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


Alexandra Paliwoda created by

Alexandra Paliwoda

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A Cut Above

Alexandra Paliwoda's hand-forged tool was inspired by the ulu, an all-purpose knife used by the Inuit people for an impressive array of tasks—from chopping food to shaping blocks of ice to build igloos. A curved, easy-grip handle and beveled blade allow the knife to make quick work of fresh herbs, cheese, and crispy pizza, and a hand-forged, notched-steel stand offers convenient storage and display. Alexandra"s romantic design is inspired by the Copper River as it flows through the untamed wilderness from its base at the Copper Glacier in Alaska"s Wrangell St. Elias National Park. The back of each piece is hand-stamped with the artist's signature mountain icon.

Handmade in Idaho.

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


Made in Idaho

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Alexandra Paliwoda

created by

Alexandra Paliwoda



“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.

Only at UncommonGoods Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
recycled steel
Approximately 4" L x 3.5" W
Hand wash and 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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also by Alexandra Paliwoda

Great purchase


Beautiful construction and great quality, looks just like the photo!



Exceedingly adequate


I was looking for one unique, high quality, yet affordable gift. Uncommgoods is my new go to source. I actually purchased three items. I am very pleased!

Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Love its simplicity and craftsmanship!


I use it for salsas, guacamole, salad herbs and stir fry. It is easy to handle and looks very cool sitting on our counter. Only wish is for a hardwood chopping bowl that would match it's blade - I'm hunting for one of those!

Tully, NY


Perfect Gift!


Great quality and this gift made my friends day! so Thank you. Looking at horseshoe trivets next!



Very Nice quality


Gifted it to my brother, but may have to get one for myself!



Loved the look. Not happen one year later


The metal has discolored and rusted. Extremely dissatisfied



I love this knife for herbs!


exceptional herb knife

san diego


Very Unique and would buy it again as a gift!


He loved the design and how unique it is.

Escondido, CA


Terrific gift


My sisterinlaw loves this new tool for her kitchen.

Haverhill, MA


Very attractive and functional too!


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

Leland NC


Copper River Knife

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