MERMAID BONE HANDLE BRISTOL BAY ULU

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MERMAID BONE HANDLE BRISTOL BAY ULU

from 184.99

The Bristol Bay Ulu with a Mermaid Bone (Steller's Sea Cow bone) handle  and handsome brass rivets also comes with a carved antler stand for safekeeping and to display the ulu when not in use.  The accessible handle style makes this the perfect hunting and camping knife. 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.

Leather sheaths and sharpeners can be bought separately on our website.

Dimensions:

Medium ulu: 6.75" long x 3.75" high

Large ulu: 8" long x 4" high

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Your ulu can be sharpened with a diamond steel or a medium fine Arkansas stone.  Originally Native Alaskans used flat beach rocks.  Clean and dry your blade after every use or it may rust.  A light coating of olive or vegetable oil will ward off rust.  Incidental rust can be removed with steel wool.