Carving tools come in all styles, shapes and forms. You can get it all with interchangeable carving tools. Start with a handle and add the tools you like as you go. They are great for travel and can save some money. Carving tools that you may not use that often are great to buy as interchangeable because the cost is less than buying each individual carving tool. In the same token, if you do tons of knife work and don't like sharpening, simply buy a handle and carving blades. Once the blade is worn down, change it out to a new one and keep carving without the hassle of sharpening and keeping up a knife.