It's been quite a long time since I bought myself a new knife. Have been happy with the ones I already own, and am generally reluctant to buy specialty items that won't be used very often. But I've thought about getting a mezzaluna for quite a while, and when I saw this double-bladed one from Henckels at a great sale price I just couldn't resist it. I have a Henckels chef's knife that's served me well for years, and this was a $70 knife on clearance for only $25. It looks like a pretty little modern sculpture and it rocks, if you'll pardon the bad pun.