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Ulu Factory, Anchorage

(3.7/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
The Alaska Ulu knife has been used for centuries! This versatile tool is great for anything from filleting and skinning to everyday chopping and slicing food items in the kitchen!
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  • If you go to Anchorage, you must visit the Ulu Factory. An Ulu is a tool that can be used for anything from kitchen cutting to skinning a seal. Today, most people just use it for cooking, but it reall...  more »
  • Great little shop. Picked up a couple of "seconds" for the house. Friendly staff! You can watch the Ulu's and cutting boards being made right on site 
  • I have been here several times in my travels to Anchorage, and always bring any newcomers to visit the Ulu factory. This is a nice clean store and also where they make many of the knives sold here. Gr...  more »
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  • We should have realized this was a bust when all of the men were sitting outside on the porch. All nearby parking was paid ($2 or $5, depending on the lot), no blades cut on site, mostly just assembling and laser engraving on the handle. Gift shop had all the same stuff you've seen in other gift shops. If are in Anchorage on a Saturday, skip Ulu and head to the outdoor market just up the hill -- that was much more interesting and well worth the paid parking.
  • Regular gift shop, nothing really special apart from glimpse of workers working on the knives. If you really love and adore the Ulu Knife, you should absolutely visit. Otherwise, you can safely skip this and won't miss much. The other perk of this place is perhaps that the knives are cheaper. Many other touristy place/ gift shops sells this too, and I recall seeing them charging $10 or more at other places, so if you are buying many of these knives, swing by! Probably a 10-15mins unlike what the many tourist book which estimated a 30-45 minute visit. There is a mini centerpiece which showcase artifacts of past ulu knives and how it have evolved over time. Other than the knives, they stock pretty much the same gift shop items as the other shops around town.
  • Really neat place. The staff is super helpful but never annoying. The knives are pretty cool as well, great for herbs and other things.
  • Fun Alaskana store close to downtown.
  • Neat place to go to while here. People are nice and it was neat to see them making knifes. Good prices on them. Cheaper than the ones at walmart in fairbanks.