The rune scimitar is a scimitar made of runite that requires level 40 Attack to wield and is the strongest available scimitar in the game. It can be created from two runite bars by players with level 90 Smithing, yielding 150 Smithing experience, or acquired as a rare drop from Fire Giants. The weapon itself is not very popular amongst players, as players with level 40 Attack often choose to wear a Rune 2-handed Sword due to its superior stats. Players who want to wield a shield alongside their weapon often choose for the much stronger rune long sword and rune battle axe, especially since the first can be bought directly from the Scavvo's Rune Store inside the Champions' Guild.
Within the game this item is named the rune Scimitar, being one of the several items in RuneScape Classic with abnormal capitalisation.
- While the rune scimitar is not very popular among Runescape Classic players, they are widely used in RuneScape 2 where their main advantage is weapon speed. All weapons in Classic have the same speed.