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Ebony Sword
Base Damage:
13 DamageIcon
15 WeightIcon
Base Value:
720 GoldIcon
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: Ebony Ingot
Perk: Ebony Smithing
FormID: 000139B1
Not to be confused with Ebony Blade (Skyrim).
"Aye, now that there's a beautiful sword. Like a sliver of midnight."
Hold Guard[src]

Ebony Sword is a one-handed sword that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


The entire weapon seems to be made out of ebony, with the blade area having the thinnest amount, and the hilt with the thickest. The right side of the blade seems to have complex designs of lines and swirls, while the left side does contain similar designs, though to a lesser extent. The hilt appears to have a large amount of ebony tied around to ensure a tight grip, with an area that contains more ebony on top, most likely for precision.


Unenchanted ebony swords will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 36, and enchanted swords can be found at level 37. These locations include:


The ebony sword requires a Smithing level of 80 and the Ebony Smithing perk to create. It is made at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with an ebony ingot at a grindstone and also benefits from the Ebony Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


This section contains bugs related to Ebony Sword. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3  If this weapon is placed in a display case, it doesn't get placed in the middle of the case, but instead it is placed further to the right and the handle sticks out of the side of the case.
  •  PC   360   PS3  An unenchanted Ebony Sword or other ebony weapons can be found on King Olaf at lower levels.
  • Sometimes if an NPC is equipping a helmet and the Dragonborn beheads him, his head will fall from the body. But if the Dragonborn takes his helmet, his head will return to the body.

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