The fine steel shortsword is lighter than the ordinary steel shortsword and does more damage. While it has less reach than the standard Steel Longsword, it causes the same base damage and swings faster, making it a good close in melee weapon.
- Fine Steel weapons are sold in shops at level four.
- A short sword can be found in Francois Motierre's home in Chorrol near the Fighters Guild. Motierre is a Dark Brotherhood client, who can be encountered further in the Dark Brotherhood questline.