Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ulu (knife)
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • ulu (knife), late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12.5 x 3 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5690

The ulu has a brown rectangular wooden handle, with a slight upward curve on either end. The dark metal blade is rectangular, attached at the bottom side of the wooden handle.