Alder Kuksa #014D Pierced Handle

Alder Kuksa #014D Pierced Handle


Pierced Handle with Cabbage Tree Cordage

Perfect for Coffee, Soups, or Ale. 

The Kuksa - Inspired by the traditional wooden cup of northern Scandinavian people. These are designed for a great drinking experience with it's tapered and fluted rim to sip from, it's undercut bellied bowl easy to hold onto, and less splashy. Wood naturally insulates well, so it'll keep your hot drinks warm and you cold drinks cool.


Unlike other materials wood is one of the only ones to have an ever changing patina. What you drink, it absorbs a bit of that charm and overtime develops into a deep dark color inside the bowl. Not just a drinking vessel, but a vessel of another kind. The kind that carry stories from the forest to the table.

This Italian Alder which I felled in New Zealand was fast grown and you can see this in it’s really wide and beautiful growth rings. They really reflect a warmth unlike any of timber I’ve used before.

The Cabbage Tree Leaf cordage was hand woven by some friends in New Zealand.

These special run of cups have an interesting background that you can read about on my blog

The careful decorative chip carving, and pierced handles take almost as long as carving another cup. Each cup is like a song, reflecting my mood and emotion. They share a little insight into my daily life of how I’m feeling at the time. Each one is completely unique. This particular cup grew up in New Zealand.


  • Capacity: 5 oz

  • Wood: Italian Alder Grown in New Zealand

  • Finished in Linseed Oil

  • Hand carved by Alex with Axe, Gouge & Knife

  • Only traditional hand tools were used in the making of this product - No Bandsaw or Sandpaper.

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