Moose Antler Ulu Knife

Moose Antler Ulu Knife


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Moose Antler Ulu Knife

This moose antler Ulu knife is created here in Alaska. The handle and base are both made out of moose antler. Additionally, the blade is made out of stainless steel. Due to the material being natural, each knife and base set have a distinctive one of a kind look. This piece makes a great traditional knife for a collector. As well as a useful tool in the kitchen for vegetables and pizza.

Alaskan knife maker, Bob Merry, designs and makes the knives here in Anchorage. Bob and his family have been carving and making knives in Alaska for over 30 years. Each year he spends a month or more in the Arctic wilderness collecting naturally shed antler for his knife handles and carvings. He gets mammoth bone from miners, and artifacts and other materials from hunters that find them while in the back country.

People often crafted moose antlers into essential tools, fashioning them into points for hunting weapons. For instance, spears and arrows owing to their inherent strength and resilience. The sharp tips of these antler tools facilitated efficient hunting and resource gathering, contributing significantly to the sustenance and survival of these communities. The natural curvature and structural integrity of the antlers made them suitable for shaping other materials, such as wood and bone. Moose antler tools played a crucial role in tasks like carving, engraving, and even in the production of intricate artifacts.

General Info About Ulus

The ulu design typically consists of a semi-circular blade with a sharp edge. Craftsmen traditionally craft them from stone, bone, or metal, incorporating a handle that fits into the curve of the blade. Its versatility in serving various purposes such as slicing, dicing, chopping, and skinning has earned the ulu its renowned reputation. Primarily associated with Inuit and Yupik cultures, the ulu holds cultural significance beyond its practical applications.

Beyond its historical and cultural significance, people value the ulu for its ergonomic design, enabling efficient and controlled cutting motions. While traditional ulus maintain their cultural significance, contemporary versions may incorporate modern materials for enhanced durability and functionality. This makes them appreciated tools both for practical use and as collectible items.

Product Code: UMAN3

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