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Skinning Knife: New World Gathering Tool Guide

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Skinning Knife: New World Gathering Tool Guide
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The Skinning Knife in New World is an essential tool for those who have chosen Skinning as one of their gathering professions, as well as Leatherworking, Armoring, and Weaponsmithing.

Skinning Knife: New World Gathering Tool Guide

The Skinning Knife is one of the most essential tools in New World, as it's needed to gather the resources needed for several different professions. It's even crucial in the advancement of Settlements.

Here's how to get hold of the Skinning Knife, along with what resources can be gathered and the professions that use it as a base tool.

Skinning Knife: Types & Level

Just like with weapons, tools also have different tiers. The higher your level, the better the tools you can equip.

There are five different tiers for the Pickaxe, each with increasing bonuses:

Tier I - Flint Skinning Knife:

Gathering speed: 100%.
Requires Level 1 to equip.

Tier II - Iron Skinning Knife:

Gathering speed: 125% and above.
Requires Level 1 to equip.

Tier III - Steel Skinning Knife:

Gathering speed: 250% and above.
Requires Level 17 to equip.

Tier IV - Starmetal Skinning Knife:

Gathering speed: 400% and above.
Requires Level 37 to equip.

Tier V - Orichalcum Skinning Knife:

Gathering speed: 635% and above.
Requires Level 60 to equip.

Note: Depending on Equipment Score, crafted tools may require a much higher character level than those listed above. These are the base levels only.

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How to obtain a Skinning Knife

How to obtain a Skinning Knife

Skinning Knives can be obtained from the following:

  • Crafting at a camp
  • Crafting at a crafting station in a settlement
  • As rewards for completing quests
  • Drops from enemies
  • From the Trading Post

Be mindful that only Tier 1 tools can be made within your camp.

The best way to get the better Skinning Kives is through the crafting station, which will require Engineering. We don't recommend spending money on them at Trading Posts unless you have money to burn.

Improving the Pickaxe

Via Crafting

When crafting your Skinning Knife, it may receive bonuses.

Adding special resources to your crafting process can force specific Perks to be added.

Here are some key examples that work well with the Skinning Knife:

Steel Skinner's Charm

Adds Tanner's Discipline - grants 3.0% more Skinning experience.

Starmetal Skinner's Charm

Adds Skinning Luck perk - grants 2.0% chance of finding rare items.

Orichalcum Skinner's Charm

Adds Skinning Yield perk - grants 10% more resources.

Via Trophies

Homeowners can add Trophies to their furnishings, which grant additional bonuses. While these require a significant investment for the resources, they can add huge boosts to your mining.

For example, Luck helps you obtain better and more varied resources, as well as special resources used for unlocking perks.

These have great synergy with Skinning:

Minor Skinning Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Skill Lv. 75

Grants a small bonus to skinning in the wild.

Only works when placed in your home.

Basic Skinning Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Skill Lv. 150

Grants a medium bonus to skinning in the wild.

Only works when placed in your home.

Major Skinning Gathering Trophy

Requires Furnishing Skill Lv. 200

Grants a large bonus to skinning in the wild.

Only works when placed in your home.

Resources gathered with the Skinning Knife

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Base Resources

Resources

Rawhide

Fur

Thick Hide

Thick Fur

Iron Hide

Infused Fur

Rare Resources

Some creatures will also include a small chance to drop a rare resource, which are usually necessary for high-level crafting.

These include:

Resources

Ragehide

Scaly Hide

Shadowfur

Brightscale Hide

Shifthide

Smolderhide

Scarhide

Raw Meat

You'll also harvest different types of meat from animals you kill, which can be used in cooking recipes.

Resources

Animal

Red Meat

Wolf, Bear, Cow, Sheep,
Goat, Feline, Alligator, Bison

Pork

Wild Boar, Pig

Poultry

Turkey, Peacock

Game Meat

Rabbit

Venison

Elk

Rare Meat

These rare meats can also be obtained from the animals you kill:

Resources

Animal

Venison Tenderloin

Elk

Juicy Ham Hock

Wild Boar, Pig

Tender Wolf Loin

Wolf

Poultry Thigh

Turkey, Peacock

Poultry Breast

Turkey, Peacock

Rich Bear Flank

Bear

Sumptuous Rabbit

Rabbit

Prime Red Meat

Wolf, Bear, Cow, Sheep,
Goat, Feline, Alligator, Bison

Pork Belly

Wild Boar, Pig

Tracking levels

As you level up, you'll be able to track wildlife. This will appear above the Compass on your UI.

The levels needed for unlocking different types of animals is as follows:

  • Level 25 - Small Prey (Turkey, Rabbit)
  • Level 50 - Medium Prey (Sheep, Pig, Boar)
  • Level 75 - Large Prey (Elk, Ox)
  • Level 125 - Small Predator (Wolves)
  • Level 175 - Large Predator Bear)

Professions that require the Skinning Knife

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Whether directly or indirectly, several trades rely on the Skinning Knife for resources and base materials:

  • Gathering Skill: Tracking and Skinning
  • Refining Skills: Leatherworking
  • Crafting Skills: Armoring, Weaponsmithing, Cooking
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