While I introduce more chip carving tools and tips to the website, I will also be adding more reviews of knives that are best for this style of wood carving. If you’re unfamiliar with chip carving, I suggest checking out our beginners guide:
Otherwise, let’s jump into the review see if this is the right chip carving set for you.
Best Product Features
- Durable – Extremely sturdy knife, the blades don’t come loose like flexcut knives do. The reason being is that the steel blade runs all the way through the handle which adds durability to the knife. Honestly this is an extremely relieving factor since I’ve had my fair share of run ins with blades that come loose very easily.
- Dense Wood – I noticed how sturdy the wood felt in my hand once I picked it up. I love how it actually feels like the knife can go to town on some wood before I even carve anything. I’m not one for a lightweight handle, typically makes me feel like the knife is frail, so it’s satisfying gripping it in my hand. On that note, I can add that is sits very comfortably in my hand.
- Ideal for Beginners – This knife set specifically I have recommended to plenty of people first starting out whom aren’t sure what to get. The price is reasonable for how durable and long lasting they are. Something you’ll soon find out about wood carving knives is that you get what you pay for.
If you buy a 16 piece knife set for under $40, then don’t expect it to have high carbon steel with a dense wooden handle. That being said, there are good carving knives for a relatively inexpensive price for starts, this Wayne Barton Chip Carving set being one of them.