|Release date||9 July 2003 (Update)|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||A decent-enough weapon gone rusty.|
Rusty swords are broken swords that need repair. They may be taken to Tindel Marchant at the harbour of Port Khazard in the Antiques Shop Stall to be polished and made into usable swords for 100 coins or repaired on a whetstone in a player-owned-house. However, using a whetstone holds the risk of the sword breaking. When fixed, you will receive a random sword, from bronze to rune, with iron being the most common. This can be beneficial for lower level players who are low on cash. Successfully repairing a rusty sword gives 25 Smithing experience.
Before an update in 2006 that removed finding items in random locations such as boxes, hay bales, and chests, they could be found by repeatedly searching boxes, along with other useless junk like buttons, broken armour, needles, and a few coins. This led some players to spend a lot of time searching the boxes by Tindel Marchant for rusty swords, and then having Tindel fix them. However, after the update, this was no longer possible.
Dropping monsters Edit
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity H.A.M. guard 12,18,22 1 Common
Ways to obtain Edit
- Pickpocketing H.A.M. members
- Killing H.A.M. guards
- Digging at the Digsite
- Ogre Coffins
- Fishing Trawler
The type of sword produced from the whetstone increases with your Crafting level: 1-10 bronze, 11-20 iron, etc. Note that this only raises the percent of you getting the sword you want. For example, if you are Level 1 Crafting you still can obtain a rune sword but your chances are slim.