The full cork handle on these Invoker Limited Edition rods is one of my favorite features. The AAA finely finished cork handle features a swept hourglass design that keeps the rods light and comfortable in your hands all day. The way you grip a rod cranking causes more fatigue than a lot of other techniques in fishing. You have to train yourself to palm the reel gently and keep the rod balanced in your hand and on your arm to have better sensitivity and less fatigue. These handles made for a very comfortable cranking experience.