Hold the blade closer to the cutting edge: < 5 years experience
Hold the handle only: < 5 years experience
Hold the blade closer to the cutting edge: >= 5 years experience
Hold the handle only: >= 5 years experience
For fine mallet work, it would have to be by the handle.
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
It's interesting to me how many people chose blade instead of handle. I kind of figured that it would go blade for the inexperienced and more toward handle as experience becomes greater.
End grain should never be shown in polite company.
As long as there isn't a lengthy discussion on the merit of various butt-chisel diameters, why not?