I didn't even notice the overhand until you mentioned it. I suppose we were all so into the objective ahead we didn't even think about it. Supposedly in the late 1980's the original summit block fell off which now makes sense.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe