I just purchased an ulu knife, how often do I sharpen it?
Only when it gets dull to cut with. Our knife blade is a 420 Stainless Steel heat treated to a 53 Rockwell Hardness. The resulting long lasting sharp edge will stay sharp for years.
Is the ulu sharpened differently than a regular knife?
You only have to sharpen one side of the knife blade. The side that has been ground requires occasional treatment using a knife sharpener or a grinding stone. Most simple sharpening systems will work great.
How do I keep the wood handle from getting dried out?
We recommend mineral oil be applied every couple months to your wood handles. This oil is natural and isn¹t effected by temperature or humidity. You can use it for your cutting bowls. It¹s available at any pharmacy and many grocery stores.
Can the ulu knife be washed in a dishwasher?
It is not recommended as the prolonged contact with water causes the wood to absorb the moisture, swell and crack. Ulus and bowls should always be washed by hand and dried immediately.