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Knives

Knives

From field and stream to kitchen counter, in a sheath on your hip or as the star of your collection, every Dancing Man knife will be cherished for a lifetime.

Maynard Linder hand-crafts his blades from repurposed high-carbon steel sawblades, carefully keeping the original temper for a lightweight knife to be used for generations. Maynard travels to Nome in the summers to collect caribou antler for handles, and also sources rare walrus and Steller's Sea Cow bone from Native collectors on St. Lawrence Island.

Ulus

Ulus

Traditional curved "ulu" knives are for subsistence Natives and modern urban dwellers alike. The Dancing Man ulus combine light, sharp repurposed saw steel and natural handle materials to bring ancient culture into modern kitchens.

Explore the variety of shapes used around Alaska and the Arctic to find your perfect fit, or try a few.

Sheaths & Displays

Sheaths & Displays

Dave Johnston of Diamond D Leather has carefully designed a line of friction-fit leather sheaths that not only consistently fit the extremely variable Dancing Man knives, but are of such quality that they proudly bear the Dancing Man logo.

Dancing Man ulus are sold with a small antler display stand, but you may find yourself wanting a larger or more unique display for your ulu or knife. We stock walrus vertebrae, Mermaid Bone, oosik, and antler stands in both single and double configurations.

Ulu Cutting Bowls

Ulu Cutting Bowls

We are often asked "When using an ulu, what do you cut on?" While a traditional flat cutting board is certainly compatible, why wouldn't you complement your ulu with a specially designed curved cutting bowl? These sturdy, low profile cutting bowls accelerate dicing and mincing, and the bowl shape traps juices from tomatoes or fruits.

George Overpeck in Homer, Alaska repurposes fallen birch trees to craft these beautiful, utilitarian cutting vessels.

Sharpeners

Sharpeners

Traditional Native ladies happily sharpen their ulus on flat beach rocks. We thought you might like a more modern alternative.

The DMT sharpener line is a very rare exception to our "hand made in Alaska" rule. We make this exception because these phenomenal sharpeners make knife maintenance a breeze with wonderful grits, compact folding designs and water lubrication.