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Rune hatchet detail

A rune hatchet is a hatchet that is stronger than the adamant hatchet and the volatile clay hatchet. It is mostly used for Woodcutting, but it can be used in combat. It is the strongest hatchet available to free players.

Players must have an Attack level of 50 to wield a rune hatchet as a weapon and a Woodcutting level of 41 to use a rune hatchet to chop down trees.

Rune hatchets are used in level 3 clue scrolls.

This hatchet can be stored on a tool belt.

Combat Stats
RequirementsRune hatchet equipped
50 Attack
Attack MeleeMain hand slot
Fast (3.0s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses


Rune hatchet Rune hatchet
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
75 XP-6,464
Smithing Smithing level86
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Rune barRune bar113,94213,942

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Chest (magic axe hut)N/A1Very rare
Desert strykewyrmN/A1Uncommon
Iron dragonN/A1Rare
Steel dragonN/A1Rare

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Scavvo's Rune StoreChampions' Guild12,000Coins 100Coins 1No


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  • On 1 April 2009, Jagex officially changed the names of all Woodcutting "axes" to "hatchets".
  • Prior to the removal of free trade, hatchets would lose their metal head, and you would have to re-attach them to the handle before being able to continue woodcutting. This was considered a random event designed to combat bots.
  • Before the release of the dragon hatchet, the rune hatchet could be used to cut down trees at any Woodcutting level, but this was changed to prevent macros from using them immediately after the creation of their account.
  • Before the Random event update, if a rune hatchet was broken by an Ent, it could be fixed at Bob's Brilliant Axes in Lumbridge for 427 coins.