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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Alexandra Paliwoda

$65.00

Alexandra Paliwoda created by

Alexandra Paliwoda

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A Cut Above

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 the 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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Made in Idaho

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Alexandra Paliwoda

created by

Alexandra Paliwoda

location

Idaho

“I hammered out piles of ironwork and spent countless hours getting blisters and burns, until I could make something good.”

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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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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UncommonGoodsCopper River Knife
 
4.7

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (79)
  • Well built / quality (65)
  • Easy to use (43)
  • Compact (41)
  • Convenient (27)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Chopping vegetables (31)
  • Everyday use (22)
  • Gifts (19)
  • Entertaining (15)
  • Small kitchens (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (37), Avid cook (35), Gourmet chef (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (68), No (12)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (49), Other (11), Birthday (8), Anniversary (5), Weddings (4)

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5.0

Very Unique and would buy it again as a gift!

By 

from Escondido, CA

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining

    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

    He loved the design and how unique it is.

     
    5.0

    Terrific gift

    By 

    from Haverhill, MA

    About Me Avid Cook

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

      My sisterinlaw loves this new tool for her kitchen.

       
      5.0

      Very attractive and functional too!

      By 

      from Leland NC

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Gifts
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

        It really cuts things up easily and is more attractive than most kitchen tools!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        Loved this product!

        By 

        from Colorado

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

            great gift

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            5.0

            Beautiful knife!

            By 

            from Pocatello ID

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Kitchens
              • Small Kitchens

              Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

              I purchased this knife for a dear friend who is an avid (home) chef. She loves it and raved about the beauty of the metal and how well it works for chopping vegetables.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              I would not buy this again

              By 

              from Stockholm, NJ

              About Me Casual Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Copper section was painted on and looked cheap
                • Picture looked much better the one that was sent

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                  This knife was expensive and it looked like the copper was actually copper but it was only painted on and because it went outside the groves it made it look cheap. The original picture had a nice rounded, arc shape on the bottom and the actual one I received was almost square which didn't look as nice

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful piece of artwork

                  By 

                  from College Station

                  About Me Avid Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Small Kitchens

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                    Beautiful design. A really nice piece of artwork to add to the kitchen

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah
                     
                    5.0

                    Delighted Gift

                    By 

                    from Acworth, GA

                    About Me Avid Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Aspiring Chefs
                      • Elaborate Meals
                      • Entertaining
                      • Gifts
                      • Simple Meals
                      • Small Kitchens

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                      The background story was shared and enjoyed by all family members. The quality and design features are outstanding

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah
                       
                      5.0

                      Great knife! A functional work of art!

                      By 

                      from MI

                      About Me Avid Cook

                      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:

                        Really a unique piece. Practical but pretty!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah
                         
                        5.0

                        Using a beautiful knife makes chopping elegant.

                        By 

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Casual Cook

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Entertaining
                          • Simple Meals
                          • Small Kitchens

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                          It's a new and fun way to dice and slice!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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