I ended up getting this paddle in a package deal when I bought my OTCA. It's a pretty little thing. Nice patina. Good feel in the hand. Pretty lite. What should I do with it? Should I use it? Structurally, it's sound. It could use a bit of varnish to protect it from water or being knocked about. I've used it as a pattern for a couple of basswood paddles that I made for my friend and his wife.