Assassin’s Creed 3: Special Item Crafting Guide

Crafting returns in Assassin’s Creed 3, and you won’t even need the recipes to build the best new upgrades and weapons. Use our suggestions and guide below to see just what you can build, and how to get the materials you’ll need to construct these recipes.

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Special Item Crafting Guide

  • Most recipes are rewarded to you in Treasure Chests found in outdoor areas, but all recipes can be crafted without a recipe. You can attempt to craft simply by selecting ingredients and putting them together.
  • If you combine items that are not part of a set recipe, you’ll lose those items.
  • While most crafted items won’t be of much use to the player, only good for selling, some specialty items can be crafted that will provide all sorts of unique upgrades.
  • These specialty items can be crafted at any time with the appropriate ingredients and artisan levels. Some artisans will only gain levels at certain sequences, so you may have to wait until later in the game before certain specialty items can be crafted.
  • Specialty items sometimes require special materials and ingredients to construct, as well. Below, we’ll list every special recipe, and follow up with extra material recipes if they’re required.
  • Specialty Crafted Item Recipes

    Broken Sword Knife

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Special Iron Ingot
    • Ingredient 2: Weapon Blades

    Cartridge Pouch Upgrade 1

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.1)
    • Ingredient 1: Hare Pelt

    Cartridge Pouch 2

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Deer Pelt
    • Ingredient 2: Sewing Threads

    Cartridge Pouch 3

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Fox Pelt
    • Ingredient 2: Sewing Threads

    English Flintlock Pistol

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.2), Woodworker (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Flints
    • Ingredient 2: Oak Lumber
    • Ingredient 3: Special Iron Ingot

    French Coat Pistol

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Iron Ore
    • Ingredient 2: Flints
    • Ingredient 3: Special Iron Ingot

    Iron Blade War Club

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.1), Woodworker (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Ash Lumber
    • Ingredient 2: Special Iron Ingot

    Italian Flintlock

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.3), Woodworker (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Maple Lumber
    • Ingredient 2: Flints
    • Ingredient 3: Special Iron Ingot

    Land Convoy

    • Artisan: Woodworker (Lvl.1)
    • Ingredient 1: Oak Bark
    • Ingredient 2: Oak Lumber

    Land Convoy Capacity Upgrade

    • Artisan: Woodworker (Lvl.1)
    • Ingredient 1: Pine Lumber
    • Ingredient 2: Kindling

    Lincoln’s Sword Replica

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.4)
    • Ingredient 1: Special Iron Ingot
    • Ingredient 2: Silver Ore

    Naval Axe

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.3), Woodworker (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Special Iron Ingot
    • Ingredient 2: Hickory Lumber

    Naval Convoy

    • Artisan: Woodworker (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Spruce Lumber
    • Ingredient 2: Oak Bark
    • Ingredient 3: Bear Grease

    Naval Convoy Capacity Upgrade

    • Artisan: Woodworker (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Maple Lumber
    • Ingredient 2: Kindling

    Naval Duckfoot

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Special Iron Ingot
    • Ingredient 2: Lead Ore

    Poison Dart Pouch Upgrade

    • Artisan: Tailor
    • Ingredient 1: Hare Pelt
    • Ingredient 2: Sewing Threads
    • Ingredient 3: Beaver Pelt

    Quiver 1

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.1), Woodworker (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Cow Hide
    • Ingredient 2: Ash Lumber

    Rope Dart Pouch 1

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.1)
    • Ingredient 1: Sewing Threads
    • Ingredient 2: Hare Pelt

    Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.4)
    • Ingredient 1: Gold Ore
    • Ingredient 2: Flints
    • Ingredient 3: Special Iron Ingot

    Royal Pistol

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Silver Ore
    • Ingredient 2: Flints
    • Ingredient 3: Special Iron Ingot

    Small Saddle Bags

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.4), Tailor (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Sewing Threads
    • Ingredient 2: Copper Ore

    Medium Saddle Bags

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.4), Tailor (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Sewing Threads
    • Ingredient 2: Silver Ore

    Large Saddle Bags

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.4), Tailor (Lvl.3)
    • Ingredient 1: Gold Ore
    • Ingredient 2: Sewing Threads

    Smoke Bomb Pouch Upgrade

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.1)
    • Ingredient 1: Cow Hide
    • Ingredient 2: Sewing Threads

    Snare Pouch 1

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.1)
    • Ingredient 1: Wolf Pelt
    • Ingredient 2: Sewing Threads

    Trip Mine Pouch 1

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Fox Pelt
    • Ingredient 2: Sewing Threads
    • Ingredient 3: Cow Hide

    Twin Holsters

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Wolf Pelt
    • Ingredient 2: Rosewood Lumber

    War Tomahawk

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Special Iron Ingot

    Washington’s Battle Sword

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.4)
    • Ingredient 1: Silver Ore
    • Ingredient 2: Special Iron Ingot

    Extra Required Material Recipes

    Flints

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Iron Ore
    • Ingredient 2: Lead Ore
    • Ingredient 3: Limestone

