Whether you take hours carving intricate spooky scenes into your Halloween pumpkin or go for the classic, toothless jack-o-lantern look, there are two factors that will almost totally determine the success of your artwork: First, you must have the right tools; and second, you must have the right tools.
Luckily for carving enthusiasts, Warren Cutlery Company, in Rhinebeck, offers a locally manufactured alternative to the mass-market, plastic orange carving tools that will flood grocery store shelves in waves come September. Featuring a black walnut handle, Warren’s Pro-Pumpkin Carving Kit ($20.99) includes three narrow and three wide mini-saw blade attachments that will accommodate almost any skill level or carving design challenge. The professional-grade kit also includes a wrench tool to switch blades safely and with ease. It’s available online and at the store in Rhinebeck. warrencutlery.com