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Saw handle: modify or replace?

Hey folks. I have an old dovetail saw that I've finally got sharp enough to use (I ended up essentially recutting all the teeth). It cuts well, I like the size, and the handle is just too small. With my index finger along the back of the saw, I can comfortably get my middle and index fingers into the opening in the handle. Adding the little finger makes it pretty cramped.

So: What are your opinions? Should I make a new handle that actually fits me, and put the original in storage, or should I attack the one I have with rasps and hope there's enough material left to be usable when I'm done?
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Andy - I would make a new custom handle to fit your hand.

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Thanks. That's definitely the direction I'm leaning, but I figured I'd see if anyone could convince me otherwise.
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Make an open bottom handle like this .....

https://www.google.com/search?q=dove...PzKsKj-0NbTZM:

http://www.blackburntools.com/new-to...ood/index.html
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One of my other saws is the Veritas carcass saw, with the open handle. And you're right, I like the grip a lot better. Thanks for the suggestion!
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