A mezzaluna (//; Italian: [ˌmɛddzaˈluːna]) is a knife consisting of a single or double curved blade with a handle on each end. It is often used for chopping herbs. Very large single blade versions are sometimes used for pizza. Common uses in Italy include preparation of a soffritto or a pesto, etc.
Mezzaluna means "half moon" in Italian, after the curved shape of the blade, and is the most common name used in the UK. Other names used include herb chopper or hachoir [aʃ.waʁ], which is its French name.
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