The Deluxe knife set by Flexcut features a total of eighteen wood carving knives, with knife styles ranging from a skew knife to a mini detail knife. This set is designed for woodcarvers of all skill levels, but it’s a better choice for the new woodcarver in search of an affordable knife set that contains all of the basic wood carving knives that are commonly used for this fun and exciting hobby.
Our Verdict: This extensive wood carving knife set consists of high-quality knives that the skilled woodcarver can appreciate. This well-rounded set is also a good choice for the beginner in search of an affordable set that includes all of the essential wood carving knives that they will find themselves regularly relying on for a wide range of projects. We would recommend these knives to anyone interested in upgrading their wood carving tools or for the newbie in need of a reliable, tough set of knives that they can use for a variety of projects.
Read on to learn more about these top of the line knives and the different styles of wood carving knives included in this set.
Overview and Features
This set includes eighteen of the most commonly used wood carving knives, designed for both detailed and rough work. The knives themselves have a reputation for holding an edge for a longer period of time, so they won’t need to be sharpened as often as low-quality wood carving knives. Aside from being low-maintenance, the sharp blades allow for precise cuts and fine detail.
Below we’ll detail each knife in the set, what they’re designed for, and what to expect in terms of cutting quality.
This knife is commonly used for tight vertical cuts. The blade length comes in at twenty-seven millimeters, with a handle length of one hundred and fifteen millimeters.
This is the knife woodcarvers find themselves using the most. It’s also a great choice for wood carving for beginners, thanks to the thicker blade and the rounded tip, which adds to the knife’s durability. The length of the blade measures in at thirty-eight millimeters, with the handle at one hundred and twenty millimeters.
Like the name of the knife implies, this model is perfect for very fine, detailed work. The knife has a finer point compared to the skew knife and is perfect for making narrow cuts. The blade measures in at thirty-eight millimeters with a handle length of one hundred and twenty millimeters.
The roughing knife is built tough, designed for thicker wood and equipped with a two-inch blade with a rounded point. the length of the blade is just fifty-one millimeters, with a handle size coming in at one hundred and twenty millimeters.
The chip carving knife is designed for tough triangular shaped cuts. It comes equipped with a shorter blade that makes it easier to make more complex, detailed cuts. The handle measures in at one hundred and twenty millimeters, with a shorter thirty-three millimeter blade.
The curved 1 5/8 inch blade on the pelican knife is designed for cleaner cuts. With a design that’s similar to that of the skew knife, the pelican knife features a much narrower point designed for tighter turns and more detailed work. Additionally, it’s said to be much more durable than a skew knife and is designed to hold a nice sharp edge for longer, ensuring clean cuts each and every time. The blade length comes in at forty-two millimeters, with a handle length of one hundred and twenty millimeters.
This knife features a design that’s similar to a wood carving gouge. It’s designed for hollow work and is perfect for larger projects. The blade is an impressive thirty-three-millimeters long with a handle that measures in at one hundred and twenty millimeters.
This knife has a curved blade and is designed for hollow work. It’s the exact same knife as the right-handed hook, but it’s designed for left-handed carvers.
This knife is the exact same style of carving knife as the standard pelican knife, except it features an ultra-thin blade that measures in at 7/8 of an inch.
This little knife has a thin blade that measures in at 5/8 of an inch. It’s designed for making delicate cuts and chipping. The blade is just thirty-three millimeters in length with a handle that comes in at one hundred and ten millimeters.
This knife features a very small blade that’s just ¾ of an inch thick and it’s designed to make very fine cuts. The blade is only twenty millimeters in length, however, the handle comes in at one hundred and ten millimeters and is very easy to grip.
Other Knives in this Set
- Detailed skew
- Upsweep knife
- Hooked skew knife
- Mini skew knife
- Skewed detail knife
- Radius knife
- Hooked push knife
Are these Knives a Good Choice for Beginners?
Yes. This set features all of the basic knives both beginners and skilled wood carvers will use often for both rough and fine detailed work.
Are The Handles Comfortable?
No. Like most sets of wood carving knives, the knife handles are made out of solid wood. Most wood carvers recommend wrapping knife handles with tape for improved comfort and grip.
Do These Knives Need to Be Sharpened?
These knives are razor sharp right out of the box. However, despite the fact that they have a reputation for holding an edge longer than other knife sets, such as the Two Cherries 515-3441 11-piece Carving Tools, the knives will still need to be sharpened regularly if you work with hardwoods.
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- Carbon steel blades
- Holds edge for a longer period of time
- Perfect for beginners
- Comes with all of the most commonly used wood carving knives
- Reasonably priced
- Handles are uncomfortable
Conclusion and Rating
The Flexcut Deluxe wood carving knife set is made out of top of the line carbon steel, designed to hold an edge for a longer period of time, compared to competing knife sets. This very versatile set consists of the most commonly used knives that the woodcarver of every skill level will find themselves relying on the most. Well-built, easy to maintain, and equipped with razor-sharp blades, we gave this set a rating of five out of five stars.