The bronze pickaxe is the weakest pickaxe in RuneScape. It can be used as a combat weapon or for Mining. Since it is the weakest pickaxe in the game, it mines at an incredibly slow rate, taking a minimum of 3.6 seconds to gather ore. Bronze pickaxes can be stored on the tool belt.
In addition, players can find two bronze pickaxes on top of the towers guarding the gate to Lumbridge Castle. Players can also find a bronze pickaxe respawn point in a house at Rimmington, on top of a crate inside of the Mining Guild building, in the underground prison in the Desert Mining Camp, and there is also one lying on a table inside a hut in Gunnarsgrunn. The Mining tutor used to provide bronze pickaxes for free, before the Personalised Shops update. Since the update, Bob's Brilliant Axes now provides free samples of bronze pickaxes once in a while, replacing the mining tutor.
A bronze pickaxe can sometimes be found inside barrels.
An unobtainable bronze pickaxe could be seen in a completely sealed-off chamber north of the Temple of Marimbo along with two human corpses.
Before the Evolution of Combat, the pickaxe stab and crush attacks used the opposite animations. Crush used the stab animation, and stab used the crush animation. This is because a pickaxe has a blunt head instead of a point, and the sides are pointed.