Natural Exotics

International Merchants of Exotic Natural Products since 1992

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Native Made in CANADA
Genus and species: N/A
Assorted
Theme:
Trading Post
Indigenous Made Items:
Indigenous Made
North American Aboriginals:
Huron
Material Type:
Rawhide, Wood
Please read the Note about Stock Types
Price: $155.00 per pair
    Order Code: 486-14 (L2)
    Availability: Variant
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    Huron Snowshoes are used for walking on trails or in open woodland. They are recommended for family recreation. Split lacing. Bindings sold separately.

    The weight recommendations below are a guideline for use in deep, fluffy snow. For damp or compact snow, the snowshoes will work well with up to a 50-pound higher load.

    Order Code Size Weight
    486-14 10"x33" 50-100 lbs.
    486-15 11"x36" 80-120 lbs.
    486-11 12"x42" 100-160 lbs.
    486-10 14"x48" 175 lbs. & +

    The Snowshoes are made with leather lacing and ash splint frames. These traditional style snowshoes are more adaptable to different snow conditions than more modern snowshoes. With a little bit of care and maintenance, these working snowshoes can be handed down to future generations.

    Please note that these snowshoes are functional ones made by a Native American-owned and operated company in a production environment for actual use by enthusiasts. If you are looking for finely finished, hand-crafted snowshoes made by an artisan using moose sinew with fine webbing and a lot of detail work, these may not be for you. We sometimes have a selection of used snowshoes that will meet this requirement. If you want to hit the trails with real wooden snowshoes, then these are perfect.

    The lacing must be varnished regularly to keep the hide from sagging. Our supplier uses boat varnish which can be purchased at most hardware stores. If the lace becomes limp after use, it must be dried slowly (away from a direct heat source), and then generously varnished with an exterior oil-based varnish. Do not allow wet lacing to freeze by leaving in the trunk of a car, for example. Snowshoes should be stored in a cool, dry place away from the sun and rodents, which may be fond of rawhide.

    A tail on a snowshoe acts like a rudder and allows the snowshoe to stay in a straight line with each step. It also serves as a counterbalance weight at the back of the snowshoe, thus helping to lift the tip out of the snow. However, in dense forest especially in deep snow, the tail can be cumbersome in turning around trees that are tightly spaced. For this type of snowshoeing, a bear paw style is recommended.

    In general, the heavier the individual, the larger the surface area needed to support his/her weight in the snow, and the taller the snowshoer is, the wider the snowshoe he or she can choose. A shorter person with snowshoes that are too wide will have to lift his or her knees up higher with each step.

    Native made.