This meat carving aid is great for slicing roast beef, turkey, lamb and other large pieces of meat. The 12 prongs are extremely sharp and will hold the meat steady while slicing. Unlike a traditional carving fork which only has 2 prongs, the multiple prongs provide more stability. Each prong is spaced about 1/2 millimeter apart. For thicker slices of meat, only cut between every 3rd or 4th prong. The rounded handle is large and comfortable to grip. This carving aid can also be used as a meat tenderizer to break down the connective tissues which can make meat taste tough and leathery. A protective piece of plastic keeps the prongs covered when not in use. This item is dishwasher safe. Use caution when removing it from the dishwasher. The prongs are very sharp. Measures 4.5x1x6.75-in.