If you’re thinking about getting into wood cutting, we have some good news for you. You don’t need to invest in an expensive set of handmade wood carving knives to get started. All you need is a solid knife or two to get started. We researched some of the best-selling and top-rated products to help you find the right one for you. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the top features to look for.
Pieces: We found a really nice mix of options when it comes to the number of pieces you’re getting. Some of our picks are just one really awesome knife. Others are sets of anywhere from 3 to 12 different knives.
Handle Material: All of these knives have wooden handles. Most have them have been shaped to fit the ergonomics of your hand to prevent pain and fatigue. Some are even treated with finishing oils to create a nice grip.
Case: Some of our picks come with a carrying case, some don’t. While it’s nice to have a carrying case, we only really think it’s essential if you have a large set with a lot of pieces to keep together.
Carbon Steel Blades: Carbon steel is really strong and durable. Plus, it can be sharpened to a razor sharp edge and keeps it for a long time. There are other materials that are pretty good, but carbon steel is the best.
Blade Length: Blade lengths actually vary quite a bit. They typically range between 1 ¼ and 2 ½ inches. Some of the sets have knives that have blades that are all the same length while other vary.
Guarantee: Some of these products come with a money back guarantee. Check the fine print for the item you choose to be sure. If not, don’t worry. Some of them come with some pretty decent warranties.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s get into our best wood carving knives review. Here’s how it works. We put out top and budget picks first. That way, you can get a good idea about the range of items available even if you’re in a hurry. Stick around if you can, though, there are some really great products here and they all have a lot to offer. Okay, are you ready? Let’s get right to it.