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Red Dead Redemption 2 Tools and Kits Locations Guide

This Red Dead Redemption 2 Kits and Tools Guide is aimed at people who want to collect all the Trinkets, Talismans, and other special materials that cannot be found otherwise. We have also listed the different ways you can obtain these items. If you have any problems with these items, please let us know. We will be sure to fix that right up.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Kits and Tools

Some items in RDR2 will provide you with specific advantages or even be used in missions. The items in Kits and Tools section of the inventory will serve this very purpose.

There are a lot of items in the Kit and Tools category and that is exactly why we have created this RDR2 Kits and Tools Guide. We will cover all the worthy items, how to get them, and their particular uses.

Although some of the items are useless or used for certain missions, some of them provide permanent perks, or even *increase your satchel’s capacity*. Without further ado, let us discuss the various kit tools in the game:

Items Description How to Obtain
Ancient Arrowhead A special item that doubles your stamina as long as your bow is drawn Will become available as soon as you complete all 20 Dreamcatcher Locations.
Antique Pocket Watch A broken antique watch Found on Compton’s Stead during the stranger mission The Iniquities of History – II
Antique Watch A watch that can be sold to a fence Can be looted from Mr. Wróbel’s house in during the loansharking mission Mr. Wróbel
Bandana Hides your identity while committing crimes Given to you after the mission Outlaws from the West
Beau’s Gift A gift to deliver to a specific Penelope Given to you during the mission The Course of True Love – II
Binoculars Allows you to see targets from far away, and study them Given to you after the mission Outlaws from the West
Cover Scent Lotion Lowers the chance for you to be detected by animals Crafted/Found/Purchased from General Stores, *Fences*, Tackles
Crafting Tools Tools that can be used for crafting items Given by Hosea during the mission Eastward Bound
Fountain Pen A special item requested by Mary-Beth Can be looted from Osman Grove, east of Emerald Ranch, in a cabin
Gold Pocket Watch A watch that can be sold to a fence for good money Can be found on random NPCs
Hair Pomade Apply this to your hair, and watch them become slick Can be purchased from the General Stores or found randomly
Hair Tonic Double the rate at which your hair grows. 9/10 doctors recommend this Can be purchased from the General Stores or found randomly
Harmonica A special item requested by Sadie Can be looted from Grangers Hoggery, east of Flatneck Station, on a cupboard inside the shack.
Herbivore Bait Attracts a normal Herbivore animal to its location Crafted/Found/Purchased from General Stores, Fences, Tackles
Lightning Conductor A metal rod used to conduct lightning Given during A Bright Bouncing Boy – II
Lock Breaker Used to break locks. Silently. Works better than a rock Given during the mission Friends in Very Low Places. Can also be purchased from Fences
Mary’s Brooch An ornate brooch worn by Mary Retrieved during the mission Fatherhood and Other Dreams – II
Naval Compass A special item requested by Pearson Can be looted in the boathouse at Braithwate Manor
Opened Cover Scent Lowers the chance of being detected by animals. Less effective than Cover Scent Lotion Can be found randomly
Penelope’s Bracelet A Bracelet worn by Penelope. Awarded for completing the mission The Course of True Love – V
Pipe A special item requested by Dutch van der Linde Can be looted from Vetter’s Echo, west of Wallace Station, on a desk in the shack
Platinum Pocket Watch Can be sold to a fence for a huge amount of cash Can be found randomly from lock boxes
Pocket Mirror A special item requested by Molly Can be looted in Martha’s Swain, east of Three Sisters, on a nightstand in the cabin
Pocket Watch Displays the current in-game item when used Can be purchased from General Stores
Pollution Evidence Evidence that shows that pollution had leaked into the creak Can be found during the mission The Wisdom of the Elders – V
Potent Herbivore Bait Attracts strong herbivores in the area. Works better than a normal Herbivore Bait Can be crafted
Potent Predator Bait Attracts strong predators in the area. Works better than a normal Predator Bait Can be crafted
Predator Bait Attracts a normal Herbivore animal to its location Crafted/Found/Purchased from General Stores, Fences, Tackles
Reutlinger Pocket Watch Can be sold to a fence for a hefty price Can be found during the mission
Silver Pocket Watch Can be sold to a fence for a moderate price Can be found randomly in the world
Sister Calderon’s Crucifix A crucifix worn by Sister Calderon Can be found during the missionBrothers and Sisters, One and All
Thimble A special item requested by Jack Can be looted from a random NPC once the item request is active
Wardrobe Allows you to access and change your outfits Unlocked at the beginning of the game

Satchels

Satchels hold all the items you desire. Upgrading your satchel will increase the number of items you can carry at a time. Some of the satchels that can be crafted are listed below:

