This style of boning knife has a thicker blade, and is the traditional Japanese shape for a boning knife (triangular shape). Definitely gaining in popularity here... it's quite useful and versatile, with the shorter length and straighter blade edge. This is a seriously heavy-duty knife with a thick and extra-strong blade, and a very beefy larger-than-standard sized handle so you have a superb grip. Hence the apparently high price for what seems like a "small" blade... in your hand it does NOT seem small!! In beautiful silver and blue gift box.
NOTE: Only for right-hand use.