Handcrafted Caribou Horn Ulu Knife

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WU2A34030
$95.00

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Our Alaska knife artisan resurrects the 4000-year-old Arctic tradition of handcrafting curved-blade ulu knives. Originally for cutting blocks of ice or preparing animal skins, this contemporary version with stainless steel blade is a versatile tool in the kitchen, or a striking display piece. Handle and stand hand carved of naturally-shed caribou horn. Signed by our artisan. Hand wash. 4.25 inx 5.75 in.
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