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Hans Karlsson Klensmide AB

Swedish company Hans Karlsson Klensmide AB are makers of exceptional hand tools, renowned across the world. Woodworkers appreciate and value their work; exceptionally well-designed, the attention to detail, the focus on the very best steel for edge retention, made to the highest specification. 

Because they use the very best raw materials and take the time to make sure each tool is finished to the highest standard, their tools have the potential to last a lifetime. Despite an initial higher cost, in difficult economic times, choosing a Hans Karlsson tool makes perfectly logical sense.

As a small family business, their production capacity is limited but quality is never comprised to increase output. This makes their tools some of the most desired in the world.

In the Hans Karlsson workshop in Motala, Sweden, which used to be a butcher’s factory, there is now a forge with two hearths, a wood shop for handle making and a fully equipped machine shop. There also a “fitting room” where most of the companies 800 tools can be seen and tested.

At WOODSMITH we share the belief with the Karlsson’s that tools should not only perform exceptionally well over many years but they should be a joy to use and own.

Because of the very handmade nature of these tools and the restricted production capacity, supply is limited, we receive a Hans Karlsson delivery only every 9-12 months, there are times when everything Hans Karlsson is out of stock. We would order more if we could!  

The best thing you can do to get your hands on something special from Hans Karlsson is to sign-up for an email alert from a product page, that way, as soon as we receive stock you will be one of the first to know. 
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