Re: Crescent Knives for Food Preparation
- Peregrine Falconer wrote:
>I inherited a knife with a crescent shaped steel blade ... supposedlyRound knives and head knives both have a similar shape with a single,
>brought from Scotland about 1900, along with a wooden bowl with shape
>matching the blade - they are used together for chopping herbs.
>Recently I acquired an Ulu (Inuit knife) with antler handle and stand
>but otherwise similar construction.
>Similar shaped blades ... are usually
>associated with leather working.
> However, they do a great job ofThe Italians have a cooking knife called a mezzaluna (half-moon) or lunetta
>slicing and dicing food, so I wondered if anyone knew of any period
>illustrations or text references to the use of these knives in
(little moon) that is used for chopping, sometimes in a wooden bowl that
fits the blade shape, but usually on a cutting board. I think they've been
around for quite a while, but I don't have any historical references.
Perhaps someone else knows?
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