If you're accustomed to looking at carving tools with highly polished walnut handles, these probably don't look like much to you. These are utilitarian carving tools, and the makers concentrated on the design and the cutting edge.
From this carver's standpoint, that's all that really matters. The other thing you don't see here is the frightening price tag...
The straight-bladed knife at the top is Swedish-made and comes with it's own case. The case isn't much, but it will protect the blade and your fingers. The laminated high-carbon steel in the knife, on the other hand, is outstanding, and takes and holds an edge as well as any blades in our shop. The wooden handle is comfortable and allows plenty of torque, and the 2" blade is just long enough to do the job without cutting the hand holding the piece (a major concern with longer blades). It's just an all-around good design and it has become a shop favorite.
Both the gouge and knife are included with our Expanded Knife Set in an Aromatic Red Cedar box.