Ancient Ulu


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Custom, hand made knives for hunters and collectors   

Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs

Michael H Mara  

(708) 969-2424


Here are the knives. Some are sold, and some are currently available, as described in the captions. I can duplicate a sold knife, or work with you to create a custom piece. Lead time for custom orders is currently 6 to 8 weeks.

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Ancient Ulu               


Ancient Ulu @2012 Michael H. Mara

This Ulu* has a 3-3/4" blade of high / low carbon Damascus, chisel ground, hardened to HRC60. 5" long, 3-1/4" tall, with an antler handle and Brass rivets. $357 Sold.

*The Ulu is an Eskimo (Inuit) design, used for butchering game, food preparation, skinning, and eating, dating anywhere from 5000 years old to much older. This highly functional design evolved over millennia, and has been found in archaeological sites, made from bone, stone, and ivory, pre-dating the Iron Age. It's quite nimble in the hand, and on a cutting board, does a fair imitation of a human-powered Cuisinart.

Below are some process photos, showing the construction details. Blade forged, antler selected.


The blade sanded, prior to assembly:

The connection detail:

Assembly begun:


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