For handles that breath: Rattan Tape
From time immemorial, thin strips pulled from rattan cane have been used to wrap all types of handles in Asia. This natural material, which is very comfortable to hold, lends elegance to the handles of Japanese saws as well as those of knives, bows and other equipment. Its curved profile produces a slightly rounded surface structure that not only looks attractive; it also serves to regulate moisture, improve grip and prevent hand fatigue. Smooth surface, flexible and durable, can be affixed with wood glue.
Length 3-4 m (1-2 strips), width 4 mm.