Both enchanted and unenchanted battleaxes are available throughout Skyrim from level 1. These locations include:
- Blacksmiths and general goods merchants.
- Wielded by various characters and enemies.
- Found as random loot in chests or as a world item throughout Skyrim.
It can be upgraded with an iron ingot at a grindstone; however, it does not benefit from any Smithing perks.
- The iron battleaxe's appearance closely resembles real-world French boarding axes.