Copper River Knife

Alexandra Paliwoda's hand-forged knife is inspired by the form of an ulu—a traditional Inuit tool.
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Artist Alexandra Paliwoda hand-forged this traditional instrument for use in the modern home. The shapely tool was inspired by the Ulu, an all-purpose knife treasured the Inuit people. Used daily for myriad tasks such as chopping food, cutting a child's hair, and shaping blocks of ice to build an igloo, this versatile blade is valued for its utility and ease of use to this day.

The romantic design on knife represents the Copper River as it flows through the untamed wilderness from its base at the Copper Glacier in the Wrangle St. Elias National Park. A curved, easy-grip handle and a beveled blade allow the knife to make quick work of fresh herbs, cheese, crispy pizza, and more. The back of each piece is hand-stamped with the artist's signature—the mountain. Handmade in Idaho.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Alexandra Paliwoda

created by

Alexandra Paliwoda

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Idaho

Inspired by all things wild and free, Alexandra Paliwoda expresses her love of untamed places with her hand-forged ironwork. Born in the Rocky Mountains and raised in the backcountry of Alaska, she began working with metal in 2000, when she was certified as a farrier by Montana State University and forged horseshoes. Working with horses and in agriculture, and living a subsistence lifestyle in Alaska—including building her own cabin in the north country—she feels that the most important things in life are the experiences.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
Approximately 4" L x 3.5" W
Care
Hand wash Sharpen as you would a conventional knife. Oil edge with a food safe oil.

Help condition and preserve your knife with mineral oil.
Item ID
25715

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4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (58)
  • Well built / quality (45)
  • Compact (31)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Convenient (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Chopping vegetables (31)
  • Everyday use (22)
  • Chopping herbs (4)
  • Entertaining (4)
  • Elaborate meals (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (29), Avid cook (24), Gourmet chef (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (51), No (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (28), Husband (11), Child (9), Self (9), Wife (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (34), Other (9), Birthday (8), Anniversary (5), Weddings (4)

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5.0

beautiful and functional

By 

from Keller, Texas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Elaborate Meals
    • Entertaining
    • Large Kitchens
    • Simple Meals
    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

    Good gift for those who tend to have almost everything.

    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Wedding

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    5.0

    Wonderful addition!!!!

    By 

    from Chicago, Illinois

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining
      • Gifts
      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

      Product arrived on time, as promised. Beautifully designed and functional!!!!

      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      purchased as a unique wedding gift, and very happy!

      By 

      from MOntrose, CO

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Construction
      • Unique!

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Elaborate Meals
        • Entertaining
        • Gifts
        • Large Kitchens
        • Simple Meals
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

        I was very happy with the quality of this product. the photo does not do it justice.

        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Wedding

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        5.0

        Amazing purchase in every way!

        By 

        from Bloomington, IL.

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Elaborate Meals
          • Entertaining
          • Gifts
          • Simple Meals

          Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

          We had new granite countertops installed in our kitchen recently. We cook a lot and do food preparation on our "island". This knife is good for dicing/slicing most vegetables and herbs we use and it looks great on our cutting board, on the new granite. We plan to get another one for our father in law who also loves recycling!

          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          5.0

          Kitchen tool on cutting edge

          By 

          from Longmont, Colorado

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Chopping Vegetables
            • Everyday Use
            • Poultry

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

            I bought this Copper River Knife for my Alaskan son's birthday and it is a hit.
            He said he had looked at this item in your catalog and was considering buying it before he received it as a gift. He loves the artistic style and it fits nicely in his hand when he is ready to chop. It will sit on an open counter for a decorative piece when not in use. It is a great find.

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

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            5.0

            Beautiful knife

            By 

            from Woodland, CA

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Chopping Vegetables
              • Everyday Use

              Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

              I have not given it to him yet, so I'm not able to give specifics yet.

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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              very pretty but finish seems to be coming of back

              By 

              from Texas

              About Me Casual Cook

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Convenient

              Cons

              • Difficult To Clean
              • Not Sharp

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                I got this as a gift and it's very pretty, works for chopping herbs or cutting a thin crust pizza but I had it sitting in the middle of my cook top and I've noticed rust like stains around the bottom and turing the knife over the finish seems to be wearing off. Any idea on how to prevent this? For the price and I've only had it since Christmas I'm kind of disappointed

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

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                5.0

                Receiver loved it

                By 

                from Montana

                About Me Casual Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Came On Time Wrapped Wel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Chopping Vegetables
                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                  Nephew loves cooking said knife was beautiful and will use it all the time

                  • 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

                  Awesome gift and tool

                  By 

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Chopping Vegetables
                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                    WE love this knife that was given as a gift. But we are wondering if there is a stand of some kind to purchase as it is too pretty to put away in a drawer. Would love to display it on the counter.

                    • 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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                    5.0

                    beautiful item

                    By 

                    from Downingtown, PA

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Chopping Vegetables

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                      much smaller than i thought it would be...but thats ok...i would like to display like others have said in the comments...or have a sleeve to store it in...but I'm pretty happy with the purchase...fun to use..

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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