Are you just starting on your wood carving journey and wondering what sort of tools you need to be getting. One of the first things that you will need to keep in mind is the type of projects that you intend to be working on so that you get the right knives for the job. 

Spoons require that you have a tool to create the initial shape, and another tool to create the hollow parts of the spoon. Beavercraft has one of the best tool sets for beginners, and this is the Beavercraft S03 – Spoon Carving Tool Set for Beginners. 

This set has two basic knives for you to start with, and these are the whittling knife and the hook knife. The whittling knife is what you will use to create the shape of the spoon from the block of wood, whilst the hook knife is what you use to hollow out the spoon.  

Aesthetics

The two knives in the kit both have different dimensions as they serve different purposes. The look on both knives is similar except for the blades.

The whittling knife has a longer blade. Whilst both handles are made of ashwood which is synonymous with being durable and nice to look at, with a light brown color. The blade is made of carbon steel and is a glistening silver. 

Sizes

The whittling knife measures a total length of 185 mm. This includes the handle which is 105mm and the blade which is 80mm. The blade is also 17 mm which gives you more of it to work with, but this can be a disadvantage when you want to get into tight spaces 

The hook knife is 155mm long in total, with a rounding diameter of 25mm, and the handle is 105mm.

Feel

The handles are made of ashwood, and to make sure that they feel smooth in the hand and that you are not a victim of splinters, the wood is treated with linseed oil. The dimensions of the handles make them an easy fit in your hand, giving you better control. 

Durability

Both the handle and the blade are made of very durable material. Ashwood is commonly used for furniture because of its durable nature. Carbon steel also holds its own when pressure is applied to it. As a beginner, you need a knife that can handle any mistakes or unskilled workmanship, and these knives do that for you. 

Price

The price depends on where you buy them from. However, Beavercraft is generally quite affordable, and so the retailer that will sell you yours shouldn’t be too far off the mark. 

Verdict

Beavercraft understands the beauty of getting a knife that you can grow with as a woodcarver and this one, in particular, does just that.

The BeaverCraft S03 – Spoon Carving Tool Set for Beginners is easy to use, affordable, durable, and comes already sharpened. The kit also comes with a leather strop with a polishing compound for you to sharpen it when need be. We recommend this set for anyone starting. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes