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DannyFixesGuns

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I have been trying to find a replacement for a knife I used to have. No one at any knife store of any kind has been able to point me in the right direction. So, here I am, on a knife forum, hoping someone has an idea what I'm talking about.

I am looking for what looks like a pizza cutter, except it has five blades, spaced about 1/4 inch apart. It has a handle that allows you to hold it in your palm, and I used it mostly for cutting up fresh herbs like cilantro and garlic. There was a pin in the side that you could remove to disassemble it for cleaning.

Has anyone seen one of these, know what it's called, and/or where I can get another?

Thank you.
 

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Sur la Table has them. Think they call them herb mincers.

'Round these here parts folks are known to chop dem herbs with regular knives :hungry:
 

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Holy cow! Yes, something just like that. I think the one I had had more blades, but the same idea, and I like that it has a cover for storage. I would have never thought to call it a "mincer". I have Googled everything I could come up with. I knew I came to the right place, Thank you!
 

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Now run for it Danny before we convince you to abandon this contraption and replace all of your kitchen knives! ;)

What would you do with that thing other than mince herbs?
 

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Make linguini? I wonder how long it takes for it to go from mincing to crushing.
The only reason I knew what he was talking about right away is that I helped my mother box up her kitchen prior to a remodel recently and saw one of those (a really old one). I demanded that it go into the Goodwill box, along with some other unmentionables (a "Ginsu" knife for example).
 

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You did come to the right place!

What else are you cutting with, Danny?
 

DannyFixesGuns

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I actually think it may have come as a bonus for one of those Ginsu knife kits. My ex-father-in-law used to buy a lot of stuff from info-mercials. I liked it for cutting up cilantro for salsa and other small stuff that's just too tedious otherwise. It worked great, and stayed pretty sharp. I like to make salsa, and I make it pretty often, it seems like the go-to dish for office parties. So this thing was handy.I think mincing herbs would be the only thing I can come up for it.
 

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I actually think it may have come as a bonus for one of those Ginsu knife kits. My ex-father-in-law used to buy a lot of stuff from info-mercials.
you still have some ginsus? Those are almost collectable these days, so mang people remember those over-the-top ads.
 

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i bet i can cut herbs faster with any of my gyutos than i could with one of those things.
 

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I dunno, if I wanted a sloppy chop up, like for salsa, I think it could be pretty dang fast, assuming the blades are sharp. I mean, there are times when you dont need a tight chiffonade of cilantro.

That said, I'd never want to own something that specific to a single task, even at my day job, where I do hack up herbs en masse regularly.


I'm just saying, this guy's got a special tool for cutting up salsa herbs, and that means that his other sharps could probably use some...ahem...improvement!
 

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you still have some ginsus? Those are almost collectable these days, so mang people remember those over-the-top ads.
Maybe I shouldn't have been quite so cavalier about throwing my mother's into the Goodwill box (along with her rolling herb mincer).
 

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