Decoys can be carved with about any knife that will hold an edge. Once you begin, however, it doesn't take long to learn that blades with particular shapes would make the job easier. And it doesn't take much longer than that to learn that some of those knives are VERY expensive. It's not that they aren't worth the money, but it's good to know that there are less costly alternatives that carve every bit as well. This is one of those sets.
This is the handiest tool kit we have yet seen for a serious carver...whether beginner or professional. Made in the USA by Warren Tool Co., it features a walnut handle with a locking chuck, a chuck wrench, seven different knife blades and two gouges...all in a fitted storage case. We use these very same knives ourselves, because they are really too handy to be without. They are razor sharp to begin with, are readily resharpened on a fine stone, and hold an edge exceptionally well.
Isn't it refreshing that this entire kit doesn't cost any more than a single "expert" knife or imported gouge.