by Cariboo Blades
Tools & Knives
We make our hand made working ulus with moose or deer antler and hardwood handles. They can be fastened with either threaded brass or stainless steel pins
They come with a block or a handmade 8 oz. leather sheath and a lifetime guarantee.
Based on a Canadian western arctic Inuit design, Aki and I make an ulu knife that becomes an extension of your hand. We sculpt each handle to fit very comfortably.
Using recovered tough L6 and 15N20 tool steel from lumber mill bandsaw blades we shape and finish your ulu blade. We then harden and differentially temper the blades for a strong keen edge that holds and temper the ulu necks and tangs for toughness. The tough and strong ulu blades and tangs are 2 mm thick, with high 1 1/2" bevels and starting at 20cm (8 inches) of razor edge.
Ensuring proper fit, balance and edge quality our ulus are great to work with in the kitchen or out in the bush.
Canadian Single Stem style, Hunting, Bushcraft and Kitchen Ulus.
The ulu knife is an excellent tool in the kitchen for slicing, jerky, filleting, chopping and mincing. It will become your favourite tool. As a hunting tool, the ulu is the ultimate skinning knife and a great bushcraft tool for your kit.
Refer to the ulus above. View the shapes of blade and handles then email us. If you have any questions or suggestions please don't hesitate. We will make what you want..
Smaller antler handles and blades for the bush.
Deer or moose antler.
Our ulus start at - $325.
Sheaths start at - $ 95
Heavy duty start at, $425
Sheaths start at, $150
Aki custom handmakes and handstitches the sheaths out of 8 oz. saddle leather for each ulu. They have a fillet to protect the stitching and ties to hold the ulu securely into the sheath. The original designs are hand drawn and tooled. .
Ulu knives are proven traditional edge tools with simple primitive designs that are at least 4,500 years old.
We guarantee your complete satisfaction with the materials and workmanship on all our tools and knives. All our knives can be sent to us to be sharpened. The sharpening is on us.
These are some different shapes of moose and deer antler handles to start with. Just for reference.
Please click on a number for a closer look.
Irregular antler shapes fit snugly in your hand giving one a firm grip allowing you to have more control and power in your cuts and slices. Primitive tools and designs that are proven by people who lived in the harshest conditions on earth.
We seal and stabilize moose, deer and elk antler
All our ulus are balanced at the neck and guaranteed to keep a tough and strong razor's edge.
We have two basic blade shapes the Bianca, a bushcraft, hunting ulu and the Kitchen ulu. We also make a heavy duty version of both. An example of a heavy duty Bianca is this one.
The blade high carbon steel 3/16" thick. A high, slightly hollow ground bevel flows into a razor edge.
The moose antler handle is held with three threaded stainless steel pins.
The sheath is hand made from 8 oz. leather.
The double saddle stitch holds a fillet between the layers of leather protecting the hand stitching from the razor edge of the ulu.
Rivets are placed along the edge for reinforcement.
We've added a braided lanyard to this sheath to tie to your pack
Heavy duty ulu's with sheaths start at$575