Handmade, Hand forged Knives, Woodcarving Knives & Tools

Cariboo Blades

Hand Forged, Custom Knives & Tools

British Columbia, Canada                                  Since 1997

Aki Yamamoto & Scott Richardson

  1. clay hardrned ulu edge

 Handmade Ulus

We recover high carbon steel from lumber mill saw blades. After we cut, shape and finish the ulu blades they are hardened and differentially tempered. The blades and stems are tough and strong.  The ulu blades hold a razor edge. A kitchen tool, hunting knife and bushcraft tool. For the backcountry or your workbench, it is an indespensible knife.
Image Gallery of different styles we make.
  Contact us we'll work with you and make you an ulu.
Irregular antler handle shapes fit snugly in your hand giving you a firm grip. If you would like wood for your handle we have different varieties of local wood.  Balanced at the neck and guaranteed to keep a tough and strong razor's edge. Thicknesses vary between a thin 1mm to 5mm.

  1. Handmade Ulu sheath
  2. Ulu sheath
  3. Neck Ulu
  4. Heavy duty ulu sheath
  5. Skinning knife
.Ulu Sheath Gallery. Styles of our ulu sheaths.
We make the sheaths by hand out of 8 oz. saddle leather and saddle stitch with a filet sandwitched 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.


We take time to build.

The ulu knife is an ancient tool. A  traditional Inuit Woman's knife design some 4,500 year old. A primitive 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. We like making these tools. Please read a customer's  Bushcraft Tools Review
Ulus are a food preperation tool.
Ulus are a food preperation tool.Ulus are a food preperation tool.Ulus are a food preperation tool.
 Examples of knife blocks made from fruit tree knots and limbs that sit on your counter top.
  1. Rustic look: ulu in a block
  2. ulu in a small block
  3. ulu leaning on it's block
  4. Managing Director
  5. ulu held in a wood block
  6. leather working ulu and block.
  7. ulu themes
  8. hand made ulu leaning on a birch wood knife block
  9. Ulu sit comfortably and stable in an apple wood knife block
  10. Managing Director
.Image Gallery of our ulu's in blocks

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

A Heavy Duty Ulu
- for the backcountry, bushcraft and hunting.


We make custom made Ulus from recovered Lumber mill bandsaw steel, L6 and 15N20. 
Hardened and differentially tempered for toughness and an edge that holds. 
Watch your fingers.

Indispensable kitchen tools, hunting, bushcraft and camping tools
Heavy duty start at, $450
Sheaths start at,        $225

The blade is made from recovered carbon steel from lumber mill saw blade. 3/16" thick with a hand forged,  high and slightly hollow ground bevel into a razor edge. 
The moose antler handle is held with three threaded stainless  steel or brass pins.


The sheath is hand made from 8 oz. leather.
The hand done 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 and rounded corners for reinforcement.
We've added a braided lanyard to the sheath to tie to your pack.

Image Gallery
  1. ulu with a moose antler handle sheathed
  2. handmade ulu
  3. 2 points, hd ulu
  4. ulu sheath
  5. skinning knife
  6. showing the stem and tang of a handmade ulu
  7. Wood handle ulu
  8. Ulu poised to fillet
  9. ulu knife sheathed
  10. Moose meat knife set
  11. Boreal forest under the moon tooled into a knife sheath
  12. handmade ulu profile
  13. handmade ulu
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.
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