This knife is perfect for carving the shrink cup in my last instructable
Step 1: Tools needed
You need a hammer, a saw, a file, a vice, an ax and a knife.
I also use a froe and a metal ruler that is nice to have but you can do with out them.
If you don't have a froe use a big knife or a ax to split the wood.
And as a substituted for a metal ruler use the backside of a saw.
Step 2: The knifeblade
The blades are slim, making them ideal for any kind of carving.
Step 3: The wood for the handle
Other suitable wood for this ; Birch, Red Alder, Linden, Apple, Pear
Red Alder can even be used when dry, but the others need to be green.
Step 4: Prepering the knifeblade
I use a hand file to do the job. But if you have a bench grinder you can use that. Just watch your fingers and that the blade don't get to hot.
Also cut the tang into length, it needs to be 5-6cm long. When you have cut the tang file the end so it is flat.