^there you go. And I bet they make you smile every time you pick them up, Andy.
I've always wondered about the octagonal argument; and it may well have been bitterly discussed here for all I know. To me, with the appropriate palm swell, I would think the one with the most surface area would be the most desirable in terms of friction. I like the LOOK of octagonal handles but I admit, I don't have many of them in my collection. The closest, I suppose, are the rather squarish Butcher pigsticking mortise chisels. Those, however, you don't really "grip", rather just "point".