Straight wood carving knives have no curve and are used for V cuts, beveling corners, flattening stock, roughing convex shapes and making detail cuts.
These Straight knives are amazing wood carving tools and come in many shapes and sizes. Some are single edged with generally two bevels, and others are double edged with a single bevel.
The single edged, double beveled wood carving knives are generally for V cuts, following lines and marking details while the double edged single beveled wood carving knives are more for flattening, whittling in either direction to easily follow the grain and removing stock. They are both great for Scandinavian plain carving, blocking out shapes and leave a wonderfully smooth surface finish.