A broken axe (dragon) is a dragon hatchet (dragon axe at the time) that was broken by an entrandom event. Broken dragon axes could be fixed at Bob's Brilliant Axes in south Lumbridge for 1,800 coins. If broken while wielding in the weapon slot, it could still be held. However, it no longer had its special attack and was significantly weaker than its fixed counterpart. During this item's existence, when used in combat it would have the sound of a wooden stabbing weapon instead of the usual slashing sound of the Dragon hatchet. This was probably due to axes of lower tier having wooden handles.
The broken axe was removed with the removing of the ent random event effective 25 February2009. This is now a discontinued item, and all in existence have since been automatically repaired.