Ray et al. I was betwixt and between where to place this post because the saw has now really been altered enough to almost make it a "newish" saw. It was purchased years ago at a garage sale for a song because it was really unusable. I couldn't resist cause I was aware of some of its age. It needed a new handle to make it functional and so it sat, over my bench, staring at me every time I did some work. I have never replaced a handle and have only done minor noninvasive work to old saws. I figured I had enough templates ( R. Sorby 8 inch eventually chosen ), time and so this is the result. If we were doing a full handle restore, I was going to make it with a wood I really like. The original beech was completely sheared off and I didn't have enough dry beech to play with. I had a large cut off of Honduran Rosewood (Dalbergia Stevensonii) from another project so this was used. It is dense and a pig to cut especially if only a bandsaw was used to cut the outline profile and files and rasps to cut the rest of the shape. Finished with 12 coats of french polished shellac. It being only a one off, I was surprised how long it took and can appreciate the new saw makers costs and why saw costs were once decided by the cost of the handle design. Thanks for the indulgence, enjoy Joe S.