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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 a myriad of 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.

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

Alexandra Paliwoda

created by

Alexandra Paliwoda

Inspired by all things wild and free.

Born in the Rocky Mountains and raised in the backcountry of Alaska, Alexandra Paliwoda expresses her love of wild places with her hand-forged ironwork.

Alexandra began working with metal 2000 when she was certified as a farrier by Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana forging horseshoes for various horseshoeing applications. Working with horses and in agriculture, living a subsistence lifestyle in Alaska, building her own cabin in the north country, and tending to explore the road less traveled, Alexandra feels that the important things in life, when the day is done, are the experiences. A few of Alex's many interests include travel, photography, playing guitar, fly fishing, kayaking, skiing, and spending time with those she loves. She makes sure her dog Jasper gets his daily run, and of course, melds metal into art!




Made in the USA

Made from
recycled steel
Approximately 4" L x 3.5" W
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.
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