11-14-2012, 04:46 PM
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Steve asked me to post some photos of various ways to hold this handle. So here they are.

#1
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This method is for those who prefer to have the base of the handle in the palm of their hand. The tips of the thumb, middle, and index fingers hold the handle against the palm.

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This is how I hold it. The middle finger sits comfortably in the hollow area and the index & thumb hold the handle in place. Kind of like holding a pencil.

#3
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This method grips the recessed base. Some people like it.

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Similar to #2, but instead of the thumb higher up, the thumb is holding onto the bottom of the handle in the recess, while the index finger controls the brush.

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Another take on #3. Bottom of handle in between index and middle fingers.

#6 Just grab the bulb part with the tips of your fingers. Quite comfortable. Can use all five.
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 11-14-2012, 04:53 PM
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Well done Lee. I'm a #1 guy right now but I'm going to give #2 a try next time.

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 11-14-2012, 05:03 PM
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  • Teiste
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I hold it like in the 3rd pic and its very comfortable for me.

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 11-14-2012, 05:25 PM
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When I had a Kent, I was a #2 guy.

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 11-14-2012, 06:41 PM
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Thank you Lee! Very helpful, I will try all of them in hopes to find mine.

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 11-14-2012, 07:08 PM
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Interesting! I always wondered how one held this brush! Somehow I pictured it being held by the indented space with the thumb and forefinger, and flicked back and forth with twists of the wrist.

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 11-14-2012, 07:10 PM
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Interesting thread... I never put too much thought into different hand/finger positions on a brush. I always just naturally end up with what works immediately.

I too am a #2 guy.

The Monarch/Kent handle is extremely ergonomic IMO.

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 11-14-2012, 07:39 PM
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(11-14-2012, 07:08 PM)john parker Wrote: Interesting! I always wondered how one held this brush! Somehow I pictured it being held by the indented space with the thumb and forefinger, and flicked back and forth with twists of the wrist.

A variation of #4 without the guidance of the index finger.

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 11-14-2012, 08:02 PM
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(11-14-2012, 07:39 PM)asharperrazor Wrote:
(11-14-2012, 07:08 PM)john parker Wrote: Interesting! I always wondered how one held this brush! Somehow I pictured it being held by the indented space with the thumb and forefinger, and flicked back and forth with twists of the wrist.

A variation of #4 without the guidance of the index finger.

Why yes it is!

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 11-15-2012, 04:57 PM
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Added another one.

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