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veggie & herb chopper

by Al Stephens
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Chop To It

Like a tool from a bygone era, this hand-forged steel blade is a testament to masterful blacksmithing. Artist Al Stephens hammers recycled steel to perfection using minimal tools and time-honored techniques, creating a chopper meant for lifelong use.

Old world design details like an artist's stamp and curled handles keep a grip on form and function, while a strong blade chops through veggies and herbs in one clean swoop. Handmade in Alabama.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
19537
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
4.5" L x 3.5" W
Notes
Hand wash recommended.
  • the maker
Al Stephens

Al Stephens

After almost 20 years of high-production industry work in St. Louis, MO, Al Stephens discovered the art of blacksmithing while on a visit to an historic Illinois site.

Volunteering in his park's 19th century blacksmith shop trained him in time-honored techniques that earned him full-time blacksmithing employment. His success in creating contemporary hand-forged items has extended from retail to gallery settings.

This diverse background of trade work, historic technique and modern shop knowledge serves as the foundation for his one-of-a-kind, hand-forged steel items.

In 2000, Stephens launched his own shop in Pennsylvania. Currently, his home and shop are based in Alabama.

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VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (23)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Convenient (8)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (15)
  • Simple meals (10)
  • Entertaining (9)
  • Small kitchens (8)
  • Elaborate meals (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (16), Avid cook (6), Midrange shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8)

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3.0

Nice chopper Just on the small side

By 

from Warwick, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

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        Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

        I gave this to a chef (friend) it was so tiny but made well. Just wish it was double the size.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        4.0

        Functional and Artistic

        By 

        from Amarillo, TX

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Convenient
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

          Bought this for my brother-in-law who enjoys cooking. Something different for the kitchen but also useful. May get one for myself!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          great gift!

          By 

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

              i gave this as a christmas gift to my sister who entertains a lot. She loves it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Awesome

              By 

              from Santa Fe

              About Me Casual Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Convenient
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertaining
                • Gifts
                • Simple Meals
                • Small Kitchens

                Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

                So Artsy...I love art in the making and in the look of the food.
                These tools evoke an environment that compliments the products created!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                2.0

                Looks too insignificant for the price

                By 

                from Miami, Florida

                About Me Casual Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

                  This product is much smaller than the picture and would not be helpful for all but herbs.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Haven't used it yet

                  By 

                  from Oxford, MS

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Convenient

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

                      I bought this for my mom. She hasn't opened/used it yet but I love it! It's really pretty. Feels sturdy in my hand and the weight is nice and solid.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Mother
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this again.

                      By 

                      from Whippany, N.J.

                      About Me Avid Cook

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Well Crafted

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Elaborate Meals
                        • Gifts
                        • Makes A Great Gift
                        • Simple Meals
                        • Small Kitchens

                        Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

                        This was a perfect small gift idea with such a versatile purpose.I loved the design and was so well crafted. The price was perfect.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Child
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                        5.0

                        Exquisite craftsmanship!

                        By 

                        from Mill Valley, CA

                        About Me Casual Cook

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Convenient
                        • Great Feel To Use
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Elaborate Meals
                          • Entertaining
                          • Simple Meals

                          Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

                          Shipped immediately! Recepient was thrilled with the quality of the craftsmanship.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                          • Other
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                          5.0

                          Gorgeous handwork

                          By 

                          from san diego

                          About Me Avid Cook

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Convenient
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

                              I love this product, beautiful craftmanship

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Self

                              Comment on this review

                               
                              4.0

                              Classy!

                              By 

                              from Grand Junction

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about VEGGIE & HERB CHOPPER:

                              Well made! My only concern is that it could rust in the future.

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