Your carving knife will most likely be the sharpest knife you ever own. Consequently, even when using caution, you can seriously hurt yourself. Such injuries may also have an negative effect on your confidence and love for the hobby. Therefore, when you purchase your first woodcarving or whittling knife BUY A CARVING GLOVE and a Thumb Guard is a good idea too!
Sell both Kevlar and Steel Mesh carving gloves. Neither are puncture proof and jabbing the tip of the knife into your hand will cause damage! However, both are cut resistant when drawing the knife blade across their surface. Both are good – the Steel Mesh is better.
Thumb & Finger Guards
We also carry leather Thumb and Finer Guards. These are inexpensive and provide excellent protection.