Second generation handplane. The hardwood is mangeras, which looks alot like mahogany and the stringers are cedar. It is a pretty dark wood with short strings of sap that are a nice golden color. I started using hardwood as the previous hand strap anchors were pulling out of the softwoods. This has more bottom curves and a nice deep channel. The channel looks good but I'm not sure how much performance it adds if any! They are super fun to make and absolutely fun to use!