Kupilka is a company from Finland and produces some of the most unique campware I've seen. The cups, bowls, and utensils look as though they are carved from wood. Something you bushcrafter's can appreciate.
The word "kupilka" means "little cup"
For this review we tested out the Kupilka 21 (cup), Kupilka 55 (bowl), and Cutlery Set.
My most favorite item is the Kupilka 21 and resembles a Kuksa. A Kuksa is a hand carved cup usually from the Sami people of Northern Scandinavia. True Kuksa's cost upwards of a $100 and look fantastic. However I can't justify paying that much for a cup. For those of you that want an affordable Kuksa, that's where Kupilka comes in. Kupilka's products are made of a revolutionary material (I'll go into that later), where wood sometimes cracks and is heavier.
|Left to Right: Kupilka 21, Kupilka 55, and Kupilka Cutlery set|
The bowl is known as the Kupilka 55. It can hold just at 19 ounces, with a weight of 7 ounces. I like that the handle resembles the Kupilka 21 handle. It's pretty much a multi-purpose item and can be used as a mess dish, soup bowl, or larger water container in a survival situation.
The Culinary Set comes with a fork, spoon, knife, and small tea spoon. They are made from the same composite material as the bowl and cup. The set has lanyard holes to keep them from straying away from one another. I will also mention that the bowl and cup has lanyard holes also.
(on the material) From the Kupilka website:
In use I did notice a slight transfer of heat, however not as much so as stainless steel or titanium camp ware. The paddle style handles are comfortable with no heat transfer. The set is easily cleanable and is dishwasher safe, once you get back home of course.
Overall I like the look of the Kupilka gear. It will definitely set the tone for your outings. I've even started using it at home, a sweet reminder of the outdoors.
Check out Kupilka: www.kupilka.fi/en/home/#