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Old 05-12-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Moose Antler Carvings?
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Old 05-12-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Pictures and stuff you find is about the extent of it. You can pick up T-shirts and stuff that says Alaska on Venus the way the internet works now a days. I would advise getting a nice camera that you are familiar with prior to traveling, as the pictures will make a nice scrap book. Also since you dont like fish I'm assuming you've never had fresh Salmon, Halibut, or Yellow Eye. I will admit that most fish are an acquired taste, like coffee, but fresh Halibut and deep fried with lemon butter or beer batter is arguably the best tasting thing ever. I encourage you to give it a try, and if you like it, maybe spend a few hours fishing a few and/or shipping some home. Oh yeah, dont mess with fish and game.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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The Native Heritage Center in Anchorage has walrus ivory pieces for sale. There's also a book about the carvers called Eskimo Carvers of the Bering Sea Walrus Carvings by Alaska's Finest. The author is trader Dale ( Dale Kessler). I think it cost between $20-$25.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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go to Nome and buy your native ivory from there :P

thats what i do
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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Don't forget to go up to Skinny Dick's for a hoodie!
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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I wanted to hunt down some whale oil when I was up there but I didn't have time, nor was I near a whaling community...but I bet you could find some whale bone carvings, they're quite nice, maybe some handmade fur items...
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Ulu knives any good? I never heard of them previously, but they keep popping up as I wander around the Alaska part of the internet.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Ulu knives any good? I never heard of them previously, but they keep popping up as I wander around the Alaska part of the internet.
Just avoid the cheap, imported knock offs certain corporate owned tourist oriented businesses deal in...
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Have to agree with Arctichomesteader... avoid the crappy ulu knives at tourist places. A real/proper ulu knife is a wondrous thing, feels so natural it's just like your hand magically got sharp and you're not really holding a knife at all.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Houston,Tx
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If I was just visiting here I would definitly pick up a pair of moose turd earrings or a moose turd ring!Theres also alot of native artwork thats really nice.I also really like the garved moose antlers,there beautiful.
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