I've been watching the UK versions of "Kitchen Nightmares" recently, and I've noticed that the way Ramsay holds his knife is unique, to say the least. Everyone I've ever seen eat, in person or on TV, holds their knife so the butt is held in the palm. Ramsay, on the other hand, holds his so that the butt sticks out between thumb and forefinger. I watched him a few times, and thought he looked odd, but I had to watch closely the next few times to see what was putting me off.
Has anyone else noticed this? Is this style of knife-holding typical in some part of the world? It certainly looks awkward to me.