The Mezzaluna Chopper For those unfamiliar with Mezzaluna Choppers, they bridge the gap between more traditional kitchen knives and a food processer. Typically used to mince or dice herbs and vegetables such as basil, parsley, onions and etc.. They are also commonly used to cut cheeses and especially harder cheeses due to the fact its far safer to apply pressure with your hands away from the blade. With the size of this Mezzaluna Chopper you can also slice pizza easily and efficiently as well. Another benefit of the design is you can safely apply pressure for cutting of large vegetables and/or meats. Such as cutting water melon or different types of squash which can be more difficult with traditional chef knives. It can also be great in other roles that require a long cut as well such as cakes and other baked goods. Another design benefit of a Mezzaluna Chopper is it can help those with arthritis or individuals that have difficulty with using traditional kitchen knives. Since it has two handles it can be much easier and simpler to use as well as safer, giving those individuals the ability to do more in the kitchen. Use and Care To use the Mezzaluna Chopper hold each handle and rock the chopper back and forth until the desired consistency is reached. Hand washing after use is recommended and then dry for storage. The Mezzaluna Chopper arrives sharp but can be sharpened periodically as desired. Specifications The Mezzaluna Chopper is made from all stainless steel and is 10 inches long. Hand washing recommended.