I purchased this set after previously purchasing the mixed set of spiral & smooth handle bar spoons from A Bar Above. I found the smooth handle bar spoon to be significantly better due to it being: a) heavier mass (i.e. more weight) which enables easier stirring as once the spoon is in motion one it requires less work due to it having more momentum; and b) it's significantly easier and more pleasant to guide due to the smoothness of the handle in one's hand ... Controlling the slip and twirl in one's fingers vs a spiral handle bar spoon (due to the spirals only providing a single option of slip & twirl by its very design) is much more convenient and pleasant.
Stirring a cocktail in a mixing glass containing large ice for 20 or 30 or more seconds is significantly more pleasant with this spoon. I have a couple of other brands of swirl handles and plan to give away all my swirl handled bar spoons of this dimension. A friend sampled the difference and was instantly sold on these smooth handle bar spoons too. Beautiful craftsmanship and design ... have been using for a few months and expecting years of use