How to Get the Leather Working Tools in Red Dead Redemption 2

This guide will show you how to get the leather working tools in Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as outline what gear and camp upgrades you'll receive after getting them.

Theoretically, you could play the entirety of Red Dead Redemption 2 using your original satchel. However, that doesn't mean you should. 

As with any game in the past, oh, forever, it's a good idea to upgrade your base satchel (read: gear) as soon as you possibly can. In RDR 2, that means getting the leather working tools as soon as you possibly can. 

Aside from opening up gear upgrades, the leather working tools also let you upgrade the Van der Linde camp at Horseshoe Overlook. Once you get the tools, you'll be able to add new seat covers, grounds covers, and more to the community camp fire area, camp tables, and other areas. 

Sure it's only an aesthetic upgrade, but if you're into that type of thing ... 

How to Get the Leather Working Tools

In short, you need to get the ledger to get the leather working tools. You can find out how to do that in this guide

However, if you just don't feel like clicking, here's the gist: 

  1. Find Leopold Strauss at Horseshoe Overlook
  2. Accept the Money Lending and Other Sins side quest
  3. Collect the debt from Wrobel
  4. Return to Strauss
  5. Find the ledger at Dutch's tent next to the contribution box

Once you get the ledger, flip to the last page. You can buy the leather working tools for $225. The cost will come out of the camp's savings first, your pocket second. 

This will allow let Pearson at the food carriage to upgrade your equipment. Here are the satchel and camp upgrades you can now get, plus the extra steps required after getting the leather working tools: 

Satchel/Camp Upgrade Benefit Recipe How to Get Recipe
Tonics Satchel Increase tonics carrying capacity x1 perfect deer pelt
x1 perfect buck pelt
x1 perfect elk pelt
Upgrade medicine wagon 2 times
Ingredients Satchel  Increase edible ingredients capacity x1 perfect deer pelt
x1 perfect badger pelt
x1 perfect squirrel pelt
Donate 5 animal carcasses to
Kit Satchel Increase kit
equipment capacity
x1 perfect deer pelt
x1 perfect elk pelt
x1 perfect panther pelt
Donate 3 valuables
to the contribution box
Provisions Satchel Increase provisions carrying
x1 perfect deer pelt,
x1 perfect bison pelt
x1 perfect raccoon pelt
provisions wagon
2 times
Materials Satchel Increase materials
carrying capacity
x1 perfect deer pelt
x1 perfect boar pelt
x1 perfect iguana skin
Craft 3 recipes
at scout fire
(Van der Linde camp)
Valuables Satchel  Increase valuables
carrying capacity
x1 perfect deer pelt
x1 perfect beaver pelt
x1 perfect rabbit pelt
Donate $50 to
contribution box
Legend of the East Satchel  Increase
capacity of all types
x1 perfect deer pelt
x1 perfect cougar pelt
x1 perfect wolf pelt
Craft all other satchels
Cougar Pelt Covered Chest N/A x2 perfect cougar pelts N/A
Bear Skin Table Cover N/A x1 perfect board pelt N/A
Ox Hide Rug N/A x2 perfect ox hides N/A
Boar Skin Rug N/A x4 perfect board pelts N/A
Pronghorn Leather Table Tops N/A x2 perfect pronghorn hides N/A
Campfire Seat Cover N/A x1 perfect beaver pelt,
x1 perfect muskrat pelt,
x1 perfect fox pelt
Campfire Log Seat Cover N/A x2 perfect wolf pelts N/A
Lean-to Cow Hide Ground Cover N/A x1 perfect cow hide N/A
Scout Fire Ground Cover N/A x2 perfect goat hides N/A

That's all you need to know about Red Dead Redemption 2's leather working tools and the upgrades they bring with them. 

If you're looking for more tips and tricks, be sure to head over to our RDR 2 guides page

Editor in Chief

Published Oct. 31st 2018

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