their look, the density of these woods affects the spanking sensation for the receiver. While all paddles are essentially stingy, a lighter wood density increases the perception of sting, while a denser wood - given its heftier mass - leads to a somewhat thuddier impact.
In this range of woods, Cherry (light beige) is about half the weight of Bloodwood (red); with Purpleheart (purple), Wenge (dark brown) and Maple (almost white) between both extremes. So please, go ahead and pick your favourite colour (and Sensation) !