The ancient weapon handle is a piece of the maul of omens. It must be combined with the ancient weapon piece (a) and ancient weapon piece (b) to create the maul, which is required to defeat Vorago. All three pieces are dropped by Vorago throughout the fight. Vorago drops this piece after his third and final waterfall attack.
Unlike most items, if the handle is dropped, it will be visible to all players immediately. During the final phase, if any piece of the maul is in the inventory, the player holding the piece will receive the message The weapon component comes alive and bleeds you whilst it isn't reformed!, and they will be dealt 100 damage every tick. This damage does not stack with multiple pieces of the maul; i.e. it will always be 100 damage. The effect can be cleared by dropping the piece or creating the maul.
- Attempting to feed the handle to a baby troll prompts the message, "Your baby troll refuses to be THAT much of a troll."