In the wake of popular trends such as the field-to-table and locavore movements, home butchery of both game and domestic meats has become more popular than ever. At the heart of that process is a quality boning knife. These specialty blades make the most out of your meats by allowing closer trimming to the bone, which is where the most flavorful and tender cuts are. The boning knife produces a clean carcass for stocks or broth and learning to use one increases your overall versatility in the kitchen. Here are a few things to consider when deciding which style of boning knife is right for you.