Elder Scrolls

Add New Page

Elder Scrolls

Knife (Skyrim weapon)

51,460pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk11 Share
For other uses, see Knife.

The Knife is a rare one-handed weapon found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

In appearance, it is the same as a standard dinner knife. However, it is unique in that, unlike other knives, it can be equipped as a weapon.

If the appropriate perks are selected, the knife's magnitude of damage dealt will raise like any other weapon, albeit insignificantly, due to its already low base damage of 2. It cannot be upgraded at a grindstone, though it can be enchanted.

Known locationsEdit

  • Honeyside in Riften – After purchasing the porch upgrade, the Dragonborn can find both the fork and knife weapon variants on the table outside.
  • East Empire Company Warehouse – Can be found on the second floor, sitting on a crate.
  • Faldar's Tooth – It is located in the dining area, near a fireplace and plenty of dog meat. Stored on the bottom shelf, in a pile of both non-interactable forks and knives.
  • Near High Hrothgar – If the Dragonborn enters the courtyard area and walk straight up the stairs, then jump over the stone wall on the left, they can walk along the cliffs before eventually coming to a small ledge (under a wooden bridge) with a fork and knife. The Dragonborn may not be able to pick these items up unless they can move them using magic, such as the Unrelenting Force shout.


  • Redwater Den – A fork and a knife sitting on a table next to a bottle of Black-Briar Mead.
  • Volkihar Keep – It is found sitting on a table with other various torture tools.
  • Volkihar Ruins – Three knives and two forks can be found piled on a shelf near the ground by the entrance.



  • Bristleback Cave – Half way into the cave after fighting many Rieklings, one will find a table with two knives and a fork.
  • Haknir's Shoal – On a plate next to one of the tents together with a fork and some tongs.
  • Fort Frostmoth – On a table in the boss room next to the boss chest. 
  • Bloodskal Barrow – In the southern tower, one on a table and one stuck in a wall, marked by blood.


This section contains bugs related to Knife (Skyrim weapon). 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.
  • In third person, knives will appear invisible upon equipping them. It will look like there is nothing in one's hand; however, an enchanted fork or knife will be visible in its sheath and one's hand while equipped.
  •  360   Switching to the knife may cause the camera to look straight up.
  • Like many other weapons, the knife will glitch around the room when one attempts to place it on a weapon rack or holder.
  •  360   Occasionally, the knife will fail to appear in its place in the East Empire Company Warehouse.
  • Sometimes, swinging the weapon will cause the Dragonborn to disappear for a quick second.

See alsoEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Knife (Skyrim weapon)

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.