This work presents measurements concerning sintering description according to two the: Kuczynski and Frenkel models. Investigation covered selected metal–like carbides: TiC0,8, NbC and WC. Kinetic equations were also developed, according to Kuczynski model to describe sintering of each carbide and it was attempted to determine mechanisms of mass transport mechanism dominating at each sintering stage. Parameters describing sintering process of each of investigated carbides: α and β constants, the initial shrinkage rate α-1, the limit of shrinkage at infinite time β-1 and initial apparent viscosity of system were in turn determined using Frenkel model. Such data allowed to achieve full characterization of carbide sintering.