This 12 Set of Carbon Steel Wood Carving Tools by Kincrea is a great deal. I used it straight out to the box to carve some things for my son. These are the easiest to use carving tools I have ever owned. They make it much easier for me get my projects done.
I wasn’t expecting a lot for a 12 piece kit costing less than $14.00 but it exceeded my expectations. The kit came with 12 different chisels, each with a tight fitting protective cap and a decent storage case.
They were sharp enough to use right out of the package, but it would not hurt to do a little more sharpening, especially if you are carving hard wood.
While I used mine on some pine boards, I think that this October I may use it on pumpkins. I think that they will really shine cutting the softer pumpkin skin.
I never was a very good whittler, I have a nice sized scar down my thigh from attempting to carve a boat back in middle school. I had read about carving chains and captive balls in a single piece of wood, but my swiss army knife and my skill level never met at a sucessful level.
I think now that I have better tools and more patience, I may get a whittling book and try again.