Dall Sheep Handle Ulu Style Pocket Knife
This dall sheep handle ulu style pocket knife is about 2 3/4″ long when folded and just over 4 1/2 when open. The handle consists of Dall Sheep horn, which is a beautiful and highly durable material. Alaskan knife maker, Bob Merry, designed and made the knife here in Anchorage.
Bob and his family have been carving and making knives in Alaska for over 30 years. Each year, Bob spends a month or more in the Arctic wilderness. He collects naturally shed antler for his knife handles and carvings. Additionally, he gets mammoth bone from miners, and artifacts along with other materials from hunters that find them while in the back country.
Indigenous peoples of Alaska, including the Inupiaq, Yupik, and Iñupiat, have used the ulu for centuries, with a history dating back over a thousand years. It was a fundamental tool for their subsistence lifestyle in the Arctic region. While ulus have historical roots, they are still used in Alaska today. Both for traditional purposes within indigenous communities and by people who appreciate their effectiveness in the kitchen. The ulu’s ergonomic design makes it a popular tool for slicing and food preparation.
As this knife consists of natural material, it will exhibit variations in grain and color.