Slate Ulu Reproduction

Slate Ulu Reproduction


A professional reproduction of a slate ulu as used by the Inuit between 1400 and 1800 AD. The blade is crafted from slate, the handle is spruce, and hide glue is used to bind the two together. Made in Newfoundland by Elfshot Productions. 

An Ulu is an all purpose knife traditionally used by the Inuit. It is utilized in applications as diverse as skinning and cleaning animals, cutting a child's hair, cutting food, and as a weapon.

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Artist Biography:
Tim Rast is a professional archaeologist with a B.Sc in Archaeology and a M.A in Anthropology. Having learned to flintknap while studying in university, Rast began reproducing artifacts in 1997. A perfectionist for details and authenticity, his work can be found in museums, historic sites, and public and private collections all over the world.

Rast’s work recreates ancient artifacts, carefully replicating the workmanship of the originals with the use of ancient style tools. In fact, the reproductions are so incredibly authentic that he is required to sign his initials on each item in order to distinguish it from the original. Elfshot Reproductions is based in St. John’s, NL.