I use onions in a lot of the food I cook, mainly because they versatile, and they are quite cheap. But to make the cut from the flower end towards the root end, I can't use proper techinque. I first slice the onion in half, cutting the root end in half, then I chop off the flower end. Once finished peeling off the skin, I go to make horizontal slices from the flower end towards the root end. But while trying to do this, I can't seem to get the knife through the halfway point of the onion. I can make the cut by putting my left hand (guide hand) behind the onion with my fingers pusing on the back of the blade. Doing this works, and the onions dices come out right, but I don't think it is correct technique, and it is sort of dangerous. If I apply to much force and go through the onion, it will hit my wrist.