Great for easily, quickly and safely mincing things like herbs, garlic, fruits, and even harder items like vegetables, etc.. Just grab both handles and rock away. This one features TWO blades for double the mincing action. Excellent for finely shredding lots of herbs, or try the single-blade version (item WUS-4371-18) for more control if you want to use it for shopping things into more precise lengths. If you've ever seen a television show or book featuring Nigella Lawson, then you'll know that she uses a version of this style knife for just about everything. While I wouldn't use it as much as she does, a mezzaluna ("half moon") is great for easily, quickly and safely mincing things like herbs, garlic, fruits, and even harder items like vegetables, etc.. Just grab both handles and rock away. You can use it on a standard flat wooden or plastic cutting board or in a wooden bowl or other rounded container where the blades will have maximum contact for super efficient use! When we were kids my mom used an ancient double-blade model like this to make her famous chopped chicken liver. Yum. But now that chicken liver is bad for us again (wait a week -- some scientist will say it's good again) I use mine for fresh herbs. Quality German stainless construction & quality for a lifetime of use!