The Best Souvenirs from Alaska
The ulu knives can be found at all price points, but note that not all may be made in Alaska. The ulu we purchased has a wooden handle, was made in Alaska and came with stand and cookbook. Ulu knives can be found in most souvenir shops with specialty ...
July 12, 2016
The ancestors of the Inupiat were technological pioneers
The Thule people of Alaska's west and north coasts lived a good life for centuries, perfecting technologies that traveled with them across the northern Arctic all the way to Greenland. This April is Among the tools that stuck were the ulu, the ...
April 2, 2016
Masks and Macbeth: SLAM shows Alaska in Shakespeare's time
Since 2009, Knecht has led digs at the site that have uncovered more than 47,000 artifacts — from ulu knives to masks and never-before-seen woven grass mats and dog harnesses. The permafrost of the site has even preserved things as fragile as human ...
August 10, 2016
Alaska Science Forum: Thule people had northern life figured out
Among the tools that stuck were the ulu, the knife with the curved blade effective at slicing blubber and fish; kayaks, the pointed boats so stable in the ocean; snow goggles made of bone cut with narrow slits; and advanced harpoon tips attached to ...
April 8, 2016
Souvenir ulus among items most caught at TSA checkpoint in Fairbanks
Also among the items on the table were many hunting knives, a wrench, a plastic gun and a slingshot. There was one orange-handled box cutter in the pile, an emotionally tinged item for TSA screeners, because it was the weapon used by the 9/11 hijackers....
May 18, 2014
Tree Beauty Pageant: Capitol Christmas Tree and Ornaments Coming From Alaska
When a 74-foot Lutz spruce begins its 4,000-mile journey this month from Alaska's Chugach National Forest to Washington, D.C., it will include thousands of handmade ornaments designed to celebrate the 49th state. The tree, selected to grace the west ...
October 17, 2015
CRKT Shakaulu – Badass Knife of the Week
The ulu is an all-purpose knife traditionally used by the indigenous people of Alaska for everything from skinning animals to trimming blocks of ice for igloos. Onion adapted the ulu to become the ultimate hunting knife for big game. The 9.5-inch knife ...
October 12, 2015
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on the Kenai River, Alaska
Trading Post, the gift shop, is located just across from the main lodge. The shop offers a nice variety of souvenirs like jewelry, Ulu knives and Alaskan Christmas ornaments, as well as a wall of over the counter medications and some gear such as socks and ...
September 9, 2016
Our ulu even worked well enough to cut cardboard, but this would not work well as a general-use knife. When it comes to making a blade out of scrap like this, your only limitation — besides what you can scrounge — is your imagination. Maybe your ...
August 7, 2016
10 Things We Love, Made in Alaska
Knives – The Ulu Factory produces ulu knives that many Alaska tourists buy as a “weird” souvenir. However, Alaska Native people buy them for household use. They cut fish, game, nuts, and veggies with ulu knives and they are faster with that knife ...
July 24, 2016
Best to buy in Alaska??
look for the polar bear logo on real Alaskan made items. Some big sellers are ulu knives, salmon, art, wood carvings... jade jewelry? Someone will need to verify this one. ULU Knife from the ULU Factory in downtown Anchorage. I use mine all of the time and ...
July 23, 2016
The Best Souvenirs from Alaska
When researching Alaska before our trip, I knew we would come home with an Ulu Knife. It seems as though this is the number one souvenir that people talk about and really do use when they get home in the kitchen. Originally used by Inuit women as a sort of ...
July 11, 2016
Knives of Alaska Magnum Ulu Fixed Blade Knife 3.375" D2 Tool Steel Blade SureGrip Handle Black
The Knives of Alaska Magnum Ulu Fixed Blade Knife is one of the most useful knives ever designed. The Ulu knife has been used by Native Alaskans for centuries as an all-purpose knife for skinning, field dressing, cutting hair, cutting food, and trimming ...
September 13, 2016