Ulu knife…. Where did they come from?
This knife has a catchy and interesting name. The moment I came across a list of knives, this one seems to me to be the most interesting one. So, after some fruitful survey of the knife, many new things came into sight.
It’s a knife from ancient times, roughly as early as 2500 BCE from Alaska. Some myths are probably attached to these knives. It was believed to pass on this knife from one generation to the other so that what was inherited had the ancestor’s knowledge attached to it.
Quite interesting I believe……
So, it is a traditional knife and was also known as a woman’s knife. An all-purpose and versatile one.
Apart from kitchen use, it is used for manifold applications such as skinning, cleaning animals, trimming snow blocks (building igloo), cutting a child’s hair, food and also as a weapon.
- 1 3 Best Alaskan Ulu Knife - A Quick Look-up
- 2 Why These 5 Ulu Knives Are The Best - Detailed Reviews
- 3 Few Things You Must Consider While Buying The Best Ulu Knife
3 Best Alaskan Ulu Knife - A Quick Look-up
Why These 5 Ulu Knives Are The Best - Detailed Reviews
A beautifully designed ulu Bowl set. This complete set from the Ulu factory consists of one cutting bowl and ulu knife. It is designed in Alaska (the origin country). The knife is designed in Alaskan Style and has the Alaska logo carved beautifully on the wooden part of the knife.
The measurement of the knife is about five inches across and is broad in structure. Birchwood is used for making the knife handle. The sight of this AK Cutlery set just makes you fall in love with it.
The blade is of high-quality stainless steel. The fine steel blades of the knife let no stains or rust stay on it easily. This knife can be placed anywhere in the kitchen and will surely let other people turn their heads.
➽ This ulu knife needs very low maintenance. If the knife is kept clean and dry then it will be corrosion-free.
➽ The cutting bowl of the set is sturdy and doesn’t slip away easily if placed properly on a counter top.
➽ It serves as a proper utility item as it allows proper cutting, dicing, and chopping.
➽ Any good honing tool can be used for sharpening it whenever required.
➽ The bowl is flat enough from the bottom and can be used as a cutting board with ease.
➽ This efficient cutting bowl can be kept and stored at a dry place along with the ulu knife.
➽ The handle of the knife is of wood and has to be kept completely dry so that the knife should not rust. If the knife is kept in open for air drying, it might lead to corrosion.
➽ If the knife is soaked in water, the handle of the knife can come out easily.
➽ There are chances that after moderate use the bowl might break and lose its sturdiness.
This Alaskan designed Ulu knife set from Arctic circle is uniquely designed and comprises of an Ulu knife and a cutting block. A 6” insert bowl is fitted to the knife blade and this inset serves as a storage place for the knife. It has an 8”x 8.25” cutting block.
The knife is of stainless-steel blade and is attached with a wooden handle. The stainless-steel blade measures six inches in size. There is a slot in the wooden cutting block which serves as an amazing knife stand.
➽ The best feature of the knife which I felt is that it is a combo pack in which chopping can be done with ease and the amazing knife stand keeps the knife intact.
➽ There are no separate attachments necessary as the whole bowl set is quite compact.
➽ The edges of the ulu knives maintain their sharpness and edge for a long time as the bowl set is manufactured as such.
➽ We often worry about the staining of the knife, but this knife is of a stainless-steel blade, and if kept clean and dry, it will certainly catch no rust.
➽ As far as the product is concerned, the shallow part of this cutting bowl supports only a small amount of chopping of veggies and herbs. Though if we talk on a positive note small amounts of cheese and herbs can be sliced or diced easily.
➽ The corrosion or rusting aspect is always attached to a knife, in the same way, this knife should be kept clean and dry to avoid that.
➽ The handle might loosen with time.
➽ The wooden bowl gets cuts with frequent use and appears a little messy.
It is one of the best knives which the chefs love the world over. It is certainly a rocker knife. This knife is manufactured in the Ulu factory. It is made up of fine stainless steel and comes with a walnut knife stand. The large wooden handle of the knife is easy to handle.
This knife is best suited for single-handed people or people who have weak hands. This knife is skilfully designed which gives more agility and leverage. Very easily and efficiently all sorts of chores can be performed with this knife.
This knife is certainly a unique one and has an amazing feature that it can be sharpened easily, giving the knife a much longer life and usability. This uniqueness of the knife sets it apart from the other rocker knives. The stainless-steel blade measures 6 inches across. This knife was fondly used by native people of the Arctic.
➽ This knife has a large handle which is easy to use and hold.
➽ The knife can be easily settled on the beautiful walnut knife stand when not in use.
➽ The unique quality of this knife is that edges are easy to sharpen.
➽ This special knife possesses a lot of dexterity.
➽ Certainly, a worthy knife which is an asset to own.
➽ Extra care of the knife has to be taken by keeping it clean and dry to avoid rusting.
➽ Frequent sharpening of the blade is required.
➽ Proper oiling of the wooden handle and knife stand needs to be done.
A marvelous pizza cutter knife with the stainless-steel blade as a wheel and mezzaluna chopper. It’s one of the best as compared to other knives. As far as the comfort aspect is concerned, this knife is so flawless that it can be used efficiently for cutting meat, vegetables, cheese, fruits, pizza, and nuts, etc.
