A chisel is a form of knife that is used to carve or cut hard material such as stone or metal but mostly used for wood. For many people, it is a beautiful hobby that they gladly allow to take up their time. For others, it is a fulfilling profession that generates income for them and their family. People can create life-like wooden models of everyday things and art like this can be sold for large sums of money. 

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Getting into this craft/profession requires a set of chiseling knives. These knives are very important to the success of failure of your wood chiseling journey hence picking the right ones is essential. There are many different options available in the market that are distinguished between their quality as well as quantity. Are more knives a great bargain or is it better to get fewer knives that are of a higher quality? Is a wooden or rubber grip good for people who sweat easily? Which kind of steel is the strongest when it comes to these knives? If you want answers to these questions, then stick around.

During the flight of this article, we shall ransack through 5 sets of chiseling knives to find out their deepest darkest secrets to help you decide whether you should buy it. We shall look at the good and the bad of every product in the hopes of building a comparison between them. Seeing as this is money coming out of your pocket, I am sure you would prefer it to be money well spent. 

So, let me help you chisel out a decision.

Our Top Pick

Our Winner!

On the cheaper side of the equation we have this option. It comes in a wooden brown finish with only 4 pieces of the same chisel knife just in smaller versions. The blades are not very versatile made only for trimming down wood. It is appropriate to say that they were not designed to be very versatile but are designed to do one job well.

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Round Up of Best Wood Carving Chisels

VonHaus 10 pc Premium Chisel Set

VonHaus 10 pc Premium Chisel Set for Woodworking with Honing Guide, Sharpening Stone and Wooden Storage Case

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This is the most expensive product among all the ones listed here. It is priced higher because it is said to be a premium version of what is offered by its competitors and to a large extent this is true.

With their eye-catching bright orange colour this chisel knives boast lovely versatility with 10 different chiselling knives, a honing guide, a sharpening stone, and light and well-designed wooden carry case. The blades are made with heat-treated chrome vanadium steel ensuring durability and sharpness is emphasized.

The rubberised handles on the product ensure that your grip does not get loose owing to your hands getting sweaty as you work. For when you need to dig a little deeper and hit the knives with a hammer, metal strike caps have been added at the top of the knives. This product goes over and beyond to cater for both domestic and professional users.

Pros 

  • Chrome vanadium heated steel for durability and sharpness.
  • Well-designed rubber handle for a secure grip.
  • Multi-purpose chisel knives are included in the set.
  • Good selection of accessories, not short-changing the consumer.
  • Very neat and tidy wooden carry case with a slot for every knife.

Cons 

  • Require sharpening on arrival. 
  • Quite heavy

GREBSTK Professional Wood Chisel Tool Sets

GREBSTK Professional Wood Chisel Tool Sets Sturdy Chrome Vanadium Steel Chisel Beech Handles Woodworking Tools, 4PCS, 1/4-inch,1/2-inch,3/4-inch,1 inch

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On the cheaper side of the equation we have this option. It comes in a wooden brown finish with only 4 pieces of the same chisel knife just in smaller versions. The blades are not very versatile made only for trimming down wood. It is appropriate to say that they were not designed to be very versatile but are designed to do one job well.

The blades are durable and sharp being made from the same chrome vanadium steel as the premium knives are. They come with handles made from beech wood that is admittedly attractive and bear more impact when you are working protecting your hands.

They are also covered in an anti-corrosion finishing oil that will ensure they last longer. This product is cheap because it’s only useful for a few things. However, it is not cheap because of its quality which stands up quite well among the other knives. It would be good for someone who only wants to trim wood and not many other jobs as well.

Pros

  • Made from premium chrome vanadium steel ensuring they are durable
  • Handles have anti-corrosion oil finish to ensure that wear & tear is down to a minimal
  • Packaged very well for someone to receive as a gift.
  • Comes with a plastic black edge over tips to protect the edges
  • Very affordable in comparison to the other options.

Cons 

  • Not very versatile, can only trim wood.
  • Do not come with any added accessories.

Alikeke 8 Piece Set Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Carving Tools

Alikeke 8 Piece Set Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Carving Tools

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These are the mid-entry chisel knives among the group. Coming as a set of 8, the blades are made from durable Manganese steel that does not easily rust. They have a wooden handle that has lines carved in for added grip although the wood is not very high quality. The handles do have chrome-plated ferrules that increase its durability when being hammered into wood.

These knives are mildly priced and try to compete with the premium sets in terms of providing everything you will need. It will get the job done although the materials used are not premium. They are good for entry-level wood carpenters or people who do not have the money to improve but I would not recommend them as a long-term solution.

Pros

  • The blades are made from durable Manganese steel.
  • Blades come honed, buffed, and ready to use.
  • Chrome-plated ferrules provide added durability to handle.
  • Multiple tools for chiseling.
  • Handles offer stability and control

Cons 

  • This product does not come with any extra accessories
  • The product does not come with a carry case

VonHaus 8 pc Craftsman Woodworking Wood Chisel Set

VonHaus 8 pc Craftsman Woodworking Wood Chisel Set

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This is a very nice option that is marginally cheaper than the most expensive premium set available on this list. So, if your budget just barely doesn’t allow for you to get the best option on this list then I would advise getting this one.

It has everything that the first option does except for the fact that it has 2 fewer pieces and is also cheaper. It comes with the same heat-treated chrome vanadium steel blades. It also comes with a well-designed, light, and rubberised grip.

The matt black and orange color finish is well applied and gives life to the tools. They also come with all the accessories you would need including a honing guide, sharpening stone, and a blow-molded carry case which deserves a thumbs up. These knives are suitable for professionals and domestic use.

Pros 

  • Chrome vanadium steel providing durability.
  • Includes necessary accessories and blow-molded carry case for extra strength and style.
  • Has a rubberised grip to ensure that you can still work even if your hands begin to sweat.
  • Cheap and effective alternative to more expensive options.
  • Narrow side bevels allow for more effective sharpening.

Cons 

  • Has fewer knives than premium option 1.
  • Requires sharpening before initial use.

MARKETTY Professional Wood Carving Chisel Set

MARKETTY Professional Wood Carving Chisel Set

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This set of chisel knives is marketed to be for beginners and looking at its price I think it’s a fair option for those only looking to start out. The set comes with 12 knives in it that are already sharpened, honed and ready for immediate use.

The blades are made of carbon steel that has been hardened and although it is not chrome vanadium it will likely be durable and last you considerable time. It comes with a wooden handle that is light brown in color and has a steel ring around it for added grip. This option is not anything special but will do the job of allowing you to learn this craft and decide whether it is for you or not. 

Pros 

  • Comes with 12 knives which allow for variety and is commendable at this price.
  • High-quality carbon steel.
  • Comes with a carrying case.
  • Handles have steel rings for added grip.
  • Comes honed, sharpened, and ready to use.

Cons 

  • No added accessories.
  • Blades are not heat pressed so may not stay sharp for long.

Buyer’s Guide

To sum it up these knives mainly depend on what you are looking for but if you can afford it, I would recommend the GREBSTK Professional Wood Chisel Tool Set. It is the second most expensive product on the list, and I recommend it because I can really see no difference between it and it’s the more expensive counterpart. They both have all the same features except for a difference of 2 knives. 

Therefore, I feel as though getting this option will save you money and you will not really feel the difference between them as they are both premium chisel sets. 

If you are a beginner and only getting into this craft, then I would recommend the MARKETTY Professional Wood Carving Chisel Set which is of a lower quality making it affordable. It comes with more pieces allowing you to truly experience wood chiseling as you like and decide if it is for you or not.

David D. Hughes