Carving knives are typically large, with sizes that are typically between 20cm and 38cm. They typically have a pointed tip, but some manufacturers make them with a rounded tip. Most carving knives have a smooth and non-serrated edge. Rounded carving knives are ideal for cutting around the bone, and the pointed tip is better for cutting pieces of meat from roast beef and ham. Some carving knives have a fluted blade to prevent meat from sticking.