If you are a wood-carver or interested in learning, you will need a good quality carving knife and smaller detail knife. The set of Rick Bütz carving knives shown here are the ones I use.other carving tools...well, you may want/need those in time, but this is a great place to start. Don't mistake these knives for the ones you find at your local arts and crafts chain store: these are much better. I learned this the hard way.
Here's where you can get the Butz Knives - Carving Knife and Detail Knife.