- Blacksmiths and General Goods Merchants.
- Found as random loot in chests or as a world item.
- Carried by Bandits, Draugr, and Skeletons.
This means the armor cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to Fortify Smithing.