Palm carving tools go hand in hand with carving knives and are a basic tool to start your carving adventure with. Palm carving tools are superior for their control with shorter shafts and come in a variety of steel profiles and sizes. Palm tools are great if you have a little arthritis or not a lot of strength in your hands. They allow the palm of your hand to do the work while you fingers guide the tool to the exact place you want to carve.
Use palm carving tools for caricature carving, walking sticks, cottonwood blanks and other items where control and a lot of detail are needed.