Leather

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Leather
Leather.png
Type

Raw materials

Rarity

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 334 hex: 14E bin: 101001110

Namespaced ID

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. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-5 leather with Looting III.

Foxes that are holding leather also have a chance of 8.5%‌‌[JE only]/100%‌‌[BE only] to drop the leather they are holding upon death. Alternatively, a player can drop a food item, which will cause the fox to drop the leather.

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 17.3% of village tannery chests in stacks of 1–3.

Usage[edit]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Book Paper +
Leather


Item Frame Stick +
Leather

Leather Boots Leather

Leather Cap Leather

Leather Horse Armor Leather

Leather Pants Leather

Leather Tunic Leather

Trading[edit]

Leatherworker villagers will sell 9–12 leather for one emerald.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

Novice-level leatherworker villagers have a 23 chance to buy 6 leather for one emerald in Java Edition, and will always offer the trade in Bedrock Edition.

Repairing[edit]

Leather armor can be repaired with leather in an anvil.

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
v1.0.8Leather Revision 1.png 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.
1.1418w43aLeather TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of leather.
19w08aLeather is now used to craft leather horse armor.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.6.0Leather Revision 1.png 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.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.4Trading has changed, leatherworker villagers now buy 6 leather for an emerald.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.1Added foxes, which can drop leather.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Leather Revision 1.png Added leather.
TU60CU511.64Patch 301.0.11Leather is now used to craft leather horse armor.
TU691.76Patch 38Phantom membranes are now used to repair elytra, instead of leather.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Leather TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of leather.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Leather Revision 1.png Added leather.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Leather" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.