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For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand black scimitar.

Black scimitar detail.png

The black scimitar is a scimitar with a slightly higher attack bonus than the steel scimitar. It requires level 25 Attack to wield.

It is also obtainable from the Shades of Mort'ton minigame, as an uncommon reward from a chest that requires a steel key.

There is a free respawn in Ardougne Castle, on the 1st2nd floor[UK] at the southern staircase.

How to steal the black scimitar:

  • Search the doors on the floor King Lathas is on. It may take several tries to open the door.
  • Search the chest for traps. If it says "The chest has already been looted", it means someone else has already collected it or is empty.
  • Search the other room (if you got the wrong chest). Search it carefully for traps, as it can hit for 100-300 damage if not searched. This requires 72 Thieving.

As with all black equipment, this item cannot be made using the Smithing skill.

Combat Stats
RequirementsBlack scimitar equipped.png
25 Attack
Attack.png MeleeMain hand slot.png
Fastest (2.4s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses


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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Dung kalphiteN/A1Rare
Black demon981Uncommon
Black demon (Demon Flash Mobs)1161Uncommon
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A1Uncommon
Steel key blackN/A1Uncommon
Steel key brownN/A1Uncommon
Steel key crimsonN/A1Uncommon
Steel key purpleN/A1Uncommon
Steel key redN/A1Uncommon


  • When the Evolution of Combat was released, the Attack requirement was raised from 10 to 25 Attack.
  • Before an update in early 2009, the black scimitar was behind a locked door on the 1st2nd floor[UK] of Ardougne Castle which needed to be picked, requiring 61 Thieving. The door was moved further east to reach a Thieving Paladin chest. Furthermore, the black scimitar used to be located on a bed until it was removed on the 14 August 2012.