Katie - thanks for your advice re the sharp blade(s)! I'd like to get the kind with 2 or even 3 blades.
Kayelle - I have never seen such an odd device in my life, but I hope I can at least see one in the store and decide if that might be a good thing to have, also. I'm familiar with herb scissors but that Trudeau thingy is not quite the same.
Addie, thanks for all your info. I guess that is what they were using at the Subway, but, actually it had more blades and a heftier look to it. The blades seemed to be quite far apart and there was 3, I believe. You know - for commercial use!
Horrible story, Wyshiepoo. Hope your finger was restored to good working order. I guess we could all trade stories about kitchen injuries.
I have a lurid interest in this so that I don't feel too stupid about what I did.
I was using a supersharp brand new knife and so pleased with myself that I worked faster than usual chopping vegetables. The result? I shaved off my fingernail off its nailbed. To this day, that nail is all bumpy. It's growing back that way.
Sorry, folks. I couldn't help myself...
Thanks for all the info. I have a clue what to hunt for now.