Knife parts typically include a blade, handle, bolster, and tang. The blade is generally the sharpened portion of the knife and includes both a cutting edge and a spine. The handle provides a grip to hold the knife comfortably while allowing for control over its movement. The bolster provides an area for the user’s fingers to rest above the metal blade of the knife as well as acting as a counterbalance to help prevent accidental slippage during use. Finally, the tang is an extension from one end of the bolster which allows it to be firmly attached to either side of the handle.