I picked one of these up when they had them up a year or two ago and it is one heck of a blade. Incredibly sharp out of the box,and made short work of a ton of melons I had to cut for a BBQ event. What you don’t see in the picture is another piece of wood about the size of the handle that has a channel in one side that fits perfectly on top of the blade so that you can give it that extra push. It is big help when cutting through certain tough,monster squash,such as Hubbards. The only problem is that it’s almost too big for a knife bag!