Need a unique closing gift for your most important clients? Our Ulu Elite® Knife and Ulu-Mate™ Bowl Boards combine for a client gift that won’t be forgotten. These quality kitchen tools are a great way to strengthen relationships with important customers.
Keep reading to learn the history behind the ulu knife, watch a video demonstration on how it’s used and to learn where to buy this amazing product.
What is an Ulu Knife?
Ulu knives were originally used as multi-purpose tools by native Alaskans who were part of the Inuit culture. Traditionally used by women, these rocking knives featured a handle made from a caribou antler, muskox horn or walrus ivory. While the cutting surface was created using slate or shale as metal smelting was not available. Designed for common domestic tasks such a food preparation and skinning, this unique knife has since evolved for use in modern society.
Today, the ulu knife has been improved with contemporary materials for use in the kitchen. As these knives are so versatile, our Ulu Elite® knife is able to replace other popular options such as paring and Chef’s knives.
A revolutionary kitchen tool, this cutlery is finely crafted with a curved, heat tempered blade and comfortable handle. It can be used to chop nuts and herbs as well as vegetables and meats, all with comfort and ease. You’ll love how much it increases efficiency when cutting. While the mirror finish on the blade allows for clean cuts and prevents food from sticking.
These knives work best when paired with our Ulu-Mate™ bowl boards. A twist on a traditional flat cutting board, bowl boards are meticulously handcrafted to complement the curvature of the ulu. They also provide a handy spot for storing your knife when it’s not in use.
Why Choose the Ulu Elite®
yIt's no surprise that our latest and greatest knife — the Ulu Elite™ — was inspired a customer we met at a trade show. We're always listening to our customers about how to improve our ever-growing product lineup.
Our Ulu Elite™ boasts a stunning curved blade and comfortable handle that allow you to tackle many of the jobs paring and chef knives do — just much easier.
It's made for quickly rock-chopping and rock-slicing veggies, meat, nuts, herbs, pizza and more. Since force is applied down on the knife, rather than beside it, the Ulu offers no wasted energy and amazing comfort, even for long cutting sessions (perfect for your weekly meal prep!).
The rugged, full-tang blade features a phenolic resin-infused acacia handle, so it won't become damaged by water. We also designed it to be mirror-polished to the very tips, so food won’t stick and your cuts will be clean.
To customize this client gift with a message or to reflect your brand, we also offer personalization of this product.
How to Use an Ulu Knife
While it’s doubtful you’ll use the ulu knife to skin animals, build igloos or cut hair, this product is still a highly valuable tool for anyone who’s serious about cooking. This client gift is perfect for foodies, chefs, and even untrained cooks. It also a great tool for hunters.
To help you learn the proper way to use an ulu knife, we’ve provided a short video to illustrate this tool in action.
Once you get comfortable using this extraordinary new tool, it can be used for:
Why the Ulu Makes a Great Closing Gift
So what makes the Ulu Elite® the best closing gift ever? First, you can almost guarantee your clients — and their friends — don't already have one, making it a conversation-starter that will always end in the amazing service they received from you.
The knife is also engraved along the blade with your name and short business info, so they'll never forget who gave them such a one-of-a-kind and useful gift, or how to contact you again.
For the best experience, pair the Ulu Elite™ with our Ulu-Mate™ Bowl Boards, which are handmade from smoothed Plantation Hardwood and crafted to complement the curvature of the Ulu's blade. Because of the bowl shape, food stays contained while chopping. The back of the board also features a unique slit for holding and displaying the knife when not in use.
There are other advantages to gifting an ulu knife with a bowl board. The flat side of the board also makes an elegant serving board for entertaining. I love using mine as a charcuterie board as the knife is so readily available for use, if needed.
Cleaning and Care
An important tip to remember when caring for your Ulu knife is to never put it in the dishwasher. Due to its construction, you should always wash this rocking knife by hand and clean it after each use. You’ll also want to take precautions when cleaning as the blade on these knives is exceptionally sharp.
As our acacia wood handles are infused with water-resistant phenolic resin, there’s no need to oil the handles to maintain their natural beauty.
Where to Buy
The stunning line of Ulu Elite® products, including knives and bowl boards, can be purchased from LifeLong Gifts.
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