Iron axe
Iron axe
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members only? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 33 coins
Low Alch 12 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 56 coins
Exchange price 38 coins (info)
Buy limit 40
Weight 1 kg
A woodcutter's axe.
Iron axe detail

The iron axe is the second weakest axe in Old School RuneScape, being slightly better than the bronze axe. It can be used in combat or in Woodcutting to cut trees. An iron axe has the same level requirements as a bronze axe, making it the better choice for new players.

Players can make an iron axe with the Smithing skill at level 16 using one iron bar, giving the player 25 Smithing experience. Players can purchase this axe from Bob's Brilliant Axes in Lumbridge and Aemad's Adventuring Supplies in Ardougne.

Prior to the random event update, iron axes could break from the ent random event, resulting in a broken axe.

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A player wielding an iron axe.
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
-2 +5 +3 +0 +0
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +1 +0 +0 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

Weapon slotlist

+7 0 0% +0
Monster attack speed 5

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles axe Combat style Type Experience
Chop Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Hack Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Smash Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Block Slash Defence and Hitpoints

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barbarian 9; 10; 15; 17 1 2; Common
Gunthor the brave 29 1 2; Common
H.A.M. Guard 12; 18; 22 1 2; Common
Ogre coffin N/A 1 2; Common
Scavenger beast N/A 1 2; Common
Skeletal miner 42 1 2; Common
Skeleton 13; 21; 22; 25; 42; 45; 60; 68; 775; 85 1 3; Uncommon