White Birch Kuksa #007D Cleft Handle with Cambium

White Birch Kuksa #007D Cleft Handle with Cambium

150.00

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.

I felled this tree in Northern Minnesota up in the Boreal Forest. White Birch is a special tree to me. Every inch of the tree is useful from it’s fibers, it’s bark, it’s roots and sap.

I sometimes like to leave little signatures on each cup. The handle features the rough texture from the cleft log, meaning when I split it with the axe, the natural fibers show through with some cambium layers which are the brown bits.

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

 

  • Capacity: 6 oz - 170ml

  • Wood: Minnesota Birch

  • 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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