The 196 model has a flared thin handle that flares into the knob with little to no ridge. The wood bat barrel is long which gives it a big hitting area and sweet spot.
The 196 features a very comfortable knob-handle combo with a LOADED barrel to destroy baseballs. Best suited for birch.
Here's each color option below. Every color can be paired with a different color handle and barrel. You can use this as a reference to get creative with your custom bat!