Ergo 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.

All my knives come with a Lifetime Guarantee. Call or email to arrange a commission or purchase.


Ergo Ulu               

Ergonomic Ulu Knife 

Ergo Ulu @2010 Michael H. Mara

This ergonomic Ulu* has a curved, convex chisel ground, Damascus blade comprised of 128 layers of 1045 and 1084, hardened to HRC 58. The handle is Mesquite Burl, with three brass pins. The Ulu is 4-3/8" wide by 3-3/4" tall.  $487. 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.

The blade, hardened, polished, and etched, and the handle wood routed out to accept the blade:

Ergonomic Ulu construction

The pins and handle test fitted, prior to final assembly:

Ergo Ulu knife construction 

Looking at the rear of the finished knife:

Ulu knife construction

A close-up of the handle:

Mesquite burl and Damascus knife

A close up showing the layers of Damascus at the edge:

Damascus Ulu knife


Michael H Mara   (708) 969-2424

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