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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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A Rune hatchet is a hatchet that is stronger than the adamant hatchet. It requires level 41 Woodcutting to wield. It is suspected to be about 25-35% faster than an adamant hatchet. It is mostly used for woodcutting, but it can be used in combat. It is the strongest hatchet available to free players. Players can make a rune hatchet with the Smithing skill at level 86 using 1 runite bar, giving the player 75 Smithing experience. Before the Random event update, if it was broken by an Ent, it could be fixed at Bob's Brilliant Axes in Lumbridge for 427 coins.

Players must have an Attack level of 40 to wield a rune hatchet as a weapon and a Woodcutting level of 41 to use a rune axe to chop down trees. There used to be no level requirement to use it to chop down trees, but Jagex fixed this to prevent macros from using them from the beginning. This item can be bought from the Grand Exchange in Varrock.


Price history

Before the Grand Exchange update, rune hatchets were worth between 9,000-15,000 in the streets; however, shortly after the release of the Grand Exchange, the price of the rune hatchet crashed down to 1,000 coins. Now it has rebounded back, up to 7,599 coins, still significantly cheaper than it used to be before the introduction of the Grand Exchange. The only hatchet being better than this is the dragon hatchet and inferno adze, both of which are for members.

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A player wielding a Rune hatchet
A player wielding a Rune hatchet
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
-2 +26 +24 +0 +0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
+0 +1 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
+29 +0 +0 ?
Speed: File:speed5.gif

Combat styles

Image:CombatStyles_AxesWoodcut.png Name Combat style Type Melee experience
Chop Accurate Slash Attack
Hack Aggressive Slash Strength
Smash Aggressive Crush Strength
Block Defensive Slash Defence


  • On 1 April 2009, Jagex officially changed the names of all woodcutting "axes" to "hatchets".



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