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copper river knife

by Alexandra Paliwoda $65.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

A Cut Above

This shapely tool was inspired by the Ulu, an all-purpose knife treasured by the indigenous Yup'ik, Inuit, and Aleut. Used daily for a myriad of tasks as diverse as chopping food, cutting a child's hair, and shaping blocks of snow and ice to build an igloo, this versatile tool is valued for its utility and ease of use to this day. Moved by her time spent living a subsistence lifestyle in rural Alaska, Alexandra Paliwoda hand-forged this traditional instrument for use in the modern home. 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 goat. Handcrafted in Idaho of sealed recycled steel.

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

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
25715
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
Approximately 4" L x 4" W
Notes
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.
  • the maker
Alexandra Paliwoda

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! collection

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COPPER RIVER KNIFE
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Well built / quality (12)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Compact (6)
  • Convenient (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Chopping vegetables (6)
  • Everyday use (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (10), Avid cook (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (18)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (8), Husband (7), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (5), Birthday (4), Other (4), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Beautiful

By 

from Idaho

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

        This is beautiful and it is a handy chopper.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Beautiful and Unique

        By 

        from California

        About Me Avid Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • My Husband Was Thrilled
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • It Needs A Case

        Best Uses

        • Hang It On A Wall
        • Put It On A Shelf To Disp
        • Use It As A Knife Its Sh

        Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

        I would buy this again. Its beautiful and Unique

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Gift!

        By 

        from Washington, PA

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Excellent Gift
        • STURDY

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Everyday Use

          Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

          This was a gift to my husband for our 22nd wedding anniversary (copper). He collects knives and this will add to his collection. He was in Alaska in the Army and this knife has an Alaskan heritage, so this is a double enjoyment for him. Made in America is a must for him and me. Quality workmanship on this item!

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Copper River Knife

          By 

          from Alamo, California

          About Me Gourmet Chef

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Loved The Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

              An ideal gift for the man who has everything and appreciates artistic and handmade products! My husband loved to cook and has a huge selection of expensive knives and was surprised by this unusual design! He has not had a chance to use it but in the meantime loves showing it off to friends!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Father’s Day

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Exactly like the picture..love it

              By 

              from Menasha, WI

              About Me Avid Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

                    It's beautiful

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Father’s Day

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Huge success!

                    By 

                    from Rochester, MN

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Chopping Vegetables
                      • Everyday Use

                      Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

                      Since it was a gift, I'm not sure how to respond, I just know that my daughter and son-in-law were thrilled to receive it

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

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great gift!

                      By 

                      from SoCal

                      About Me Casual Cook

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Chopping Vegetables

                        Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

                        This made a great Thank You gift to dear friends who are avid cooks.

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

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Copper river Knife

                        By 

                        from Oregon

                        About Me Casual Cook

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Chopping Vegetables

                          Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

                          This was a seventh anniversary gift for my son and daughter in law. They really liked it. The one comment was they wished it had a stand so they could display it when not in use rather than just store it in a drawer.

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

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          4.0

                          Unique Copper Anniversary Gift

                          By 

                          from Florida

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

                            Got this for my husband for our copper anniversary (7 years). Very unique gift. It was much larger than I expected (I didn't read the fine print). We use sliced wine corks to cover the blade for storage.

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

                            Comment on this review

                             
                            5.0

                            who knew it was a knife

                            By 

                            from savannah, georgia

                            About Me Casual Cook

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Chopping Vegetables

                              Comments about COPPER RIVER KNIFE:

                              My son collects knives and I thought this one would be a novel addition to the collection that would also have use.

                              • 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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