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Thanks for all the replies. I accept that it's normally a knife used for food preparation, and skinning hides, neither of which were activities my father did to any great extent. All his hand tools were old-school woodworkers' tools from the 1930's to 1970's. He considered metal planes and steel-handled hammers to be modern, let alone plastic-handled chisels.
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I may be wrong, but I think that was used for chopping straw or similar materials.

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I may be wrong, but I think that was used for chopping straw or similar materials.

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I have one from my grandmother - to my mom, then to me. It must be 90 years old
and I use it to chop food and other food prep. I still use it ever now and then for small amounts of food prep etc. In the north country they use it for cleaning skins or
cutting whale bluber. Still have a boal that fits the curvature.
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Looks like a garden spade for short people ( midgets ) LOL
Now that you know what it is what are you going to do with it.

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Did he ever do any hunting or trapping? Ulu's are good for skinning the animal, and for fleshing the hide before tanning.
That's what I used for fleshing the rabbit skins - my food chopper - dual purpose.
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they were used to skin animals,cut meat and lots of other cutting jobs
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This is the area where I live, so I think we can safely rule the whales out of our enquiries...thanks for all the info.

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yep, add one turned wooden bowl and you have a cordless food processor. ideal for chopping cabbage, salad fixin"s, taco meat, etc
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yep, add one turned wooden bowl and you have a cordless food processor. ideal for chopping cabbage, salad fixin"s, taco meat, etc
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