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Classic Runestone
Varrock Tanner
Release date 23 June 2001 (Update)
Race Human
Members only? No
Quest NPC? No
Location Al Kharid, Varrock, Crafting Guild, Ranging Guild, Canifis
Sells items? Tanning
Gender Male
Examine He has a certain bovine aroma.
Manufacturer of fine leathers.
Tanner chathead

A Tanner is a non-player character who, for a price, will tan hides into leather:

Players cannot tan hides themselves, unless they have access to the Make Leather spell, so tanners are very useful for players wishing to use the Crafting skill to make Ranged armour. While certain types of leather require a minimum crafting level to craft them, there is no minimum crafting level to use a tanner to tan the hides.

Tanners can be found in the following locations, marked with the tanning icon (Tannery map icon):

Similar to tanning hides into leather, Yak-hide can be cured into Cured yak-hide, which is used to craft Yak-hide armour. Thakkrad Sigmundson on Neitiznot (members only) can cure yak-hide but cannot tan other hides. Other tanners cannot cure yak-hide.

After a recent update tanning soft leather with Ellis is now free, but when spoken to without leather, he says "I make leather from animal hides. Bring me some cowhides and one gold coin per hide, and I'll tan them into soft leather for you." This is most likely something Jagex missed while updating their servers and it is unknown if it will be fixed. Tanner interface

Raw material Product Crafting level Tanning price
Standard Canifis
Cowhide Cowhide Leather Leather 1 0 2
Cowhide Cowhide Hard leather Hard leather 28 3 5
Snake hide Snake hide (Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup) Snakeskin Snakeskin 45 15 25
Snake hide (swamp) Snake hide (Temple Trekking) Snakeskin Snakeskin 45 20 45
Green dragonhide Green dragonhide Green dragon leather Green dragon leather 57 20 45
Blue dragonhide Blue dragonhide Blue dragon leather Blue dragon leather 66 20 45
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide Red dragon leather Red dragon leather 73 20 45
Black dragonhide Black dragonhide Black dragon leather Black dragon leather 79 20


Royal dragonhide Royal dragonhide Royal dragon leather Royal dragon leather 87 20 45

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