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Mezzaluna with a double blade

A mezzaluna (; Italian: ) is a knife consisting of a single or double[1] curved blade with a handle on each end.[2] It is often used for chopping herbs[2] or very large single blade versions are sometimes used for pizza[1] or pesto.


  • Name 1
  • Cutting board 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Mezzaluna with a single blade

Mezzaluna means "half moon" in Italian,[3] after the curved shape of the blade,[3] and is the most common name used in the UK. Other names used include herb chopper or hachoir , which is its French name.

Cutting board

Mezzalunas may be found sold with a cutting board that has a shallow indentation in it,[2] marketed as a herb chopper.

See also


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  3. ^ a b

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