Cow hides are dropped from cows when they are killed. If taken to a tanner, it can be turned into soft leather for 1 coin or hard leather for 3 coins. Tanners can be found in Al Kharid, the Ranging Guild, Canifis, and the Crafting Guild.
Cowhide is the natural skin of a cow with hair. The leather obtained from this can be used for shoes, purses, leather jackets, furniture and car leather, and belts. Most cowhide is hairless, but can also be processed into leather with fur (hair-on-leather).
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The skins can be taken to a tanner (in Al Kharid, the Ranging Guild, Varrock, Taverley, Canifis, and the Crafting Guild) to turn them into soft leather for free, or hard leather for three coins each, which can then be turned into leather gear using the crafting skill.
Whether or not animals are treated cruelly depends on the legislation of each country, but the use of cowhide is not per se cruel that comes from an animal that has been slaughtered for meat production or because his useful life as a milk producer has expired.
Cowhide rugs are typically considered to be much more durable than synthetic rugs. A quality cowhide rug is essentially a piece of leather that is much more durable than cheap, synthetic alternatives. However, some cowhide rugs simply don’t stand the test of time due to improper processing.
You need about a pound of salt for every pound of cowhide, so make sure you have enough to spread all over the hide. Leave the salt on the skin for up to two weeks to thoroughly remove moisture. Hang the cowhide in the sun to complete the curing process.
Store your cowhide parts in a dark, cool place. The storage area should also be well ventilated to prevent mold and mildew on your carpet. If you store it, you can roll it up. If possible, find a round cardboard tube and wrap your rug around it, cover with a sheet and store.
There are several ways to display your cowhide on the wall. If the wall is soft, e.g. gypsum board or fiberboard, then the simplest and easiest way to hang your cowhide is to use thin, small-headed nails or staples – preferably with an electric stapler.
Hides have often been 50% of the value of the animal’s by-products, and by-products can be 10% of the value of an ox or more. Hides from cows, which are of lower quality than oxen, have dropped to just about 5% of the value of all by-products – worth less than tongues and cheek meat.
Leather (also known as soft leather to distinguish it from hard leather) is used in the Craft skill to craft leather armor and other leather items. It can be made by giving a cowhide to a tanner, or by using the Make Leather spell at level 83 Magic.
You can then tan the hides in Al Kharid or you can just sell them.