This is the week where I seriously begin to address carving eyes. This means I will start by making sure my favorite knives are sharp. Hopefully I mean really sharp. I realize that most carvers use a combination of knife and gouge.V-tool cuts to achieve realistic eyes. I will be attempting to achieve a reasonable facsimile of a realistic eye using only a knife. The following are some examples of what I consider excellent eyes. As you will notice, most use a knife and gouges. The following photos show examples of what I consider well carved eyes. The first example was carved by Jim O'Harra, second done by Bart Wilson, The third by Mark Akers, and the last last one by Jim O'Harra.