Satchel Ingredients Required by Pearson
Tonics Satchel Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Buck Pelt, Perfect Elk Pelt
Ingredients Satchel Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Badger Pelt, Perfect Squirrel Pelt
Kit Satchel Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Elk Pelt, Perfect Panther Pelt
Provisions Satchel Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Bison Pelt, Perfect Raccoon Pelt
Materials Satchel Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Boar Pelt, Perfect Iguana Pelt
Valuables Satchel Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Beaver Pelt, Perfect Rabbit Pelt
Legend of the East Satchel Perfect Deer Pelt, Perfect Cougar Pelt, Perfect Wolf Pelt

Talismans

Talismans provide permanent buffs when you make them. Equipping a talisman is not necessary. Some of these Talismans are:

Talismans Description How to Obtain
Alligator Tooth Talisman Will increase the duration of your Deadeye core by 10% Crafted at fence from the following items:

Vintage Civil War Handcuffs, Gold Jointed Bracelet, Legendary Alligator Tooth

Bear Claw Talisman Will decrease the speed at which the health bar drains, by 10% Crafted at fence from the following items:

Silver Chain Bracelet, Quartz Chunk, Legendary Bear Claw

Boar Tusk Talisman Will decrease the speed at which your horse’s health and stamina bar drains, by 10% Crafted at fence from the following items:

Cobalt Petrified Wood, Gold Earring, Legendary Boar Tusk

Bison Horn Talisman Will decrease the speed at which the stamina bar drains, by 10% Crafted at fence from the following items:

Abalone Shell Fragment, Silver Earring, Legendary Bison Horn

Raven Claw Talisman Decreases degradation of all weapons, by 20% Crafted at fence from the following items:

Old Brass Compass

Eagle Talon Talisman The Eagle Eye duration is increased by 5 seconds Is only available to Special/Ultimate Edition of the game

Trinkets

Trinkets are special items that can be crafted from Legendary Animal parts. These do not need to be equipped to gain their benefits. Some of the Trinkets are given below:

Trinkets Effect How to Obtain
Beaver Tooth Trinket Decreases degradation of all weapons, by 10% Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Beaver Tooth
Tatanka Bison Horn Trinket Decreases the amount of melee damage received by 10% Crafted at fence from the following item:
Tatanka Bison Horn
Buck Antler Trinket All parts obtained from skinning animals will have a higher quality Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Buck Antler
Cougar Fang Trinket Increases your stamina XP gain by 10% Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Cougar Fang
Coyote Fang Trinket Increases your Deadeye XP gain by 10% Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Coyote Fang
Elk Antler Trinket You will receive 10% more cash from looting Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Elk Antler
Fox Claw Trinket The Eagle Eye duration is increased by 5 seconds Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Fox Claw
Lion’s Paw Trinket Increases your stamina XP gain by 10% Crafted at fence from the following item:
Lion’s Paw
Moose Antler Trinket Increases your health XP gain by 10% Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Moose Antler
Panther’s Eye Trinket Decreases the speed at which Deadeye drains by 10% for 3 seconds Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Panther’s Eye
Pronghorn Horn Trinket All animals stored on your horse will not spoil Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Pronghorn Horn
Ram Horn Trinket Increases the amount of herbs you obtain when picking up Oregano, Creeping Thyme and Wild Mint by a 2x factor Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Ram Horn
Wolf Heart Trinket Increase your alcohol resistance by a factor of 2x Crafted at fence from the following item:
Legendary Wolf Heart
Owl Feather Trinket Reduces health, stamina, and Deadeye drain speed by 15% Awarded for completing Archeology for Beginners without killing a single guard.
Iguana Scale Trinket Reduces the damage you take while on horseback by 10% Is only available to Special/Ultimate Edition of the game

Special Crafting Materials

Some crafting materials in RDR2 are unique and can be obtained by doing a special set of jobs. Some of these materials are listed below:

Special Crafting Materials Used in How to Obtain
Vintage Civil War Handcuffs Alligator Tooth Talisman Can be obtained by mailing one set of cigarette cards in the mission Smoking and Other Hobbies
Lion’s Paw Lion’s Paw Trinket Can be obtained from the lion during the mission He’s British, of Course – IV
Quartz Chunk Bear Claw Talisman Can be obtained by mailing first set of dinosaur bone locations in the mission A Test of Faith
Cobalt Petrified Wood Boar Tusk Talisman Can be found in a best under a specific rock overhang northwest of Lake Isabella
Abalone Shell Fragment Bison Horn Talisman Will be found inside the old house, north of Sheriff’s Station in Rhodes
Old Brass Compass Raven Claw Talisman Found in Francis Sinclair’s cabin after mailing all 10 Rock Carving locations