Great for chopping, slicing, carving, rock chops, and even detail work, this European-style blade can do it all. Unlike most knives, the Vital features an ergonomically designed handle with a broad, tapered bolster, which meets the blade face in a totally smooth joint. In combination with the wide, arching top surface of the handle, the tapered bolster creates a large surface area for your index finger's first joint to rest on. This eliminates the hotspot found in other knives, making it comfortable no matter what size your hands are. When cutting with a proper pinch grip, you’ll have drastically improved horizontal control, which keeps your fingers safe and your cuts straight when cutting foods with round, slippery, or tough skins.