Rod Handle Type

Carpenter produces their rods with handle in two different types (below image) and difference between two is only cosmetic and function the same. (Type 2 has Fore Grip EVA up to level of top end of handle)

All semi custom model and custom model rods have type 1 handle and regular model rods can have either type 1 or type 2 handle. This does not mean Carpenter produces regular model rods with two different type handles in each production for agents, retailers or customers to choose and they are all built at the same factory with only one type handle depending on assembling factory where Carpenter assigned them but same regular model rods with different type handle can be found between productions (production cycle is generally 1-2 years)

Rod Handle Type

Reference: Rod Production Model Type