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

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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 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 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.
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 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (74)
  • Well built / quality (60)
  • Compact (39)
  • Easy to use (38)
  • Convenient (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Chopping vegetables (31)
  • Everyday use (22)
  • Gifts (17)
  • Entertaining (12)
  • Small kitchens (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cook (33), Casual cook (33), Gourmet chef (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (64), No (12)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (46), Other (11), Birthday (8), Anniversary (5), Weddings (4)

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5.0

Beautiful piece of artwork

By 

from College Station

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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

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    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

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      5.0

      Great knife! A functional work of art!

      By 

      from MI

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      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

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        5.0

        Using a beautiful knife makes chopping elegant.

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Casual Cook

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        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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          5.0

          Well Made and Beautiful

          By 

          from Tampa, FL

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

            This knife is well made and beautiful

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

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            5.0

            Hard to find kitchen gadgets

            By 

            from Lima Ohio

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • Needs to come with an attractive stand

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

            Very ornate

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

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            5.0

            Absolutely beautiful!!

            By 

            from Austin, TX

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

              Got this for a gift for a knife collector - it was even more beautiful than I expected.

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

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              5.0

              Beautiful Knife!

              By 

              from California

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • Slightly smaller than I thought it would be.

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Small Kitchens

              Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

              Beautiful knife -- I hope my brother finds it useful as well. It was slightly smaller than I thought it would be which makes me wonder how comfortable to use it will be in a larger hand. But the craftsmanship makes up for it! I love that the artist's information is sent with the item.

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

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              5.0

              Absolutely Beautiful

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              from Sanford, FL

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Elaborate Meals
                • Entertaining
                • Gifts

                Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                This is an absolutely unique and beautiful knife! It is a functional conversation piece and I love the support it shows to the local community!

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

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                5.0

                Beautiful design

                By 

                from Southampton, NJ

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                  Beautifully designed - art for the kitchen that also works extremely well!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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