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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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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within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
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within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.

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


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4.6

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (63)
  • Well built / quality (49)
  • Compact (32)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Convenient (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Chopping vegetables (31)
  • Everyday use (22)
  • Entertaining (7)
  • Gifts (7)
  • Chopping herbs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (30), Avid cook (26), Gourmet chef (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (54), No (11)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (28), Child (9), Husband (9), Self (7), Wife (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (36), Other (11), Birthday (8), Anniversary (5), Weddings (4)

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5.0

Stunning!

By 

from Maryland

About Me Avid Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining

    Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

    Stunning and elegant piece. Use on a cheese plate, for chopped fresh herbs, and other smaller presentations. Received many compliments for both artistic and functional attributes. The only thing I suggest is that it be hand washed to protect the blade (which is sharp!) and the patina.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    4.0

    Loved the look

    By 

    from Petoskey, MI

    About Me Avid Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

      Very attractive knife. Will see if it gets used or displayed.

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

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great knife

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Gourmet Chef

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Gifts
        • Large Kitchens
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

        I love this knife but it wasn't what I intended, I thought it was more like a bench scraper (for cleaning counters and such), but it's more like an Alaskan Ulu than anything else. Great construction and heavy duty means it will cut through just about anything. Sharp right out of the box! The design is awesome and we get many compliments on it. Highly recommended!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exceeded my expectations!

        By 

        from Colorado

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • For the Gourmet Cook
          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

          It is so beautiful and fits really well in the hand. Quality. True design to the Greenland universal tool, but much prettier.

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

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          5.0

          Perfect gift for culinary student's graduatioon

          By 

          from Staten Island New York

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

            Recipient loved it and said that she will always treasure ut

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  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:

                    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

                    About Me Avid Cook

                    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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