The Arizona Bushcraft Mini Ulu was designed by John Campbell and is modeled after the Alaskan ulu. This is a very useful cutting tool design that dates back to prehistory. The first ulus that have been found were made from stone and painstakingly knapped into their shape. While seemingly simple, this design took quite some time to develop the final product. It went through many changes throughout its time on the drawing board as well as a few different prototypes. After a few attempts of working with the design, it has arrived at what it is today. The Arizona Bushcraft Mini Ulu is a very compact and highly utilitarian blade. From cutting leather to scraping hides and raw plant matter for making cordage it has proven to be very useful in the field. This blade is also useful while in the kitchen or while preparing food at camp. The design is meant to also be held like a discoid blade making gutting and skinning a breeze.
The Arizona Bushcraft Mini Ulu is a neck knife designed to be worn around the neck for everyday carry. It is also small enough to fit as an extra blade in just about any kit imaginable. By hafting the blade to a stick this can give you two options. The first is a small chopping tool useful for plants other small tasks. Second is a vertical handle allowing the blade to be used as a round knife or even a scraping tool for a myriad of uses. Don’t let its small size and round shape fool you, this is one useful tool to have on hand.
The main idea behind the AZ Bushcraft Ulu is to be used as a discoid blade. This is the very first of the cutting tools and was used by primitive man hundreds of thousands or possibly even millions of years ago. This was, to them, their main tool. It was like a multi-tool or a utility blade that could be made on the spot when needed. From one core, you could get hundreds of razor sharp blades that could be used to process deer, elk, and even mammoths. This is the main idea behind the use and design of the AZ Bushcraft Ulu. Holding it in your hand, much like a stone flake brings the full utility of this blade to life. Even though the blade looks like an ulu, it is only an ulu in looks. Form and function, it is so much more. I have personally used this blade to make fireboards, cut and prepare spindles for friction fires, prepped wild edible plants, as well as harvesting bark and other materials for use in the field.
1095 high carbon steel
1/8 in thick
2 3/8 inches diameter
Black oxide finish
Kydex sheath with ball chain
Not a handmade item. However, the Arizona Bushcraft Mini Ulu is completely hand finished by sanding the sheath edges and applying the razor sharp edge before shipping. Blades are also fitted to their sheaths and adjusted for proper fit. This does take a little time to do, so please be patient as I do get high order volumes from time to time.
Great little neck ulu.
2 days ago by texas591
Very, very, very nice item! Compact, sharp and strong! Thank you so much!
Apr 28, 2018 by Roman Dinger
Top Quality knife, very sharp!
Mar 23, 2018 by Ulli Bernhard
Received early. Awesome blade. Thank you.
Mar 2, 2018 by Andy
This a gift for my son-in-law. He drives a Harley and he loves it and said it will come in handy for many things. Thank you.