Antique herb cutter, Edwardian era primitive mezzaluna, farmhouse kitchen decor, cooking tool, rustic home decor, iron blade kitchen knife
This antique herb cutter dates from the Edwardian era (ca 1910's) and as a primitive mezzaluna or vegetable chopper it does rather well. It makes for an excellent piece of farmhouse kitchen decor and could just be displayed if wished. Personally I'd use it for the cooking tool it is and use it as a kitchen knife - I sharpened the edge a slight on an IKEA knife sharpener - which seems to do just fine, nothing fancy is needed. I didn't overdo it for safety reasons, but rest assured that the blade will sharpen if seen to. A great piece of history, which is still usable today.
C O N D I T I O N
The wooden handle with plenty of signs of age and use, including some bleached discoloration where it may have been out wet for a prolonged time (see images). The attachment to the blade seems very firm. The blade itself with some rusty spots - some have been cleaned (see images). The edge sharpened somewhat, and the blade cuts OK at the moment. It could be sharpened further with a standard knife sharpening tool or with a whetstone.
S I Z E
21 cm at its widest point, 14.5 cm tall, 3 cm thick on the handle
the blade being 18.5 cm wide and 5.5 cm deep
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