I just love these kitchen devils. The design is great, the blade is just the right length, and they carry an edge for ages. I wouldn't have bought a new one except that after about twenty years the handle on my old one finally parted company with with the blade.
I was absolutely lost without it. So, promptly ordered two replacements. The new design is even better than the old one. Not too different, but the handle is definitely better to hold. I usually throw away the wire protector, but beware, they are sharp.
Great product. Long may they keep making them. At the previous rate I should now be ok for at least 40 years.