This is a favourite general use Paddle shape. Made out of reclaimed local hardwood. They rescue this beautiful hardwood from dead trees to make a paddle that will give you a lifetime of use. This little guy works hard, whether you are using it to close two seams together, to put a pleat in a tea bowl or to deform a small pot. Why do they include a sock for the Paddle? The Paddle will do the job with or without a cover, but if you work in wet sticky clay then you know how a paddle wants to cling to the surface. A sock will let the paddle release quickly when you slap the clay. Get one and start slapping your clay today!