Ulu Knife from Alaska

What is an Ulu? An ulu is an all-purpose knife traditionally used by Inuit, Yupik, and Aleut women. It is utilized in applications as diverse as skinning and cleaning animals, cutting a child’s hair, cutting food, as a weapon and, if necessary, trimming blocks of snow and ice used to build an igloo.

So we are going to use this knife for cutting cheese and herbs. David was attracted to these everywhere we went he was staring at them thru the glass cases. He loves knifes of all kinds and once when I asked him if he really needed another knife he said, what a silly question, of course I do.

So he looked everywhere and finally decided to purchase this lovely Ulu.

David loves the pattern, which he told me is a damascus metal pattern.
We promise we will not wear this knife when exercising or swimming!

Also, when we use it at the next family party, we will post an updated picture!

35 responses to “Ulu Knife from Alaska”

  1. Okay, my Ulu knife that I bought from Alaska is nothing like this one! I bought one that I could actually use. 🙂 This one is too fancy to use! So gorgeous!!

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    1. Ha, we are going to use it. I like to have family parties and can completely see me serving cheese with this, cutting it, and using it for herbs to dice up. Who knows what else. I might use it this weekend to chop up some green onions I have and then freeze them for future cooking plans.

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  2. Cutting a child’s hair? This is one seriously beautiful knife and the leather casing looks amazing too!

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    1. Yep, cutting hair. I mean everything a woman would do, this knife is meant for… in Alaskan Native Culture. I just think it is cool!

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  3. Looks really good and I’m certain you will find many uses for it and being what appears to be hand made it’s great to admire the craftsmanship

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    1. Thanks Steve, we were really hoping you would check it out, because we value your opinion of course.

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  4. Really good to see Ulu knife from Alaska 🤗

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    1. Dr jjurisharma, thanks it is cool. Thanks for visiting our site

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  5. “Beautiful” and “knife” are not words I would generally use together, but the scrimshaw craftsmanship on that blade is stunning! I don’t blame you, Dave, for “needing” this one! (Now, what did Laura get to purchase?!)

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    1. It is really beautiful, thanks Nancy, I have not used it yet, but will soon. So good question on the what did I buy, Actually nothing, but I did buy some really nice earring in Japan. I am not a huge buyer, I would rather take my kids out to dinner, or my family on a trip or spend some time just hanging out with them. Yes, I know….but I am just happy exactly with what I have.

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  6. I would definitely cut the cheese with that! Wait, that didn’t sound right. I might wear it on the treadmill, though. 😆

    Kidding aside, what a beautiful piece.

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    1. Yeah my husband’s pretty excited about this knife and actually I am too because I am going to use it to cut the cheese LOL going to be having a Halloween party so I’ll definitely be using it for that

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  7. What a fascinating and beautiful souvenir. Great purchase.

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    1. Yeah I really can’t wait to use it at a party I’m probably going to post a picture when I do

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      1. Awesome, I love parties!

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  8. Laura,I think David can be a serial killer…… although he will cut people into little pieces with a good looking knife so we can go out in style. At least we can say that to God.

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    1. David is laughing like a villain right now, we always joke, laura is the angel and Davud…. well nit an angel. If you met David and knew him fir awhile, you then would say he is a heart if gold man, it just us under all that toughness, and huge beard exterior

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      1. You´re both angels,, why? Because you read my crazy things.
        Enjoy the travels, I dinitelly enjoy the pictures and the comments about your trips.

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    1. Thanks aspasia, it is a cool knife, the metal makes that pattern, but also makes the knife super strong. Btw we live your name, it’s so unique and we think it’s very cool.

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  9. Seems amazing and exotic. What a lovely piece of art can be made in the world! And so kind of you to introduce us to it.

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    1. Still – it was and I think this is why David really wanted it. So we can share it during our family parties for slicing cheeses and remember the great trip we took. We also have a Great Jamaica wooden platter we bought on our HoneyMoon and I still use it at our Family parties and we laugh about what a great trip that was (we took all our kids, since we were blending families and thought it would be the smartest choice).

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      1. Toy guys are funny! And very interesting indeed too.

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      2. Thanks Stills, were enjoying your website too!

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  10. We went to the Ulu Knife factory and store in Anchorage. Actually, not to the factory but the store only. And we didn’t get a knife tere, even if tyey were quite attractive, but we did get other souvenirs there.

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    1. We love this knife, used it once but will again.

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  11. intricately designed.

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  12. wow what a beauty! For some reason I was not aware of, I was not following you from your site but I have you on email. I started following you again. I wonder why this happened sometimes.

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    1. It happens to us too! WordPress is weird

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  13. All your posts are good but I can only read the shorter ones all of it and I truly find this post helpful, TY

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    1. Thanks guys for the reblog!

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