The 9" Carving knife with hollow a ground edge glides through proteins like ham, turkey and steak with ease. This knife is also great on veggies & sushi! This cutlery piece is shaped similiar to a sashimi style Japanese knife. The bolster area is designed with a rounded blend from the handle to the blade for ultimate comfort and functionality. The hollow grounds on the blade offer smoother cutting and better release of food from the blade than the traditional flat sided carving knife.