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Release date 9 August 2005 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
High alch 30 coins
Low alch 20 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 1,937 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine Scaley but not slimy!
Weight 0.5 kg
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Snakeskin detail

Snakeskin is used in the Crafting skill to make snakeskin armour. It can be created by giving a snake hide and 15 coins, or Snake hide (swamp) and 20 coins to a tanner. Tanners can be found in Al Kharid, the Ranging Guild, Varrock, Taverley, Prifddinas, Canifis and the Crafting Guild. Snakeskins are also used to make tribal masks into Broodoo shields. A member can make snakeskins into items of snakeskin armour, as shown on the table below, if they have a needle and thread.

Snake hides are dropped by bush snakes on Karamja during the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame. Three snakes with combat level 10 can be found on Mos Le'Harmless, although they are poisonous. This is very good for money if you go to the Trouble Brewing deposit bank and kill the snakes there, since there are no jungle horrors in the area. The only thing you need to worry about is the poison, which can be negated with an antipoison potion or Anti-poison totem.

Swamp snake hides are dropped from the swamp snakes during Temple Trekking/Burgh de Rott Ramble. Just simply use a knife on the dead swamp snake (which the snake becomes when killed) to get 2 to 5 hides.

Level Item Exp Snakeskins GE Value Profit/exp
45 Snakeskin boots 30 6 3,489 -271.1
47 Snakeskin vambraces 35 8 7,532 -227.54
48 Snakeskin bandana 45 5 987 -193.29
51 Snakeskin chaps 50 12 411 -456.66
53 Snakeskin body 55 15 10,404 -339.11


  • The examine text refers to the commonly held misconception that snakes are slimy.

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