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Blades Sword
Base Damage:
11 DamageIcon
10 WeightIcon
Base Value:
300 GoldIcon
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: Steel Ingot
FormID: 0003AEB9
The Blades Sword is a One-Handed sword that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Wielded by members of The Blades, these katana-like weapons can be obtained upon joining that faction. A light and quick weapon, it has base damage equal to the Scimitar and Elven Sword.


The equipment used by the Blades was issued exclusively to members of their order and is said to have been imbued with magical properties, and is even said by some to be of Akaviri descent. The organization has long since passed into legend in the eyes of the greater populace, though their deeds and reputation have outlived the ages in song and tale.


The Blades were the first organization commissioned by the Emperor of Tamriel during the First Era as royal guards and dragonslayers. As such, their weapons and armor were made with special materials than rendered them virtually invulnerable to conventional weapons of the time. The Blades used a variety of weapons at the height of their glory, consisting mainly of light one-handed weapons that could be wielded with ease such as swords, maces, and war axes, though there were those who preferred the heavier and much more lethal weapons like battleaxes and war hammers.

The construction of these weapons was simple, yet extremely durable. Instead of using more pliable metals like iron or steel, the Blades used a mixture of rare ores to create a material known only through historical literature as draconis bladesium, a metal said to be as strong as dragonscale and bone, the recipe for which has been lost to the ages. Apparently, the smiths trained in the creation of the stuff took their knowledge to the grave. Like most Akaviri weapons, they are very similar to Japanese weapons.

It is assumed that quicksilver, stalhrim, moonstone, and ebony–some of the rarest metals–were used in the smithing of the Blades' equipment, on account of its sheen and apparent indestructibility. The armor never seems to scratch and the weapons don't appear to dull from age or use.


Unique variantsEdit


The Blades sword cannot be crafted, but it can be upgraded with a Steel Ingot at a grindstone and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


Weapon Quality

(One-Handed 25)

(One-Handed 100)



17 300


15 21 400


17 23 450


19 26 499


22 29 550


24 32 600


This section contains bugs related to Blades Sword (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , and  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC   360   PS3  The Blades sword may not place properly into a display case after being upgraded at a grindstone or may fall on the ground when leaving and re-entering the house.
  •  PS3   The Blades sword may be affected by the Fortify Restoration potion and may get extremely high damages.


See alsoEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Blades Sword (Skyrim)

  • strange respawning bug

    2 messages
    • every now and then blades swords respawn if you have them in your inventory when you enter Sky Haven Temple. funny thing is that respawned swo...
    • so they respawn where you found them? or do they dupe in your inventory? and on what platform?
  • Blades sword bug

    • I cant upgrade my blades sword with both the steel smithing perk and the arcane blacksmith perk (because i enchanted  it) and it says you l...
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