Call Us: (907) 452-7477
1971 Fox Ave
Fairbanks AK 99701-2701

Alaskan Ulus and Primitive Knives

Dating back to 2500 BC, an ulu is an all-purpose knife traditionally used by Inuit, Yup’ik and Aleut women. These versatile knives were used in everything from skinning and cleaning animals, cutting a child’s hair, cutting food and, if necessary, trimming blocks of snow and ice used to build an igloo.

These ulus, individually handmade by owner Mark Knapp, are both practical and beautiful. Choose from a variety of handles made from laminated sheep horn, musk ox horn, moose antler, fossil ivory or exotic wood each distinctly different and each with a matching stand.

Our cherts – primitive knives – are handmade and the blades are hand knapped by owner Mark Knapp. We use a variety of handle materials, such as Pleistocene elk, camel and horse bone, ancient Steppe bison rib bone and ancient caribou and elk antler, each distinctly different and each with a matching stand.

We take the following forms of payment; Paypal, Check, Money Order, Visa or Master Card. If you like, feel free to call in your credit card payment at 1-(907)-452-7477. We are located in Fairbanks, Alaska and we are four hours earlier than Eastern Time. We use USPS Priority flat rate for shipping.

If you live outside the United States, please contact us directly, via phone or email, so we can discuss shipping/insurance charge. We do not declare lower values on customs forms.

Available for Purchase

Black Walnut Coastal Ulu

Damascus blade with stabilized feather crotch American black walnut handle and base.



Hand knapped chert skinning knife with Pleistocine caribou antler handle and synthetic sinew lashing. The stand is ancient steppe bison bone.



Custom Coastal Ulu

Custom Coastal Ulu

Damascus steel blade with musk ox horn handle
Custom Ulu

Custom Ulu

with finger groove caribou handle
Custom Coastal Ulu

Custom Coastal Ulu

with gimlet wood handle and base, lapis lazuli, gold leaf infill and damascus blade