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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.

Combat styles

CombatStyles axe.png 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 monsters

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