I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, love to cook. I’m also into knives, new toys, and learning new things. Obviously from our posts. This BIRCH HANDLE ULU BOWL SET would be an excellent addition to the kitchen. As well as cover new toy and new skill. A great gift idea for the upcoming holidays.
Traditionally, the Alaskan ulu knife was used both as a kitchen knife and as a general use tool. You know, for skinning animals, slicing and cutting of food, cutting hair and trimming blocks of ice and snow. These days, ulu knives are used for cutting, mincing, dicing, and slicing.
In the past the ulu was made with a caribou antler or walrus ivory (check the wikipedia article) for the handle and slate cutting edge. This was due to the lack of metallurgy knowledge and other resources in the Arctic. The handle could also be carved from bone, and wood was sometimes used when it was available. These days the ulu is still often made with a caribou antler handle but the blade is usually made of steel. Often the steel is a hand saw or wood saw blade that is reshaped.
The shape of the ulu centers the force over the middle of the blade. Different than an ordinary knife. This makes the ulu easier to use when cutting hard objects such as bone. The rocking motion used when cutting on a plate or board pins down the food being cut.
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Thinking about a new toy for the kitchen this SERBIAN CHEF’S KNIFE has caught my eye. Now I just need to convince the wife I need it and don’t just want it. An ideal multipurpose cleaver, great for chopping, slicing, dicing, chopping, etc. Like all chef’s knives there is no need to change the knife while prepping.