Bone is a crafting component in Fallout 4.


Made from the bones and teeth of dead humans and animals, bone is a component used to craft various mods and tools. Bone is most useful for crafting cutting fluid at the chemistry station; cutting fluid, in turn, can be scrapped for oil.


Miscellaneous object (see below)
Icon range
Icon level
Bone (varies)
Original item Yield Weight Yield/W
Bone 1 1 1
Brahmin skull 5 3 1.67
Cat remains Gametitle-FO4 FH 2 3 0.67
Deathclaw hand 2 5 0.4
Femur 2 1 2
Human jaw 2 0.1 20
Jawless brahmin skull 4 3 1.33
Left arm bones 3 1 3
Left foot bones 2 1 2
Left hand bones 2 1 2
Mole rat teeth 1 0.5 2
Pelvis bones 3 1 3
Rib cage 5 1 5
Rib cage and pelvis 3 1 3
Right hand bones 2 1 2
Right leg bones 3 1 3
Skull 3 1 3
Skull eye socket 2 0.1 20
Spine 5 1 5
Tibia 2 1 2
Upper skull 1 0.1 10


Locations with respawning pieces:

  • Wildwood Cemetery - There are several open mausoleums that the player character can enter and pick up at least 25 bone fragments out of already opened coffins, for a total bone count of at least 65, and they will respawn after some time, just like other standard loot around the Commonwealth.
  • Rotten landfill - The area spawns a large number of mole rats when first entered. Later visits spawn about four mole rats. Their teeth can be converted to bone. Slightly west from the rotten landfill up the hill is an iron fenced cottage with four skulls on display. Beware of a radscorpion when entering the cottage.
  • Dunwich Borers - At the bottom of the mining area, bones can be found scattered in the center area underneath the cages. The cages themselves can be opened to find more bones.
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