[Top 5] RUST Best Animal Harvesting Tools That Are Excellent

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In Rust one of the most important things is animal fat, it is used for making low grade fuel which is a resource that you will need throughout the whole game. It is used for creating medical equipment, weapons, ammunition, furnaces and light sources.

Here is the list of top five tools for harvesting animals, you can get them at any point during the wipe. They are easily obtainable but certainly useful.

Having these around you will give you a head start into the wipe. It will ease up the whole process of skinning bears and boars, not only will you do it faster, you will get much more resources which you will definitely need.

5. Machete

This is mostly used as a weapon but if you are on the go again you can use it for harvesting.

It’s not really a recommended tool, there are really low chances that you are going to have one of these with you. It takes a lot of time to skin an animal, it’s not really recommended.

But it can come in handy, if you happen to run into an animal with it.

It’s pros and cons are:

  • Cheapness
  • Not always available
  • Slow speed
  • Medium harvesting

Details and where you can find it: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Machete

4. Stone pickaxe

Stone pickaxe may not be the tool you want to really rely on. It is on this list because of its availability.

You usually craft this just right when you start your wipe. Just right when you obtain your first wood and stone. It's a tool that you will carry most of the time because it isn't valuable at all.

It is useful when you kill an animal on the go. It will let you gather quite useful resources, not much but still worth something.

It's pros and cons are:

  • Cheapness
  • Availability
  • Fast speed
  • Low harvesting

Details and where you can find it: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Stone_Pickaxe

3. Salvaged sword

This tool/weapon is a great alternative to the number five. It is much lighter and it harvests more from an animal.

It’s easier to obtain than the machete, and there are higher chances that you are going to use this, it’s also a good melee weapon.

It’s fast enough and you will collect more resources with this than with everything that we mentioned until now.

It’s pros and cons are:

  • Not pricy
  • Often available
  • Fast speed
  • Medium harvesting

Details and where you can find it: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Salvaged_Sword

2. Hatchet

Now we are getting in the top two best weapons for harvesting animals.

It will be more difficult to obtain this tool, it’s not something that you will have in the early game. It is much quicker than everything that we listed so far but one of its main cons is the fact that it’s not available to the new players.

You will harvest a lot with this tool, it can be pretty useful if you accidentally find an animal that you can kill, while chopping wood for an example.

It’s pros and cons are:

  • Pricy
  • Pretty rare
  • Very fast speed
  • High harvesting

Details and where you can find it: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Hatchet

1. Bone Knife

The reason why the bone knife is number one is quite simple.

First, it is easily obtainable, you can find it without a problem by just harvesting another player’s dead body and by using his bones to create it.

It has an astonishing speed, you will finish your job really really quick. There is no reason why it shouldn’t be on this scale.

It’s pros and cons are:

  • Very cheap and available
  • Extremely fast speed
  • High harvesting

Details and where you can find it: https://rust.fandom.com/wiki/Bone_Knife

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