Carving or slicing knives are thinner and sometimes flexible, allowing for a thinner more precise slice of meat. These knives work well on roasts, hams, fish, and turkeys! They come in 8 and 10 inch sizes. An 8 inch carver or slicer can double as a utility or butcher knife. If you cook large pieces of meat often, you should invest in a 10 inch carver and have the perfect tool for the job. When you are slicing that standing rib roast with your longest steak knife, you will wish you had gotten one of these.