Food choppers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are single bladed and others have two or three blades. Years ago, every kitchen had at least one. The chopper was used to chop, cut, and dice produce. The blade is usually rounded at the ends so the homemaker could use it in a rocking motion on the cutting board, moving rapidly through the veggies. Choppers were also used to cut lard into the dough.
This chopper is somewhat different in that it has a heavy cast-iron handle that is riveted onto a steel blade. The blade is 6 1/4 inches long and 2 inches wide. The iron handle measures 4 inches, wide enough to have a good grip with the whole hand. This chopper was made to do a heavy-duty job.