No, not exactly like a double handed sword but it may be a surprise for the beginners that very often is the other hand helping to lead the knife. It is by pushing on the back side of the blade. Some of these grips are advanced and very good control of the knife is needed to perform them well. As the technique develop it comes naturaly into use. But only after getting familiar with the basic power move cuts that are very well known throughout the spooncarving community being taught in the courses. That gives one an ability to carve effectively and teaches one how to avoid the danger of serious injuries. Please enjoy the pictures.