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

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.

Already have a Copper River knife? Order the stand separately to complete the set.

Handmade in Idaho.

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

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Made in Idaho

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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 and 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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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
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 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (80)
  • Well built / quality (66)
  • Easy to use (44)
  • Compact (42)
  • Convenient (28)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Chopping vegetables (31)
  • Everyday use (22)
  • Gifts (19)
  • Entertaining (15)
  • Small kitchens (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (37), Avid cook (36), Gourmet chef (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (68), No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great 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...Read complete review

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!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

very pretty but finish seems to be coming of back

I got this as a gift and it's very pretty, works for chopping herbs or cutting a thin crust pizza but I had it sitting in the middle of my cook top and I've...Read complete review

I got this as a gift and it's very pretty, works for chopping herbs or cutting a thin crust pizza but I had it sitting in the middle of my cook top and I've noticed rust like stains around the bottom and turing the knife over the finish seems to be wearing off. Any idea on how to prevent this? For the price and I've only had it since Christmas I'm kind of disappointed

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5.0

I love this knife for herbs!

By 

from san diego

About Me Avid Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

      exceptional herb knife

       
      5.0

      Very Unique and would buy it again as a gift!

      By 

      from Escondido, CA

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining

        Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

        He loved the design and how unique it is.

         
        5.0

        Terrific gift

        By 

        from Haverhill, MA

        About Me Avid Cook

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

          My sisterinlaw loves this new tool for her kitchen.

           
          5.0

          Very attractive and functional too!

          By 

          from Leland NC

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Gifts
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Loved this product!

            By 

            from Colorado

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                great gift

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful knife!

                By 

                from Pocatello ID

                About Me Casual Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Kitchens
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                  I purchased this knife for a dear friend who is an avid (home) chef. She loves it and raved about the beauty of the metal and how well it works for chopping vegetables.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  I would not buy this again

                  By 

                  from Stockholm, NJ

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Copper section was painted on and looked cheap
                    • Picture looked much better the one that was sent

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Copper River Knife:

                      This knife was expensive and it looked like the copper was actually copper but it was only painted on and because it went outside the groves it made it look cheap. The original picture had a nice rounded, arc shape on the bottom and the actual one I received was almost square which didn't look as nice

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful piece of artwork

                      By 

                      from College Station

                      About Me Avid Cook

                      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
                         
                        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
                           
                          5.0

                          Great knife! A functional work of art!

                          By 

                          from MI

                          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:

                            Really a unique piece. Practical but pretty!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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