The ULU Factory invites you to a truly interesting experience at Alaska’s most unique manufacturing facility. Watch the knives being made, the blade and handle assembled and packaged. A staff member will be happy to take you on a personal tour.
Ride our FREE vintage trolley
from downtown to The ULU Factory.
It runs from 10:00 and to 7:00 pm June, July and August.
Eskimo’s used the ulu for everything from skinning seals to sewing mukluks ( Eskimo boots), and eating muktuk, seal and blubber. Women used the ulu for preparing walrus hides for use in the construction of the traditional umiak (skin boat). The ulu is still used traditionally, especially when the salmon are abundant in the summer. Not only natives, but people around the world rely on the ulu for everyday cutting.