A Skinning Knife allows the player to skin the bodies of dead beasts, dragonkin, silithids, and (rarely) critters or humanoids to obtain leather, hides, dragonscales, scales, and silithid carapaces or chitin ( , , and ).
sometimes yield .
"Skinning knife" is also the name for general skinning tools.
This item is sold by most trade goods vendors worldwide.
and both give +10 skinning skill and, since patch 2.0.1, both may be used in place of this knife.