Hi Kevin:

Nice reply about the shape of the handle, I hope that those looking in will take heed.

Spoke Shaves, and a small draw knife, and a shingling hatchet, are tools that work real nice when working on the carving of a new curved handle taking heed to the direction of the grain in the wood.

I never use any power tools when I am producing an historic handle, it just seems not right for some reason.