|Release||2 February 2004 (Update)|
|Removal||17 July 2007 (Update)|
|High alch||0 coins|
|Low alch||0 coins|
The rune hatchet head was part of the discontinued axe head random event, in which the hatchet head flew off the handle while the player was Woodcutting. To fix it, the player had to collect it off the ground and reattach it to the handle. A similar thing used to happen to players while Mining, only with a pickaxe head and pickaxe handle. In 2007, Jagex removed this random event and all hatchet heads were removed from the game. When they were removed, they were still called axe head, but all axe-related items were changed to say hatchets on 1 April 2009 to avoid confusion, and this included discontinued items.