DISCOVER THE ESSENCE OF ICELAND
EXQUISITE HANDCRAFTED KITCHEN KNIVES
MADE WITH ICELANDIC MATERIALS
ABOUT THE ARTISAN KNIFEMAKER
The knifemaker has honed the craft for over 30 years. These handcrafted kitchen knives stand out due to their exclusive use of sustainable materials. Salvaging elements from nature that might otherwise be discarded, the artisan breathes new life into them. Materials such as birch, rowan, horse hooves, reindeer antlers, sheep horns, and whale teeth are combined with top-tier blades, ensuring each knife is distinct and unparalleled in its design.
As a result every knife is one-of-a-kind.
REPURPOSING ICELANDIC MATERIALS
Recycling and waste minimisation is very important to us, using sustainable and discarded material is an indispensable part of our work. seeking out slaughterhouses willing to repurpose disposable material as part of knifehandles we encourage micro-sustainable solutions for abattoirs. Instead of having the remains of the animals disposed of in landfills, the horse hooves, sheep horns and various animals bones are transformed into beautiful knifehandles.
ICELANDIC ARTISAN AT WORK
Traditional materials are used to create beautifully carved Icelandic knives – material like birch, rowan, whale teeth, horse hooves, reindeer antlers, sheep horns and even lignite can be found in the Knifemaker handles. The knife blades are either hand-made copies of Iron Age or Viking Age designs, with some blades decorated with finely etched designs. They are made out of Damascus steel or stainless steel from Denmark, Germany or Sweden.
CUSTOM MADE FOR LIFETIME USE
Interested in a unique design or specific material? The workshop offers custom made knife creation tailored to individual specifications. Browse the collection of previously crafted knives for inspiration on custom designs. It's important to note that each knife is distinct, ensuring no two knives are identical.
We welcome all walk-ins at our atelier in Álafosskvos
Only 15 minutes drive from downtown Reykjavík.
Please call ahead: +354-895 7654