So, I just took the picture of my Ulu for your website, and then I went to your website, and apparently the day of kitchen gadgets has passed. but I figured you might need to fill an hour somewhere randomly, so here is my Ulu.
Additionally to the information below, I find the ULU absolutely amazing for cutting just about anything. I definitely reach for this thing before a regular knife. Perhaps it’s the novelty, but I think it’s amazing, and if you want to mince something, use the curved bowl in the picture, and your done in seconds. Amazing I tell you. I was just looking at the website for the place where my sister got me this one (www.theulufactory.com) and I was astounded by the variety that they have. I may have to buy myself a Jade handled one just cause it looks cool, a 5″ one for usefulness, an 8″ one to round out the collection, and the steak knives cause that’s just wicked cool!
and I copied the info on the Ulu from Ulu.com
The Alaskan ULU (OO-loo) is an extremely versatile cutting tool crafted by the Native Alaskan people over five thousand years ago. The knife was primarily used by Eskimo women for skinning and cleaning fish and has played an important role in the survival of the Arctic people. Blades were originally made of polished slate and given a bone, ivory or wood handle. The handles were often inscribed with distinctive designs or markings exclusive to the maker of the knife. Today, Eskimos and people from all walks of life continue to use the versatile ULU as their primary cutting tool, despite the wide availability of other knife designs. Because the center of force is concentrated directly over the middle of the blade, it creates twice the direct downward force compared to that of conventional cutlery (where the force is behind the center of the blade).
So anyway, that’s my Ulu, use it if you so choose. I was also amazed by the travel stories. We really didn’t have any great stories I don’t think from our Honeymoon, or we are terrible storytellers. Either or both are possible. Doh!