This Westwind Reed Knife uses a standard blade shape. The hollow grind in the front face of the blade minimizes the blade's contact with the sharpening stone. The back face, by contrast, is a shallow bevel. Combining the best features of both hollow ground and beveled knife styles, this knife is uniquely designed to work with the Westwind sharpening system so that experts and novices alike can attain a perfect edge quickly and easily. Choose left or right handed.