Every whittler needs a few basic tools to be effective. Those tools include the whittling knife, thumb guard, and whittling wood (sometimes called carving wood). The whittling knife is the most essential tool and needs to be a quality, sharp knife. While pocket knives serve a purpose and can be used to whittle, an actual whittling knife is an easier route to go for beginners.
A thumb guard isn't necessary but if you are just starting out, use one. They protect your fingers from being cut easily. They are typically made of cut-resistant leather or similar material. They are typically inexpensive and are found at many hardware stores as well as online at the Whittling Knife Co.
Lastly, wood is an obvious. The type of wood can vary but most whittlers use a basswood that is typically easy to whittle and carve using a sharp whittling knife. Pay attention to the type of wood you use, though, because some of them will be sharper than others.
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