One of the more obscure tool types is, IMO, the awl. An awl is basically just a steel stabby thing bigger than a needle and smaller than a rapier (lol). My mum uses them a lot in leather work, so I know what I’m talking about.
At present the only method of making a steel awl is to forge one. Which is fine for end game, but overkill for the start. The easiest way to make a decent awl is to take a screwdriver and use a metal file to sharpen a point on it. I would suggest FILE 2 as sandpaper doesn’t really cut it.