Icelander Palli Kristjánsson is carrying on a tradition. Using natural materials that were available in the Viking Age, he brings them into today’s modern times in a new and highly artistic way. With his unique approach to knife making he creates decorated knives that evoke the feral surroundings of his native land and the Viking Age of his forefathers.
As a pioneer, Palli is creating a knife making tradition in Iceland. his work is popular among collectors all over the world that seek out his highly distinctive creations. Traditional Icelandic material is used to create beautifully carved knifehandles – material like birch, rowan, whale teeth, horse hooves, reindeer antlers, sheep horns and even lignite can be found in this knifehandles. The sheaths he fashions for the knives are no less evocative. Using cow, seal and fish leather, Kristjánsson creates a fitting sheath. Often the sheaths, like the handles are intricately patterned with Viking symbols and carvings.
His handmade knives are ideal for collectors as well as for use for hunting or fishing. The knives are also a perfect companion for all sorts of outdoor activity.