The dragon scimitar was not actually released until almost four months after the Monkey Madness quest, on 29 March2005. Six days later on 4 April, it was announced that the special attack of the dragon scimitar was not working as intended and could not be fixed. It was changed to the old special attack on that day.
On 23 July2009, five days before the scheduled update, the dragon scimitar image in the Grand Exchange Database was replaced by the new model. Players found the image and posted about it in the RuneScape Forums, making it widely known before Jagex removed the image a few hours later. Five days later, the image was once again put up along with the official release.
On 10 August2009, an update enlarged the blade of the dragon scimitar and gave it a more red-plastic colour and a metallic luster effect.
On 15 June2010, an update enabled players that had completed Monkey Madness to buy dragon scimitars from Dealga in the Varrock Sword Shop for 100,000 coins.
The z-buffering update changed the way the scimitar was held so that it is held horizontally like it was before the update. It was updated on 1 December2010.
If the player asked Zeke to sell them a Dragon scimitar, he would say,"Seriously, you'll be a monkey's uncle before you'll ever hold a dragon scimitar." and interestingly enough, in the Monkey Madness quest (the quest a player must complete to wield a dragon scimitar), players have to play the role of a monkey's uncle to complete a certain part of the quest.