|Release date||9 August 2005 (Update)|
|Location||Tai Bwo Wannai|
|Examine|| A native of Tai Bwo Wannai.|
|Notable features|| Makes machetes|
Safta Doc is a man who can be found by the Calquat tree patch in Tai Bwo Wannai. Players can obtain trading sticks from him when they have favour in Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup, and can also buy gem edged machetes from him at the following costs :
- Opal machete costs 300 trading sticks, 1 gout tuber and 3 opals (cut or uncut)
- Jade machete costs 600 trading sticks, 1 gout tuber and 3 Jade (cut or uncut)
- Red topaz machete costs 1200 trading sticks, 1 gout tuber and 3 red topaz (cut or uncut)
You must be in the mini-game (have favour showing) to do this trade. You must also have spent some of your Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup-favour on Trading Sticks in order to get the required conversation option to pop up (if this is a problem, ask around among the village inhabitants, you will get some trading sticks eventually).
You must have repaired a part of the village fence before the you can get the chat option to buy a machete from Safta Doc. To do this you require a machete and some Thatch spars. Once you have repaired the fence, talk with Murcaily, you will then have the option to buy a machete from Safta Doc.
Obtaining a machete in this manner is a medium Karamja Tasks.
- Safta means grandmother in Hebrew.
- Apparently, the rare, wild Gout Tuber is a cheap resource for Safta. The price difference between his machetes and Gabooty's is 200, 400, and 800 trading sticks for opal, jade, and red topaz machetes respectively. Since you provide the materials to Safta and you do not for Gabooty, it can be assumed that the difference is the cost of materials. While Safta Doc could be raising his price for a special order, Gabooty, like any good middle-man, would also mark up his price to make a profit, thus negating any abnormalities. Even if he is able to obtain gems from Shilo village for outrageously low prices, the gout tuber would still be much cheaper to him than to a non-native. It could be possible that the natives of Karamja have better knowledge of where to find gout tubers or how to cultivate them.