If you are the type of person who enjoys working with your hands, especially woodworking, this is a great time to take a few minutes to read what we have to offer.
There are many ways to engage in woodworking and one of them is by using wood carving and chipping knives.
There are many styles and variations of sets and we will review a few and help you decide which type would best suit you.
Flexcut KN115 Carving Knives, Chip Carving Set Review
This set includes a skew knife, chip carving knife, and mini chip carving knife. The blades are razor sharp when they arrive and ready to use right out of the package.
Another excellent quality of the Flexcut Knife set is that they are made in the USA!
You will have no issue creating intricate geometric or freestyle designs as this is what the Flexcut knives are specifically designed to do.
This set is great for beginners due to the lower price and upfront cost. If there is no issue about spending a little more, then you may want to look at other carving sets.
Set of Wayne Barton Chip Carving Knives Review
Wayne Barton handles are made from a laminated hardwood handle and you can expect the same quality from this set as you would from other Wayne Barton Products. With gentle care, the Wayne Barton Chip Carving knives will last a lifetime.
Each knife is enclosed in its own plastic case for ultimate protection and safety from an accidental cut.
Made in the USA, the Wayne Barton knives are great quality for any wood craftsman. The knives are also beveled on both sides so they can be used by right or left-handed carvers.
One downfall to this set of Wayne Barton Chip Carving knives is that they do not come sharp so you will need to sharpen them before using. If you are expecting to carve out of the box then look past this set of knives.
Two Cherries 515-3310 Chip Carving Knives – 10 Piece Set
Two Cherries is a reputable company that produces many tools from their factory located in Germany. If you are looking for USA-made products, this is not the set for you.
Two Cherries features comfortable ergonomic wooden handles.
Some people say these work great on soft woods but are only adequate for harder woods so you may want to keep this in mind for the types of wood you are looking to carve.
Two Cherries ships their knives with sharpened blades but they could be sharper. We would recommend you look at the knives to determine if you need to sharpen them before using. If you are not skilled in sharpening knives, we would not recommend this product to you.
The initial cost of the product may seem high, but after all, you are getting 10 knives in one set. This may be economical for you in the long run. If you are looking for a cheaper option, then you will want to refer to some of our smaller knife sets.
BeaverCraft Fine Chip Carving Knife
This knife is perfect for delicate and precision wood cutting, whittling, and green woodworking.
The knife features a carbon steel blade with a properly hardened firmness for any type of cutting with a sharpened blade for use right out of the box.
A comfortable ergonomic wooden handle comes with this knife. The handle is made out of oak and processed with natural linseed oil. With this comfortable handle, you will not feel fatigued after use.
There is a wealth of information that is provided with this knife. It includes “5 Easy Steps to Sharpen a Hook Knife”, “How to Prevent Knives From Rust”, and “How to Sharpen the Wood Carving Knife” in the form of eBooks.
The total length of the knife is approximately 6.3 inches. This and the fine tipped blade make it easy to work in tight spots and do delicate carving.
Chip Carving Knives Buying Guide – How to find the best chip carving knives for your needs.
Tool Readiness: Do you want a tool that is sharp right out of the box or do you want to spend time sharpening the knife before its first use? If you are inexperienced about sharpening knives, you will want to make sure your knife comes sharpened.
Warranty: Does the knife you are looking to purchase offer a warranty? If so, what type of warranty is with the knife and what does it cover?
Origin of Manufacture: If you want a knife made in the USA you will have to pay attention to where the knife is manufactured. Two Cherries is made in Germany but two other reviews we did above have knives that were made in the USA. Quality products can come from many countries and not just the USA.
Knife Count: There is a variety of knife counts out there on the market, from single knives to large 10-piece sets; you will have to decide what you want to purchase and how much you want to spend initially. Usually, the more knives, the more expensive the upfront cost is going to be.