It’s nearly Halloween, and you know what that means: the ritualistic carving of ceremonial gourds. To help us celebrate the ancient Pagan tradition of giving tiny Darth Vader a fun-size Snickers I thought it would be fun to check out the two pumpkin carving kits we offer on the site.

First up we’ve got the Pro Pumpkin Carving set from Warren Cutlery. Don’t let the name scare you off, this set is perfect for amateurs too. It’s got a really nice wooden handled carving tool and includes six saw blades; three heavy duty and three finer ones. Also included is the lock-jaw wrench for swapping out the blades. This is a terrific kit that’s going to make carving a breeze, you’re going to be really happy you have those finer blades.

Next we have the Messermeister Pumpkin Meister Carving Kit. This kit only has the one size saw blade, but makes up for it by including two distinctly different tools. There’s a scraper to help you clean the guts out of your gourd, and an etching tool for those of you bold enough to get intricate with your designs. All three have large, soft-grip textured handles for really safe handling, and as an added bonus are dishwasher safe.

Whether you’re doing a basic Jack-O-Lantern or some kind of staggering art piece, either of these two Pumpkin carving kits are going to serve your festive needs. To learn more about these products, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit