With the shape of a swallow’s tail, the flared grip prevents the blade from slipping. It lies firmly in one’s palm, yet it is relatively flexible.
The anatomic grip is shaped to fit perfectly in one’s palm. Recommended for larger hands it seems relatively thick and allows a firm grip.
The straight handle supports every blade grip with emphasis on an active use of the wrist.
The Chinese penholder was developed for the two-sided Penhold game system.