Leather

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Leather
Leather.png
Type

Raw materials

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 334 hex: 14E bin: 101001110

Name

leather

Leather is an animal skin used to make armor and books.

Obtaining[edit]

Drops from animals[edit]

Cows, mooshrooms, horses, donkeys, mules and llamas drop 0-2 pieces of leather upon death.

Fishing[edit]

Leather can be obtained as a "junk" item from fishing.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Rabbit Hide

Natural generation[edit]

Leather can be found in the chests of village tannery houses.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14]

Usage[edit]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Book Paper +
Leather


Item Frame Stick +
Leather

Leather Boots Leather

Leather Cap Leather

Leather Horse Armor Leather

[upcoming: JE 1.14]
Leather Pants Leather

Leather Tunic Leather

Trading[edit]

Leatherworker villagers will buy 9–12 leather for one emerald.[until BE 1.11.0]

Leatherworker villagers buy 6 leather for one emerald as one of their first tier trades.‌[upcoming: BE 1.11.0]

Repairing[edit]

Leather armor can be repaired with leather in an anvil. Elytra can also be repaired with leather in an anvil.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Cow TipperHarvest some leatherPick up leather from the ground.YesYesYesYes15GBronze

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.8 Added leather.
Changed recipe for leather armor from cloth to leather. (Leather armor was previously crafted with wool, and was called "cloth armor" in the game code.)
v1.0.17Chickens in Survival Multiplayer would drop leather if killed by fire or fall damage.
v1.2.6Chickens dropping leather was fixed by this version at the latest.[when?].
Java Edition
1.3.112w17aLeather is now required to craft books.
1.4.2?Leather armor can now be dyed.
1.6.113w16aHorses now drop leather.
1.7.213w36aLeather can be obtained as one of the "junk" items in fishing, making it possible to obtain it without killing any animals.
1.814w02aLeather can now be sold to leatherworker villagers, at 9–12 leather for 1 emerald.
14w27bLeather can now be crafted using 4 rabbit hide.
1.915w41aLeather can now be used to repair elytra.
1.1116w39aLlamas now drop leather.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 334.
18w07aPhantoms will now drop leather.
18w14aPhantoms will no longer drop leather.
Phantom membranes are now used to repair elytra, instead of leather.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1418w43aLeather TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of leather.
19w08aLeather is now used to craft leather horse armor.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0 Added leather. Leather can be used to craft leather armor.
0.11.0build 1Leather can now be obtained as one of the "junk" items in fishing, making it possible to obtain it without killing any animals.
0.12.1build 1Leather is now required to craft books.
0.13.0build 1Leather can now be crafted using 4 rabbit hide.
0.15.0build 1Leather is now used to craft leather horse armor.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Leather can now be used to repair elytra.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.09-12 Leather can now be sold to leatherworker villagers.
Bedrock Edition
1.6.0beta 1.6.0.5Phantom membranes are now used to repair elytra, instead of leather.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Leather is now found in village tannery house chests.
Leather TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of leather.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has changed, leatherworker villagers now buy 6 leather for an emerald.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1 Added leather.

Issues[edit]

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