Soffía is born in Reykjavik but spent a lot of time traveling to different places with her parents when she was young. Studied Fine Art in Rockford College (now University of Rockford, Illinois), living in the US for several years. Always been very interested in cooking, visiting different restaurants wherever she went to see how they cooked and developing a love for good knives.

Married to Palli the Knifemaker (www.knifemaker.is ), sharing a workshop and generating a constant stream of new ideas through their working together in the artists’ village of Álafoss, a 15 minute ride from the centre of Reykjavik.

As a tour guide for over 20 years, she gains a lot of her inspiration from Icelandic nature, endless walks with Sámur, her dog, giving her ideas for new creations.

Soffía started making Kitchen knives as a hobby but has now made this a full time career, specializing in high quality, Damascus steel kitchen knives, which will last a lifetime when properly cared for. Each blade is fittingly named after one of the Norse gods: Þór (Thor), Óðinn (Odin), Freyja, , Sif, Ullr, Kvasir Andhrímni, the cook of the gods. These professional Japanese style knives with their handmade handles represent the ultimate kitchen tools with designs inspired by the wild, raw beauty of the Icelandic nature.

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