Blades and Bushlore

Knife and Tool Discussion => Making Knives and Sheaths => Topic started by: hayshaker on January 09, 2018, 06:52:47 PM

Title: ULU's for leather working
Post by: hayshaker on January 09, 2018, 06:52:47 PM
i know that the inuit use ulu's for skinning such things as
walrus
seal
whale
and so forth. but are they also used to work leather?
cause i was thinking of making one out of a old sawmill blade.
so any ideas out there.
Title: Re: ULU's for leather working
Post by: hayshaker on January 10, 2018, 11:18:01 AM
here we go i'll answer my own post
i got started on the ulu a lil' while ago
and boy is that saw blade some tough material and only an 1/8th in at that.
i'm using a angle grinder cause it already eat up 2 saw blades damm that's spendy.
mabey use deer antler for scales not real sure as yet.
Title: Re: ULU's for leather working
Post by: wsdstan on January 10, 2018, 12:20:24 PM
There are better knives for leather work than the ULU Michael.  A real thin one in a small arc might get you by for a time but it won't be as good as a leather knife.  The round knife is what most of the people I know use and here is one that is cheap and looks a lot like an Ulu.

https://www.tandyleather.com/en/product/al-stohlman-brand-round-knife
Title: Re: ULU's for leather working
Post by: wolfy on January 10, 2018, 12:25:53 PM
I never heard the term 'round knife' before......I always heard them referred to as 'head knives.'


EDIT: I just went back and read the description beneath the picture. :P :-[
Title: Re: ULU's for leather working
Post by: wsdstan on January 10, 2018, 05:06:04 PM
 That cracked me up Wolfy.   :lol: :lol: