Rose Damascus 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) 330-5101   Cell: (708) 299-4631


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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Rose Damascus Ulu               

Ergonomic Ulu Knife 

Rose Damascus Ulu @2010 Michael H. Mara

This ergonomic Ulu* has a curved, convex ground Damascus blade comprised of 128 layers of 1045 and 1084, hardened to HRC 57. The handle is Peroba Rosa, with five brass pins. The Ulu is 5" wide by 3-1/2" tall.  There is no sheath at this time, although one can be made for an additional charge. $350. 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

A rear view:

Damascus Ulu knife 

Looking at the spine of the finished knife:

Ulu knife construction

Looked at from underneath:

Peroba Rosa and Damascus knife


Michael H Mara   (708) 330-5101   Cell: (708) 299-4631

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