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Ulu-La La I Knife for Sale

Sold: $200

An ulu is an all-purpose knife, traditionally used by Eskimo women, for skinning and cleaning animals, cutting food, scraping leather, etc. They actually make great kitchen knives as well. Originally handled in horn, ivory or caribou antler, with a stone blade, they were later made with metal blades as metal became available through trade.

This very large and fancy ulu is hand-cut and forged from a saw-blade and patinaed dark. The forged steel tang is hand-riveted with copper to the blade, which is left rough except for the sharpened edge. The handle is polished deer leg, with a copper ferrule.

The blade edge is about 9.5” long from point to point, with a 14’’ long cutting edge, and the knife is 7.5” tall.

    Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns, tomahawks, war clubs, jewelry, metal sculpture, cribbage boards, flint and obsidian knives, Japanese swords, menorahs, and more from Tucson, Arizona artist and architect Larry Gotkin.

    About Larry Gotkin
    Artist & Registered AZ Architect, Retired
    Tucson, Arizona
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    Unique Custom Handmade Items: acid etching, architecture, blades, candle holders, cheese slicers, clasps, cribbage boards, chess setscustom knives, daggers, desk knives, dirks, edged weapons (knives), edged weapons (tomahawks), flint knives, guns, hadseax, handmade knives, Japanese swords, jewelry, katanas, kitchen knives, knife bags, knives, menukis, metal sculpture, obsidian knives, powder horns, powder_horns, puukkos, sax, scramaseax, scramsax, scrimshaw, seax, seaxe, sgian dubhs, skeans, skinners, spears, sword bags, swords, tallit clips, tantos, tomahawks, wakizashis, war clubs, weapons (knives), weapons (tomahawks), weapons (war clubs), yoga pose meditation candles, yoga pose metal sculptures


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