This is a little saw I bought from Anzen hardware in Little Tokyo. It's called a keyhole saw. I'm going to use it eventually to expand a hole that I will eventually drill into my block of ash wood. I don't know if it'll be able to handle such hard wood though.
For heavier duty cuts I require this saw. It took twenty minutes to cut off one corner of the ash block. The placement of the gloves next to the saw with my strange Birkenstocked feet give the picture a strange and somewhat sinister air.