As a kid it was always my task to peel the potatoes for dinner. I never had the dexterity or caution to use a sharp knife like my mother could so delicately wield so I had to use a peeler. Kuhn Rikon sells the same Swiss Peeler that I used as a kid. Currently they offer it at JL Hufford in 7 colors. With a Carbon steel blade it stays sharp even with frequent use. @ 3.50 each the Kuhn Rikon Swiss Peeler makes this utensil a handy and inexpensive purchase. This peeler is not limited to potatoes but can be used to shave sheer, cut, trim, skin, and shed loads of fruits vegetables and cheeses.