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Dwarven army axe (hatchet) detail

The Dwarven army axe is a tool that serves as a steel hatchet, steel pickaxe, needle, tinderbox, chisel, knife, and low-level slash one-handed weapon, in one item. It has no requirements to wield. Its damage is a bit higher than that of the Iron longsword, but its hit bonus is lower with the speed and damage type the same. This cannot be added to the toolbelt and if it is equipped, it will use this tool instead of the pickaxe or axe in the toolbelt (even if it's higher tier than this).

Although non-members can possess the Dwarven army axe, only members can wield it. It used to be given to all players during the tutorial after saving the people in the mine during the Troll Warzone tutorial sub-quest 'Machinery Of War' from Linza, one of the miners. You could receive another one from Major Mary Rancour who is located in Burthorpe should you lose it. Players who have not obtained it prior to the removal of Machinery Of War can obtain it from him by asking for "free stuff". 

When cutting a normal tree, you have a chance of receiving a wooden knot. This can be crafted into an unfinished brooch. When mining copper or tin ore, you can receive an uncut lapis lazuli gem. This can be cut into a lapis lazuli gem. The two can be combined into a Lapis lazuli brooch.

Combat StatsDwarven army axe equipped
Skill requirements
Attack MeleeWeapon slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.0 seconds
Attack speed fast

Bonus experienceEdit

After going through areas of the Troll Warzone, the citizens will give you pieces that improve experience in certain skills if you have it in your inventory or equipped. This bonus experience will be given all throughout RuneScape. Every action listed below will grant 3 more experience when the axe is wielded. The quest is no longer needed to gain the additional experience.

Icon Skill Resource types
Mining-icon Mining Copper and Tin
Crafting-icon Crafting Soft leather items and Soft clay
Cooking-icon Cooking Anything, except cheese
Hunter-icon Hunter Polar kebbits and Crimson swifts
Woodcutting-icon Woodcutting Normal logs and Oak logs
Firemaking-icon Firemaking Normal and Oak logs
Fletching-icon Fletching Adding Bronze and Iron arrowheads


  • Before the Evolution of Combat, this weapon used to have a special attack. Even after the return of special attacks, Dwarven army axe's special attack was not reinstated.
  • Previously, it was possible for the Dwarven army to switch to "pickaxe" and "mace" forms as a stab and crush weapon.
  • Its name is a reference to the Swiss Army Knife, a special pocket knife that houses a variety of different everyday tools such as scissors, a corkscrew, and even a can opener.
  • Originally, the Swiss Army Knife was given out to all members by an NPC near the southwest Varrock mine


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