Players can obtain this item either by trading with another player, or by receiving it as a very rare drop from killing Revenants or the Chaos Elemental.
Warning: Once you wield this item for longer than a few seconds, it will have the word (deg) added to its name and it becomes untradeable. Using this item in combat adds the (deg) to its name almost instantly, also rendering it untradeable.
After this item was introduced, its price was about 3 million coins, and the Corrupt dragon battleaxe's was 3.3 million. This was the second most expensive corrupt dragon weapon for years, ahead of the Corrupt dragon longsword but behind the Corrupt dragon battleaxe. It is still fairly popular even after the Evolution of Combat, currently standing as the second most expensive of the corrupt dragon weapons at 78,706 coins, behind only the corrupt dragon spear, as well as being the most expensive one-handed corrupt dragon weapon. However, it is generally not a practical choice to use in PvP scenarios, as both the corrupt dragon dagger and the corrupt dragon mace are both less expensive and have the same stats and attack speed as the scimitar, with the mace also offering a prayer bonus.
As 30 minutes contains 3000 ticks, you are able to get at most 750 hits with this scimitar before it crumbles into dust. Thus, each hit landed using this weapon costs a minimum of approximately 105 coins.