The Titan peeler is so sharp it can whizz the skin off spuds and carrots in double quick time with the slightest of pressure. Throw the mandolin away and always peel away from you, then it's safe. Yes, it was expensive but worth it I think. I don't know why Lakeland has discontinued this peeler. I wanted another one so I bought a cheap one elsewhere and it was obviously a fake. It looked identical but wasn't as sharp so it peeled badly and was actually more dangerous because it kept skipping. Moral of the story: buy Lakeland and get quality.