I got you weenies beat!
My Mom collects things, pewterware, figurines, etc, but the most prized items in here collection are the various Ulus that have been made by family members over the past 50 years or so. (and the Gerber Pixie the LarryLuana had.....it seems that I have knives in my blood)
I made her and Ulu about two years ago. It was an expediantly made one, sort of unrefined, but still useful, it was made to be big for cutting up pizzas and such, but I was never proud of it...
This year I made her one that I am proud of. The handle is made from an antler of a Sitka Blacktailed deer from Afognak Island. I managed to carve a few little pictures into it, I am not the best with pen and paper, but I can manage with Dremel and antler for some reason.
The blade is the (more or less for the past 200 years or so) traditional carbon steel from an old handsaw blade. It isn't the best steel around, but it isn't as cheesy as the 420j that some companies are using, and it holds a better edge than the slate that was used prior to european contact.
The blade shape is somewhat traditional, though the tang is modified a little. it is longer than most and allows for a little more variety of grips, I was trying to make my rendition of a utility ulu. It is about 5-1/2" from point to point.
I know my mom is going to flip when I give it to her..
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