Snakeskin is used in the Crafting skill to make snakeskin armour. It can be created by giving a snake hide and 15 coins to a tanner. A tanner can be found in Al-Kharid, Canifis, the Ranging Guild and the Crafting Guild. Tanning swamp snake hide will also result in snakeskin.

Two Snakeskins are also used to turn tribal masks into Broodoo shields. Players can make snakeskins into snakeskin armour components if they have a needle and thread.

Level Item Experience Snakeskins
45 Snakeskin boots 30 6
47 Snakeskin vambraces 35 8
48 Snakeskin bandana 45 5
51 Snakeskin chaps 50 12
53 Snakeskin body 55 15
56 Snakeskin shield 100 2[1]
  1. Also requires a hammer, a willow shield and 15 iron nails.

Dropping monsters

Snake hides are dropped by bush snakes on Karamja during the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup activity or by a snake with combat level 35 can be found on Mos Le'Harmless, although it is poisonous. The only thing you need to worry about is the poison, which can be negated with an antipoison potion. Additionally, snake hides are dropped by the hoop snakes inhabiting Fossil Island.

Swamp snake hides are dropped by the swamp snakes during Temple Trekking/Burgh de Rott Ramble activity. Players can simply use a knife on a dead swamp snake to obtain 2-5 hides.


  • Prior to an update on 1 February 2018, the examine text for snakeskin was "Scaly but not slimy!"

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Snake (poisonous) 35 1 1; Always
Bush snake 35 1 1; Always
Hoop Snake 19 1 2; Common (~1/3)
Zulrah 725 35 (noted) 2; Common
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