So what is a bolster and why would you want one?
A knife bolster is a thick junction between the handle and the blade which provides a easy transition from the blade to the handle. It strengthens the knife, makes it more durable, and balances the knife because the handle is lighter than the blade. So the bolster contributes to better balance and control.
What Is A Bolster and Why Would You Want One?
Knife shown with Cholla Cactus Handle and with a Bolster
LaClaire's Knife Shoppe
Knife shown with Cholla Cactus Handle without a Bolster