(it's a Japanese Mandoline)
Only without the guard, of course. Very dangerous, apparently. I made it through the broccoli, peppers, carrots, and mushrooms. But when I got to the onions, I got distracted and cut the hell out of my finger. It was bleeding all over the place, and Kathy made me a makeshift bandage consisting of a gauze pad and two band-aids, fortified with scotch tape. I almost passed out. I continued cooking dinner (which was delicious, if I do say so myself - the secret is really in the white pepper). As I was eating I noticed my finger was bleeding through Kathy's bandage. Oops. We loaded up the kids and headed to the ER. After giving me a tetanus shot, the doctor informed me that the cut was like taking a divet out of the grass when you golf -- a chunk of finger is missing, and it's not the kind of thing you can stitch shut. There are 3 consequences to having this kind of cut that I can see so far.