The all-rounder: for mincing. chopping or cutting meat. fish. fruit and vegetables. This Classic 9" Half Bolster Chef's Knife is an active participant in many kitchen tasks. makes food prepping pleasurable and is part of every professional and hobby cook’s basic equipment. The half bolster. the junction between handle and blade. reduces the weight of the knife. making it easier to handle. It also allows the entire blade to be sharpened more easily.