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© Þorkell Þorkelsson
© Þorkell Þorkelsson
© Þorkell Þorkelsson
© Þorkell Þorkelsson
© Palli Soffia

Palli Kristjánsson & Soffía Sigurðardóttir

Palli Kristjánsson & Soffía Sigurðardóttir Knife maker
Contact
Icelandic, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Phone:
+354 8996903
© Palli Soffia

Knives born of Icelandic nature

  • • Palli and Soffía have high standards and aim to produce faultless knives
  • • They see themselves as recycling discarded materials
  • • Their pieces are rooted in their Nordic heritage

For Palli, a night dreaming about knives doesn’t result in him waking up in the cold sweat of a nightmare, but rather with a flurry of inspiration that sends him rushing into the studio to create his next masterpiece. Soffía, his partner and former apprentice, works as a tour guide travelling the country, and gathers interesting materials on her trips. Together they produce knives that hark back to the Viking Age. Their workspace is open to the public and they welcome visitors into their special mix of museum, studio and shop. Their rustic studio is full of curiosities: horns, antlers, hoofs and even teeth. These form the handles of their knives. The pair work sensitively with these natural materials and no two knives are ever the same.

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  • © Soffía Alice
  • © Soffía Alice
  • © Thorkell Thorkellsson
Photo: © Soffía Alice
Kitchen knives

Soffía’s kitchen knives come in a wide range of materials and shapes, so customers can create a bespoke knife set. The blades of these paring knives were created from Damascus steel, while the finely balanced handles were fashioned from palm wood, ebony, 8,000-year-old bog oak and kingwood. All three knives were inlaid with whale tooth, sheep horn, horse hoof and reindeer antler.

Length 21 cm
Length 27 cm
Length 29 cm

Palli Kristjánsson & Soffía Sigurðardóttir Knife maker
Photo: © Soffía Alice
Ebony & Ivory

Damascus steel, well known for its durability and razor sharp blades, was the material chosen by Palli for this set of knives. The blades are replicas of Viking Age knives and were decorated with finely etched designs. They were expertly paired with hand carved handles in ebony and ivory.

Length 45 cm
Length 24 cm
Length 16 cm
Length 6 cm

Palli Kristjánsson & Soffía Sigurðardóttir Knife maker
Photo: © Thorkell Thorkellsson
Hunting knife

The finely balanced handle of this hunting knife combines laburnum wood, horse hoof and sheep horn. The drop-point, triple laminated stainless steel blade makes it excel at a wide variety of cutting tasks.

Length 22 cm

Palli Kristjánsson & Soffía Sigurðardóttir Knife maker

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