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ulu (knife)
  • United States or Canada
  • ulu (knife), late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or Canada
  • metal, wood
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 13.5 x 2 x 15.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 3/4 x 6 1/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5709

The knife has a curved wooden handle and a curved metal blade. The dark brown metal handle is curved on the top edge, the sides come straight down where it attaches to the blade. The inside of the handle has a curved cutout for a grip.
The metal blade is straight on the edges where it meets the wooden handle, but curved along the bottom edge and under the cutout in the handle.