    Sewing Threads

    • Artisan: Tailor (Lvl.1)
    • Ingredient 1: Wool

    Weapon Blades

    • Artisan: Blacksmith (Lvl.2)
    • Ingredient 1: Charcoal
    • Ingredient 2: Iron Ore

    Other Required Materials

    • Special Iron Ingots: Acquired by completing a special mission for the Miners in your Homestead. Can also be found by unlocking a chest located behind your manor house.
    • Purchased / Discovered Materials: Other materials can be found by hunting and skinning animals, or are available from the different helpers and artisans around the Homestead.
    • Huntress/Hunting Materials: Pelts
    • Lumberer: Lumbers, Barks, Kindling, Charcoal
    • Miners: Ores, Limestone
    • Farmers: Hides, Wool
    • Hunting Only: Bear Grease

    Sources: [1], [2]

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    30 Comments on Assassin’s Creed 3: Special Item Crafting Guide

    Daniel

    On October 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    how do you level up artisans

    kzech

    On October 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    How do artisans level up? All of mine have level 1 pretty late in the game (seq. 9).

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On October 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

    @kzech, Daniel;

    Artisans are leveled up by completing their events or quests. Basically, you’ll need to check back each Sequence with your artisans around the Homestead or elsewhere until you stumble into their special event or quest. It’s a tricky system, so we’re working on a guide to help.

    Amiscrewed

    On October 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve been doing homestead missions but have yet to lvl any artisans and I’m on sequence 6 almost 7. Do I have to start over?

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On November 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

    @Amiscrewed,

    I’ve been getting reports that, for whatever reason, Homestead missions aren’t working for some players. It might be a bug in the game, or something else. We’ll keep looking online to see if there’s any sort of solution.

    Matt

    On November 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    how do you find special iron ingot?

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On November 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    @Matt,

    Special Iron Ingots are available from a Miner side-quest, and you can find more in a treasure chest behind the manor.

    Matt

    On November 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    now i found them but they won’t appear when crafting-_- it only shows up in stockpile/inventory

    Clint

    On November 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    If you haven’t level your artisans and you are past the point where you can do anything to improve them, you pretty much just have to finish the game as far as I could tell. I wasn’t aware of the complexities of leveling the artisans, but I got through the story without them essentially and now I’m going back and getting the homestead missions totally finished.

    Mike

    On November 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    How do you get bear grease?

    Mikey

    On November 3, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Rope Dart Pouch 1 didn’t work

    nick

    On November 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    at mike you get bear grease by hunting bears

    osbkid26

    On November 4, 2012 at 1:23 am

    *minor spoiler* Thishis game was so hyped up and they just tried to add so much that they really messed up what should have been epic but i mean scenes like the tea party were so anti climatic it was dissappointing

    Khaos

    On November 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    where is this chest behind the manor i cant find it

    allenlee84

    On November 10, 2012 at 3:15 am

    osbkid26. i dont believe you understand the concept of the assassin creed games. learn your history. your commet was disappointing.

    Tim

    On November 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    What do saddle bags do?

    tiny

    On November 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Where can I find flints?

    Ryan

    On November 14, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I have the same problem Matt has. I know i have the special iron ingot but when i go to craft its nowhere to be found and yes im looking through connors materials. Upsetting! And i might have just sold it. Ultimate sadface.

    Abe

    On November 17, 2012 at 5:49 am

    The ingredients for lincoln’s sword replica are special iron ingot and dyes, not silver ore. Hope I helped!

    louie

    On December 31, 2012 at 10:32 am

    where i find this merchant?

    Zak

    On January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

    When i go to craft, special iron ore isnt there… Why is that? Im done with the game

    Jacob

    On April 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    How do I find weapon blades?

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On April 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

    @Jacob,

    To create weapon blades, you need iron ore (purchased from the Miner) and charcoal (purchased from the Lumberer) and have a Level 2 Blacksmith.

    chris

    On June 20, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    how do i make the broken sword knife i have a level 4 blacksmith and weapon blades and the special iron ingot but when i go to craft it doesn’t show for a recipe.

    denis

    On July 1, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Please help me,how I’m find artisans? And where I’m find ingredient? And how im level up to artisans?? Please help me and thank for who help (-;

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On July 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

    @Denis,

    Check out our Artisans level-up guide to learn more about them:
    http://www.gamefront.com/assassins-creed-3-how-to-level-up-artisans-guide/

    Ingredients for crafting can be acquired later in the game when your town gets upgraded. Or, ingredients can be found in treasure chests.

    dazz

    On July 15, 2013 at 9:01 am

    artisans are leveled up by observing their actions if you egal view them and they are gold drop out of egal view hold the aim button and aim on them should take 3 or 4 seconds and you’ll get a prompt in top left corner they are now blue in egal view come back later and observe them doing something different eg Myriam will be scouting from a tree, cleaning skins and cleaning a musket all three level ups you may have to progress in the game to level up some artisans, easy!

    dom

    On August 15, 2013 at 9:29 am

    hey

    Christian

    On October 23, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I’m disappointed that there’s only one quiver upgrade

    Kenzie

    On July 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    How do you get threads for the pouches?