The Rune 2-handed Sword (commonly called a rune 2h or r2h) is the strongest 2-handed sword and third strongest overall melee weapon in RuneScape Classic. The Dragon axe and Dragon sword are stronger. It requires level 40 Attack to wield. It can be made from 3 runite bars by players with level 99 Smithing, yielding 225 Smithing experience.
In RuneScape 2, due to weapons having different speeds, it is usually only used as a knock-out weapon. However, since all weapons have the same speed in RuneScape Classic, it is commonly used for general combat, particularly to those who don't have access to dragon weapons, or when a shield is not necessary for additional armour points.
- The player Bluerose13x was the first player who was able to create a Rune 2-handed Sword after drinking a Dwarven Stout, achieving level 98 Smithing between 23 November 2001 and 30 November 2001.
- The Rune 2-handed Sword was one of the five original runite items, as revealed by cache data. Prior to the 26 July 2001 update the item was violet (#CC99b2). This was later changed to cyan (#00FFFF).