The Alaskan ULU (OO-loo) is an extremely versatile cutting tool crafted by the Native Alaskan people over five thousand years ago. The knife was primarily used by Eskimo women for skinning and cleaning fish and has played an important role in the survival of the Arctic people. Blades were originally made of polished slate and given a bone, ivory or wood handle. The handles were often inscribed with distinctive designs or markings exclusive to the maker of the knife. The Ulu Factory of Anchorage Alaska provides an affordable ulu available in many different designs! Care maintenance is easy, just wash with warm soapy water and thoroughly dry before storing. Mineral oil may be used for the wood handle and stand every 4-6 weeks or when it seems dull or dry.
This ulu blade measures 6″ tip to tip, made with cutlery grade 420 stainless steel. Includes a wood storage stand and 8″ Alaska birch/walnut striped wooden bowl/board for ease of cutting. Optional: “What the heck is an ulu?” instructional DVD. Made in Alaska.