These chisels are unusable out of the package. They are poorly (and, in the case of the V gouges, unevenly) ground, and require a good deal of reshaping before they are ready for anything even resembling a functional edge. The steel seems to be of reasonable quality, and the handles are comfortable, but be prepared to invest hours setting these tools up. Unsuitable for a beginning carver, or as a gift
I am generally pleased with the 12 Piece Chisel Set, purchased as a “beginners set” since I am new to hand carving but a long-time woodworker.
I placed my order by phone and the fellow that took my order answered all my questions with courtesy and knowledge.
The chisels are accurately depicted on the WB website and catalog, arriving as expected but each tool needs sharpening. I have sharpened 6 of the chisels and found them to be good in initial trials. I like the compact size for palming and they are still suitable for the Narex 14 oz. Joiner’s Mallet I ordered at the same time. Some of the “V” tools are not exactly square but after sharpening can be used as designed by paying attention to the offset.
I will post an update after more shop time with these chisels.