The colorful history of Alaska would not be complete without the ULU. The Eskimos created many practical tools to help with everyday life and many are still in use today. One of the most famous is the ULU knife, which was used at the main cutting tool.
The knife was originally created from a flat, thin rock or from slate. Some were even made from jade and the handles were often made of bone, ivory or wood. The knives were used for skinning seals and many other things in earlier times. It is still traditionally used today, especially when the summer rolls around and salmon are abundant.
The ULU Factory
The ULU Factory has become a landmark in the Anchorage area. They have been creating ULU knives for more than 25 years. The factory started in…