A Skinning Knife allows the player to skin the bodies of dead beasts, dragonkin, silithid, and (rarely) critters or humanoids to obtain leather, hides, dragonscales, scales, and silithid carapaces or chitin (, , and ). Sheep could sometimes yield , but this was removed with Patch 3.2.0.
"Skinning knife" is also the name for general skinning tools.
This item is sold by most trade goods vendors worldwide.
- Although this item can be equipped as a weapon, it does not count as a weapon for abilities that would normally require one, such as and .
- , and give +10 skinning skill and, since patch 2.0.1, may be used in place of this knife.
- is another replacement for this knife, craftable by engineers.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Gains an effect: +10 Skinning; does not need to be equipped.