Tanners are non-player characters who, for a price, will tan hides into leather; Cowhide, which becomes Leather, Snake hide, which becomes Snakeskin, and Green, blue, red, and black Dragonhide, which becomes Dragon leather of the same colour.
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 (File:Tannery map icon.png):
- The 1st floor[ of the ]Crafting Guild.
- South-west Varrock, south of the western Varrock bank, west of the Apothecary. This tanner also appears as a zombie in New Varrock.
- Ranging Guild (members only).
- The Ithell Clan district of Prifddinas.
Three other NPCs also serve as tanners:
- Ellis in Al Kharid. The Ring of duelling, Al Kharid Lodestone and the Amulet of glory can be used to teleport to Al Kharid, and Ellis is 3 buildings North of the bank.
- Sbott in Canifis (members only). Sbott charges higher prices for tanning, a bit over twice what other tanners charge. Sbott is near both the C•K•S Fairy ring and a bank.
- Jack Oval, the crafting tutor south of Burthorpe and north of Taverley.
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.
|Raw material||Product||Crafting level||Tanning price||profit/loss at |
standard and ge prices
|File:Cowhide.png||Cowhide||File:Hard leather.png||Hard leather||2||3||5||56|
|File:Snake hide.png||Snake hide (Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup)||File:Snakeskin.png||Snakeskin||2||15||25||-367|
|File:Snake hide (swamp).png||Snake hide (Temple Trekking)||File:Snakeskin.png||Snakeskin||2||20||45||496|
|File:Green dragonhide.png||Green dragonhide||File:Green dragon leather.png||Green dragon leather||2||20||45||145|
|File:Blue dragonhide.png||Blue dragonhide||File:Blue dragon leather.png||Blue dragon leather||2||20||45||217|
|File:Red dragonhide.png||Red dragonhide||File:Red dragon leather.png||Red dragon leather||2||20||45||73|
|File:Black dragonhide.png||Black dragonhide||File:Black dragon leather.png||Black dragon leather||2||20||45||164|
|File:Royal dragonhide.png||Royal dragonhide||File:Royal dragon leather.png||Royal dragon leather||2||20||45||174|