Cane paddle-Width

i have a 8 1/4’ blade and a 7 3/4’ blade which one is better???

Paddle made of cane?
Never saw one o’ dem yet. Ah’s knows yer must o’ meant “canoe”. Usually de wider de blade de more water it pushes per stroke, but will be more tirin’ over de long haul. Whitewater paddles are usually wide while ah’ frequently use narrow bladed (5") paddles for flatwater touring.


…on the size of your bow person’s hat.

For me the 8-1/4 (bent shaft)
I’ll be using it in a 25 mile paddle tomorrow