IVORY HANDLE NUNIVAK ULU

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IVORY HANDLE NUNIVAK ULU

199.99 289.99

This is a Nunivak Ulu with an ancient found Ivory handle and handsome brass rivets.  This Yup'ik style ulu is sharpened on both sides like a traditional European knife.

Dancing Man knives and ulus have a unique story to tell! 

It begins with the design of each blade, shape and style. Each piece has been carefully crafted with the traditional construction of the indigenous Alaskan people as advised by Native Alaskan women.

Even more impressive, the blades are recycled steel cut from carpenters' handsaws, two-man crosscut saws, or bandsaw blades - most of them turn-of-the-century antiques used in the settling of the Last Frontier. Craftsmen prize this steel for its lightness, flexibility and ability to maintain a razor sharp edge. 

Maynard Linder (the Dancing Man) lives in Homer, Alaska and has been crafting authentic handmade ulus and knives since 1990.  Dancing Man knives and ulus are a one-of-a-kind Alaskan souvenir, linking the traditions of centuries with the people of today.

Your ulu can be sharpened with a diamond steel, or a medium Arkansas stone. (Sharpeners can be bought separately on our website)  

Dimensions: 6" long x 4.5 " high

 

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Your ulu can be sharpened with a diamond steel or a medium Arkansas stone. (Sharpeners can be bought separately on our website.)  Be sure to dry the blade after use and oil from time to time to reduce oxidation on the high carbon steel.