Sunday, March 08, 2009

Carving basics: Bütz two-knife woodcarving set

Rick Butz two-knife woodcarving set

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.

Rick Bütz wrote the book on wood carving. No, really...he DID write the book called How to Carve Wood. He also wrote a great book on How to Sharpen Carving Tools. Both are excellent.

The two knives shown are a standard carving knife (bottom) for most roughing out and carving and a detail knife (top) for doing fine cuts. Together, they should be the only knives you'll ever need. Now...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.

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