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Hatchet handle was removed from Old School RuneScape after an update.
Hatchet handle
Axe handle
Release date 2 February 2004 (Update)
Removal date 11 September 2014 (Update)
Members only? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 0 coins
Low Alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 0 coins
Weight 0.1  kg
Useless without the head.

Hatchet handles were items created through a random event that caused axe heads to fly off while Woodcutting. This event was removed in an update in July 2007, but a similar event that affected pickaxes remained. Axe heads and handles were either re-attached or deleted to prevent them from becoming discontinued items.

The random event which caused axe heads and handles was removed by Jagex after much negativity from players on the official forums. Many were upset over the fact that dragon hatchet heads, worth a few million, could fly off and be lost if the player wasn't paying attention or had connection problems. The events also caused many annoyances as eagle-eyed players picked up the flying handle or head and then ransomed it back to the original owner so they could get their axe back. Incidents such as this contributed to the eventual deletion of this event. At first this item couldn't be requipped once it was unequipped but that was added in an update, they also didn't make a very good weapon as they had no stats.

Trivia Edit

  • When they, along with pickaxe handles, were removed from the game, anyone who owned one was given a random event gift either in their inventory or bank, depending on where it was when the update occurred.
  • Two of the guards on on the first floor of Port Sarim's Jail appear to wield these.

See also Edit

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Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Weapon slotlist

+0 0 0% +0
Unknown Attack Speed (edit)

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