The GF-40 is listed as a boning knife, but the profile of the blade makes it suitable for a variety of kitchen tasks because of the small hilt and elongated upturn in the blade. Being fully forged it is strong enough for most kitchen tasks and can be equally used as a universal knife. This knife can be used as a small slicer, a boning knife or for cutting up small bits of meat, fruit or vegetables. It has a nice big comfortable handle with a bolster for extra protection. The protection of the bolster makes the knife suitable for cutting raw meat as it gives you a bit more grip on the handle.