Cariboo Blades Tools & Knives
Handmade Custom Forged Knives & Tools, Working Art Since 1997

Handmade Ulus

Custom ulu knives for the back country, hiking, camping and hunting. Kitchen ulus set in fruitwood knot blocks on a countertop. Heavy Duty ulu knives for heavy use. The best handmade skinning knife. First class filleting knife. From British Columbia, Canada.

Custom Made Ulu Knives, Custom to Order.

As a fillet knife or a skinning knife the ulu can’t be beat.

Packing a Cariboo Blades ulu on a hike.

Packing a Cariboo Blades ulu on a hike.

Each ulu is cut from a single piece of recovered lumber mill high carbon saw blade steel. Tough and strong modern carbon steel. After we finish the ulu knife blade, it’s hardened and tempered to keep a razor sharp edge. We go back into the steel with a torch and differentially temper the single stem tough. We leave the heat treatment colours and subtly manipulate the clay and glass used in the hardening process to reflect the boreal forest wetlands. The wood, moose and deer antler has been recovered from local sources. This is a great tool and we love making them.

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Different styles of handmade ulu knives we've made. Kitchen ulus, bushcraft ulu’s, camping, hiking and hunting ulus.

Irregular antler handle shapes fit snugly in your hand giving you a firm grip. If you would like wood for your handmade ulu handle we have different varieties of local wood.  Balanced at the stem neck and guaranteed to keep a tough and strong razor's edge. Thicknesses vary between a thin 1mm to 5mm thick.

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The ulu knife is an ancient tool. A traditional Inuit Woman's knife design some 4,500 year old. A tool for a kitchen, a camp, on a hike or in a bushcraft, survival or hunting kit. For slicing, jerky, filleting, chopping and mincing in a unique and efficient way or as a head knife for leather work. As a hunting tool, the ulu is the best skinning knife, a great tool for your kit. Tools and designs that are proven by people who live in the harshest conditions on earth.

ImageGallery. Ulu sheaths styles.

Working art for a counter top. Amazing grain and colours. Cut and shaped to protect the ulu’s razor edge.

Our home in the Chilcotin bush. We reflect the boreal wetlands in the ulu’s patina’s.

Our home in the Chilcotin bush. We reflect the boreal wetlands in the ulu’s patina’s.

Making an ulu knife.

Making an ulu knife.


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We make the sheaths by hand out of 8 oz. saddle leather and saddle stitch with a fillet sandwiched between the front and back pieces of leather protecting the stitch from the knife edge. 
The original designs on the face of the sheaths are hand drawn and tooled by Aki. You can request a custom motif.

Our ulus start at   -              $375
Sheaths start at   -               $125
Fruit wood knot blocks -  $100


Heavy Duty Ulu Knife

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The blade is made from recovered carbon steel cut from lumber mill saw blade.  The blade is hand forged with a high bevel going up into a 1/4 inch tough stem. Hardened and differentially tempered for toughness and an edge that holds. 
The handle scales are held with  threaded stainless  steel or brass pins.

The sheath is hand made from 8 oz. leather.

Double saddle stitched by hand. A fillet is sewn between the layers of leather protecting the hand stitching from the razor edge of the ulu.
Rivets are placed along the edge and rounded corners for reinforcement.
We've added a braided lanyard to the sheath to tie to your pack. The motif tooled into this sheath would be a kingfisher.

Heavy duty start at, $ 450, 8.5 inches of edge
Sheaths,                        $ 225 , double saddle stitch, rounded corners and lanyard


LIFETIME GUARANTEE      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.