I carved wood as a kid, made some really neat projects out of wood. Finding this set has been fun. Seeking out wood to use and finding ideas to carve. This is a beginners set, which after several years, I thought to go with just the basics for now. I would suggest trying this set to see if it is something you like to do. Also a great gift idea for those who enjoy crafts. The handles are comfortable to grip and the right size to maintain a sturdy carving mode. Easy to clean up and a plastic case to keep them in. I find them to be of great quality so that is a plus for me.