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"Dragons are extremely difficult to slay, owing to the ancient magic that imbues their thick hides, which none but the most powerful spells can penetrate..."
—A Hogwarts Library book[src]
Dragon hide is the skin of dragons, which is used to make protective clothing. Where Muggles would wear leather, wizards and witches will wear dragon hide. The skin is very tough, impervious to a multitude of spells, and provides immense protection, while at the same time having the same texture and appearance as the skin of snakes. For this reason, dragon hide is used to make protective gloves, boots, jackets, belts, and shields, as it is very useful when handling corrosive or poisonous potion ingredients that damage the skin. The hide of the Swedish Short-Snout is notably popular in demand.

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