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Woodworking tools and handmade knives in Iceland

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There is one place to buy tools in downtown Reykjavik – an old fashioned hardware store that had a bit of everything. Open since 1919, BRYNJA is a mom-and-pop type store that sells everything from scissors, and hinges to “exotic” knives handcrafted by local artisan and Iceland’s only professional knife maker, Palli Kristjánsson. Kristjánsson has a workshop in Álafosskvos, Mosfellsbær, about 15 minutes north of Reykjavik. He uses high quality imported blades such as Damascus steel, and handcrafts handles […]