This category offers both beginner-friendly and professional wood carving knives for shaping and processing wood. The sloyd, bench, and whittling knives each serve specific purposes, but all of them are suitable also for begginers in whittling and wood carving.
The act of whittling involves removing small pieces of wood with a sharp knife to form a desired shape. To start carving, hold the piece of wood with your non-dominant hand and carefully slice away the material using the knife. There are three techniques for using a knife - pulling, pushing, and cutting. Begin by making rough cuts to remove larger chunks of wood, then progress to finer details that require specialized tools such as detailing knives, chisels, geometric knives, or gouges.