This carving knife is New for 2007! The 9" Carving knife with hollow a ground edge makes this knife glide through proteins like ham, turkey, steak with ease. This knife is also great on veggies & sushi! This cutlery piece is shaped similiar to a sushimi style Japanese knife. The bolster area is newly designed with a rounded blend from the handle to the blade for ultimate comfort and functionality, and the hollow grounds on the blade of the carving knife assist in smooth cutting & releasing food from the blade.