Flexcut has long been known for high-quality carving tools. The blades, made from high-carbon spring steel hardened to Rc55-58, take and hold an edge exceptionally well, and are supplied fully honed and ready for use. Each of these sets includes an assortment of interchangeable blades that friction-fit into quick-change palm-style handles that have been ergonomically designed for comfort in extended use. Made in USA.
The beginner set includes three blades and a 2" palm handle made of ash. As a practice project for beginners, a basswood blank is included for carving a matchstick holder in the shape of a cowboy boot (about 3 1/4" tall when completed). Complete project instructions, as well as general carving techniques and sharpening methods are detailed in the manual and 38-minute companion DVD (English only).
The 11-piece set comes with 10 blades and a 3 1/4" ABS palm handle with a textured soft urethane grip. A suede-texture vinyl tool roll and a 5 1/2" × 3 1/2" carving blank printed with a relief-carving pattern of a leaf design are also included, along with a manual that gives step-by-step project instructions and general carving and sharpening advice.
The 21-piece set, supplied in a fitted wooden box, consists of 16 blades, a 3 1/4" ABS palm handle, a 4 1/2" palm handle made of ash, and a cutting knife (6" overall with an ergonomic ash handle and fixed 1 3/16" blade, hardened to Rc52-54). It also comes with a wooden strop (with multiple profiles to match the included blades) and honing compound, as well as a 90-minute instructional DVD (English only) demonstrating a wide range of carving and sharpening techniques. It even includes a refillable plastic dispenser containing four adhesive bandages, just in case!