Through a outdoors group I am a part of, @thefallenoutdoorsorg I met a fellow Vet out of Alaska. Come to find out #davidpope has an Uncle that makes Ulu's!! He sent me a Caribou handle Ulu and I am about to trim up this cut of Elk with it!
Leroy Barlip III was born in Glennallen, Alaska and raised in the Indian village of Gulkana. Leroy is noted for his Alaska Native Ulu knives. His Athabascan mother passed along an appreciation of Native art and crafts that inspires him to create these beautiful and useful tools. Leroy travels throughout Alaska from Point Barrow to Wainwright and the Yukon to the Aleutian Islands in search of moose, deer and caribou horn to make the handles of his knives. Alaska Natives are subsistence hunters and use caribou for food as well as use the antler, hide and other parts of an animal so that there is very little waste when they are finished.