ULU (pron OO loo) – Multi-purpose knife used by Inuit women.
My mom had a knife similar to this that she used to chop cabbage for cole slaw. Not being a fan of cole slaw, I never had a hankering for one myself.
Funny thing, I have been googling “cabbage + [various cutting words]” and, while I’m finding lots of gadgets from simple to industrial, I’m not turning up anything like what I remember her using.
The closest I found was under “pastry cutter” and that, golly gee whiz, looks a whole heckuva lot like an ulu. LOL
The cool part … okay, two cool parts … it’s recommended for people with WEAK HANDS (Like me, ooh ooh, pick me!) AND I just so happen to have loved ones of the employed variety LIVING IN ALASKA. Ha!
I think I’d like one with a pretty wooden handle that would feel good in my delicate princess hand, a cutting board with a storage slot and a scoop out place, which I swear has got to make cutting fruit and veg easier, like maybe deters those baby carrots from rocketing off? and also one of those ulu sharpeners like I saw at Amazon, cuz (You Listening, Loved One?!) you know how anal I am about keeping my blades sharp.
P.S., If you already got my Christmas presie, my birthday is in May … right before Mother’s Day. :o)