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Inv sword 33
  • Finkle's Skinner
  • Item Level 63
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Binds when picked up
  • Dagger
  • One Hand
    "One Hand" is not in the list of possible values (Back, Chest, Feet, Finger, Hands, Head, Held in off-hand, Legs, Main Hand, Neck, Off Hand, One-Hand, Projectile, Ranged, Relic, Shirt, Shoulder, Tabard, Thrown, Trinket, Two-Hand, Waist, Wrist, Two-Handed) for this property.

  • Speed 1.30
  • 37 - 70 Damage
  • (41.2 damage per second)
  • Durability 65 / 65
  • Requires level 58
  • Equip: Skinning +10
    Equip: Increases attack power by 45 when fighting Beasts.
  • "Also serves as a skinning knife."
  • Icon-3D-48x48
  • Sell Price: 5Gold 21Silver 95Copper

Finkle's Skinner is a rare one handed dagger.

Background Edit

The RPG Icon 16x36 This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG, and thus unlikely to be canon.

This dagger looks like nothing more than an ordinary skinning knife, but it bears a powerful enchantment that makes it ideal for fighting beasts. Originally carried by the gnomish adventurer Finkle Einhorn, it has not been seen since his legendary effort to hunt down a massive canine creature said to be terrorizing a remote section of the Blasted Lands. The dagger's pommel appears wrapped in a well-tanned animal skin that changes to a different type each day. One day it might be a gray wolf hide, while the next it bears the orange and black stripes of a jungle tiger.[1]

Source Edit

This item drops from The Beast in Upper Blackrock Spire.

Notes Edit

  • One of two weapons that raise skinning by 10 when equipped, the other being the Zulian Slicer from Zul'Gurub. Either one, was needed to skin The Beast prior to The Burning Crusade expansion, as well as other beasts over level 61. In order to skin "skull" level bosses at least two out of three of Finkle's Skinner, Zulian Slicer, and +5 skinning enchanted gloves was required. With the addition of The Burning Crusade, you may now train your skinning over 300 rendering these items unneeded.
  • Finkle's Skinner is notorious for its low drop rate and high demand.
  • Formerly featured "Property of Finkle Einhorn, Grandmaster Adventurer" as flavor text.

The name Finkle and Einhorn come from Ace Ventura Pet Detective in which the antagonist's real name was Ray Finkle and he used Lois Einhorn as an alias.

Patch changesEdit

Circa Patch 3.3.2 (early 2010): Finkle's Skinner is now One hand again.
WoW Icon 16x16/ Bc icon Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Can be used in place of a skinning knife.
WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Finkle's Skinner is now Main hand only.


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