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Released4 January 2001 (Update)
Sells itemsBob's Brilliant Axes.
Quest The Lost Tribe
Death to the Dorgeshuun
OptionsTalk-to, Trade, Repair
ExamineAn expert on axes.
Advanced data
NPC ID10619, hist2812
Bob chathead.png

Bob is the owner of Bob's Brilliant Axes in southern Lumbridge. Players can pay Bob to repair damaged Barrows equipment. However, many players prefer to repair their Barrows armour at an armour stand in a player-owned house because it is usually cheaper depending on the player's Smithing level.

Bob is also featured briefly in the Death to the Dorgeshuun quest, which shows him to dislike the Dorgeshuun. Believing Zanik to be a violent goblin, he screams at the player and Zanik to leave his store. He also expresses displeasure at having the Gnome Child in his store during the 20th Anniversary event, initially saying that he "does not serve their kind", before being flattered after the Gnome Child mistook him for Robert the Strong.

He is one of the people in Lumbridge that can be approached about the disturbance to the castle basement wall in The Lost Tribe.

Bob was one of the Lumbridge citizens to be attacked by a monkey during the 2021 Birthday event.

Stock[edit | edit source]

Sells at: 100.0% • Buys at: 60.0% • Change per: 2.0%
in stock
sold at
bought at
Bronze pickaxe.pngBronze pickaxe51m Coins 1.png 1Coins 1.png 0Coins 25.png 84
Bronze axe.pngBronze axe101m Coins 5.png 16Coins 5.png 9Coins 25.png 84
Iron axe.pngIron axe52m Coins 25.png 56Coins 25.png 33Coins 25.png 99
Steel axe.pngSteel axe34m Coins 100.png 200Coins 100.png 120Coins 25.png 76
Iron battleaxe.pngIron battleaxe51m Coins 100.png 182Coins 100.png 109Coins 25.png 86
Steel battleaxe.pngSteel battleaxe22m Coins 250.png 650Coins 250.png 390Coins 100.png 229
Mithril battleaxe.pngMithril battleaxe130m Coins 1000.png 1,690Coins 1000.png 1,014Coins 1000.png 1,074

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
17 March 2021

Bob (2021 Birthday event) was replaced with the regular Bob. Bob's NPC ID changed to 10619.

17 February 2021

Bob was removed from the world and replaced with a nameless NPC in the game's cache. Bob (2021 Birthday event) took his place in the world for the 2021 Birthday event.

21 May 2015
(update | poll)

Bob gained a right-click option to repair Barrows equipment.

13 June 2013
(update | poll)

Bob and the other item repairers can now repair all your Barrows kit in a single transaction.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Bob (historical).png
29 March 2004 –
June-November 2004
June-November 2004 –

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A comment was written by Mod John A, the main developer of Death to the Dorgeshuun, in the RuneScript code for Bob's dialogue during the quest, which states "Bob is a crazy racist!"[1]
  • Bob's statement that he doesn't "serve their kind", in reference to the gnome child, may be a reference to the film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, in which a similar statement is made towards C-3PO by the bartender of the Mos Eisley cantina.
  • The painting inside Bob's Brilliant Axe's may be a reference to Bob Ross's "Distant Mountains" painting, as the framing and subject are nearly identical.
  • As a child, Bob was sent to the Varrock Museum by his father, hoping he'd follow the path of academia. The museum instead assigned him to preserve and repair Third Age Armour, a skill he picked up rather quickly. In the May 2022 edition of the Postbag from the Hedge, he credits this experience as the reason he is able to repair ancient and exotic armours such as those dropped by the Barrows Brothers.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 2 January 2021. (Archived from the original on 9 January 2021.) Mod Ash: "The developer's intention, in Death to the Dorgeshuun, was very clearly for Bob to be racist: [1]"