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What IS that thing ???

Postby mikewww » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:08 pm

Not sure where I found this pic. Most of the knives here are well-known to most of us. But what is that thing I have indicated with an arrow ? Never seen it anywhere before. Was it even a Spyderco prototype ? It looks like something for cutting carpets !

I just hope that I have not let a big Spyderco secret out of the bag ! I doubt it, but you just never know. Does anyone know what it is and what happened to it ? I cannot really see it being used for EDC or MBC !

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Postby Michael Cook » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:33 pm

:spyder: Dunno but I love the pic. can ya repost it without the arrow :o :spyder:
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Ulu

Postby Ed Schempp » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:35 pm

That is an Ulu with a retractable blade...Ed

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Postby mikewww » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:46 pm

Ulu ???? Never even heard of it. Could anyone shed more light on this ?

Anything to oblige ! Here is the pic sans ugly arrow.

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Postby smcfalls13 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:49 pm

Ed Schempp wrote:That is an Ulu with a retractable blade...Ed
A what??? :confused:

Could you please explain?
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Postby severedthumbs » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:57 pm

guys google is your friend. http://www.ulu.com/

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Postby smcfalls13 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:00 am

severedthumbs wrote:guys google is your friend. http://www.ulu.com/
Thanks ST, I assumed(first mistake) that Ulu was a model name, not a general name.

Interesting stuff.
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Postby DAYWALKER » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:02 am

Isn't that a modern day version of what eskimos use to skin their foodstuffs? I even recall an Uluchet...oh man, I am now showing my age with that one! :o

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Postby 224477 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:49 am

I know its a little OT here, but the CHIEF looks great, I mean the BIG Native!!!
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Postby mikewww » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:19 am

Now that we know WHAT an ulu is, maybe someone will explain what it is doing surrounded by these great knives. Is Spyderco about to launch this one in Northern Canada ?

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Postby antichristina » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:49 am

The green g10 ulu was a prototype model. And the big cheif is a renegade model from the eighties. Plus a titanium chinesse folder!

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Postby flipe8 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:44 am

I actually have an ulu from up North and they are supposed to be good knives. For some reason, I think they were often carried by women as a utility/food prep tool.

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Postby Michael Cook » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:03 am

:spyder: Alaska tourist traps often sell cheap "ulu" cheese knives with kitchy lettering on the blade :cool: :spyder:
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Postby Tyler! » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:56 am

My family always had an Ulu sitting displayed on the mantle/shelf at the house (AK born & raised), and she dropped it on her leg while dusting once, it got her pretty good, she still has pain on that spot to this day (12+ years). they are mighty cutters, and not exactly ergonomic, ALL blade.

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Postby Joyce Laituri » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:06 am

It was a concept knife of an Ulu style blade developed 5-6 years back and Sal showed it at a couple shows for feedback (including Blade Show I think 1999 or 2000). The picture was taken before we established our "no photo of concept knives policy".

It was designed primarily for the person who cuts boxes and cardboard- think UPS, postal and FedEx employees. Unlike traditional ulus it had a sharp tip. It had approx 2-1/2" of cutting edge on a blade that was only 3/4" long, an interesting premise. Also it was what I liked to call an anti-auto. It manually opened but the blade spring retracted back into the handle when you pushed a button on the backside by the clip. Just my opinion but I think at the time Sal showed it, it was just too far out, too specialized and maybe even too innovative for the knife public. It was, and still is, a great concept! No production plans in the works.

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Postby mikewww » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:29 am

Hi Joyce

Thanks for that explanation. Problem with it i, it does not have the characteristic "hole", but I guess there was another way to deploy it.

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Postby CKE » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:50 pm

Chad, you are showing your age by calling them Eskimos...they like to be called Inuit now :p

Neat, would love to see it in the open postion

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Postby Mr Blonde » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:41 pm

Yes, it's an old pic by the late James Mattis. Who had access to a lot of nice spydies. Nice to see that old burgundy caly proto again, now we have a better one with ZDP! I got to play with the Ulu concept model during my visit and the ergos are quite good actually. The proto was a bit stiff for my 'spydie hole accustomed' fingers, and I'm sure that most ELUs won't think much of this knife. Too bad, I think it would be a nice sheeple friendly knife. No dangerous points or curves and it closely resembles a box cutter.

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Postby Mr Blonde » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:44 pm

CKE wrote:Chad, you are showing your age by calling them Eskimos...they like to be called Inuit now :p

Neat, would love to see it in the open postion

Craig

The Ulu in the pic, is in fact in the open position. Unless you meant you wanted a look at the inside of the knife.

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