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Iron Sword (Skyrim)

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Iron Sword
Iron Sword
Base Damage:
7 DamageIcon
9 WeightIcon
Base Value:
25 GoldIcon
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: Iron Ingot
Perk: None
FormID: 00012EB7
For other uses, see Iron Sword.
"That iron sword's pretty undependable. You should try steel."
Hold Guard

The Iron Sword is a one-handed weapon that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is among the most common and weakest of all weapons available, and is one of the first weapons to which the Dragonborn has access to.


Both enchanted and unenchanted swords are available throughout Skyrim at level 1. These locations include:


An iron sword can be crafted without acquiring any Smithing perks. It can be forged at a blacksmith's forge using the following components:

It can be upgraded with an iron ingot at a grindstone, however it does not benefit from any Smithing perks.


  • The Hold Guards tend to say "Iron sword, eh? What are you fighting, butterflies?", " That iron sword's pretty undependable. You should try steel", or "Pigsticker like that's not going to get you far. Best visit the blacksmith." if the Dragonborn has an iron sword equipped.


  • The Iron Sword is the first weapon the Dragonborn can pick up if Hadvar is followed. It is found in the room where the Dragonborn's bindings are removed.
  • In Ysgramor's Tomb, a broken iron sword can be found.

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