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    Neat addition to my small collection

    My parents know I like blades, and that I appreciate ones that are unique, high quality, full of history or all of the above. For Christmas they got me this Ulu skinning knife that dad came across in a second hand store.

    It's probably more of a tourist souvenir than super high quality based on the sticker, but it did sharpen up to a shaving edge. I'd like to give it a try next time we get to the coast for some salmon fishing, but I don't like how fish slime etc will work it's way into the cracks of the antler handle. So, it'll just be a cool wall hangar for now.

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    Nice knife. You need to go seal hunting to really put that bad boy to work.

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    I've always wanted to try that style of cutting tool. I just don't know if I'd get enough use out of it to make it worth while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Nice knife. You need to go seal hunting to really put that bad boy to work.
    For sure. If there's any Inuit or East Coasters on the board that wanna hook me up with a seal hunt, I'd like to give it a try. I've always wanted a seal skin rug for the living room.

    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    I've always wanted to try that style of cutting tool. I just don't know if I'd get enough use out of it to make it worth while.
    I did some digging around on youtube and they seem simple enough to use. I'm keeping my eye out for a more work oriented version of one so I can really try it out.
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    My father in law went on an Alaskan cruise a bunch of years ago, and brought home two junky souvenir ulus.
    I've used them skinning and butchering deer, and also for fleshing hides.
    It's different, but it actually comes as a more natural feeling tool to use.
    With just a slight roll of the wrist, you've now got a very long curved cutting edge slicing very easily.
    Having the points way out to the sides is nice for fleshing, as nothing is going to poke though.
    The genius of the geometry means that you don't need high quality steel to have a good tool.
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    Quite often made out of dull 7 1/4" skillsaw blades. Decent steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrr View Post
    Quite often made out of dull 7 1/4" skillsaw blades. Decent steel.
    That sounds like a cool project.
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    I've got one from Alaska kicking around here somewhere as well. Little bit narrower than yours, it was a souvenir bring back of the old man's. He's got a bit nicer one at home with a cutting board. The centre is dished in to suit the curve of the blade, it's kick ass at dicing veggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    I've always wanted to try that style of cutting tool. I just don't know if I'd get enough use out of it to make it worth while.
    Any cutting tool that you have no use for is always worth having...Especially ones that you don't see in every man cave in the glass topped hollowed out coffee table...(Like mine)...I had a previous fetish for Italian spring steel and am reluctant to display them. Am in the throws of a glass front coffin shaped wall display for some of them...would like to build it but I am sure they are out there on line somewhere...TomC

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