The moment we grip this knife in hand it gives a great sense of ease and the movement of the hand is so smooth. It also comes with a specially designed cover to keep it secure when not in use. It can easily be cleaned in a dishwasher. This knife has a perfect weight and size and can be easily used for your outings, picnics, BBQs, etc.
It is a robust knife that comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. The blade of the knife is 6.5 inches across. It comes with a durable rubber handle. This is not just a pizza cutter knife but a multipurpose one. It has a stainless-steel blade with an ergonomic slip-resistant handle. This knife just slides off and there is no chance of getting the food to be stuck.
➽ A flawless knife in which food doesn’t get stuck.
➽ The cutting and slicing can be done in both directions, vertically and horizontally.
➽ The steel blade is designed is such a way that it can resist any kinds of stains and rust.
➽ The knife has a protective cover which helps in proper storage of the knife and prevents accidental cuts also.
➽ The edges of this ulu knives are easy to sharpen.
➽ The maintenance is quite easy.
➽ Despite the cover, which is used to keep the knife intact the risk prevails for accidental cuts, as the cover is loose and fragile.
➽ The rusting happens easily.
➽ There is a risk of the blade being chipped, splintered or broken in case of moderate use.
Another knife straight from the Arctic circle. This is a differently designed knife as it features an etched blade. It features an unconventional wooden handle and a beautiful matching wooden stand. I just can’t stop my eyes from staring at this beautiful one.
A very fine stainless-steel blade is attached to it. An image of the state of Alaska has engraved the knife. The knife stand and the knife handle both come in natural earth stones and shades of bright reds. The wooden stand of the knife is very exotic.
Most of the Alaskan Ulu knives have a standard size of 6 inches, similarly, this knife also measures six inches across. This knife is boxed properly. It is a very sturdy knife for tough cutting. The maintenance of the knife is also very easy. The knife is designed in such a way that it gives resistance to any kind of stains or corrosion. The sharpening of the edges of this knife is very easy.
➽ The stainless-steel blade is designed beautifully. The handle and the knife together look very good together.
➽ The knife blade is beautifully edged also.
➽ The edges could easily be sharpened.
➽ Having one such a robust knife in the kitchen is a chef’s charm.
➽ Proper care of the wooden handle and the knife stand should be taken.
➽ The handle of the knife can sometimes get loosened due to moderate usage.
Ulu knife, what is it? Let’s learn more…
Ulu knife, widely known as the Alaskan knife from the Arctic. Native people of Alaska created these knife years back. The oo-loo knife, pronounced so, features a unique design. On a personal note the moment I pronounce the word oo -loo, a smile comes on my face.
Though it’s a traditional knife it can be used in modern kitchens with ease and comfort. This knife is often overlooked but proves to be of potent value today. The Northern winters, the people of the Arctic region and the usage of ulu knives for varied tasks are commendable.
Let’s know more about one of my favorite knives of all times the oo-loo knife….
Few Things You Must Consider While Buying The Best Ulu Knife
This traditional knife serves best for cutting meat, vegetables, herbs and other things. Inuit, Yupik, and Aleut tribes are the ones which are the northern indigenous tribes, who were the original originators of this knife.
The old ulu knife featured a bit different features, as the handle was made of walrus ivory, caribou antler, musk ox horn, and other animal bones. In some knives, wood was also used. If we talk about the blade then it was made up of copper, iron, slate earlier. The modern modified knife is made up of steel, caribou antler (was used in the past also) and hardwood.
These knives are one of the best commercial ulu knives of contemporary times. The modern Ulu knife is transformed into a beautiful knife. It comes with cutting bowls, cutting boards and also with durable handles made of copper and plastic. The wood used is of fine quality.
It possesses multifunctional quality. A wide variety of ulu knives are present in the market today which cater to different needs of chefs and home cooks worldwide. No extra care is required for the knives and they need no stands also separately in the kitchen. To possess one is certainly an asset.
The utility and usage of this knife greatly depend on its size. The ulu knives with smaller blade sizes such as 2 inches would be used to cut sinew. In ancient times patterns on animal skins (caribou and seal) were also prevalent, a Kimagtuut was commonly used for it. For general tasks, a 6-inch ulu knife was being used and even in today’s times, this size is a standard size for most of the ulu knives.
This knife comes in different styles also. The Alaskan, Canadian, East and West Greenlandic. The shape is designed as such that the force is centered in the middle. These knives are presented as rewards for activities like sports, education, etc. as cultural symbolism is attached to it.
In the end, we can say it with confidence that Ulu knives are one of the best commercial knives of the modern world today. They are multifaceted knives. They were centuries back used by the tribes of Alaska. Today’s Ulu knives are completely transformed ones.
The beautiful handles and attached cutting bowls are definitely an added attraction to it. I am so fond of my ulu knife and chopping bowl set and it feels great while using it. It is a rocking knife and can be used for chopping with great ease and comfort. It has very fewer maintenance issues. A complete package in one.
So, what are you waiting for? Just buy your ulu knife set and be a proud one!