Hides can be looted from wild or domesticated animals upon death. The following animals have a chance to drop hides:
- Small Hides: Hare, Raccoon, Fox, Lamb
- Medium Hides: Wild Pig, Hyena, Wolf
- Large Hides: Bighorn Sheep
Of these wild animals, only the wild pig and sheep can be domesticated and used as a source of hide.
Detailed information on the domestication of wild animals can be found here: Animal Husbandry
Players create leather from raw hides through the process of leather working using the barrel crafting mechanic. One small hide produces one piece of leather, one medium hide produces two pieces of leather and one large hide produces three pieces of leather.
Detailed information on the method to produce leather can be found on the Leather Working page.
Leather is used as a component in the crafting grid to create the following items.
The Backpack provides the largest portable container for general items with 6 inventory slots. While the mining bag (not made from leather) has 10 inventory slots, it can only be used to carry ores and related mining items.
Leather Armor includes helmet, body and leg armor. This is one of the four non-metal armor types.
Body and leg parts of leather jerkin, an armor component required to craft various type of brigandine and chain metal armor.
Other leather items
Other leather items in the game cannot be crafted but can be purchased from traders.