Unenchanted Orcish battleaxes will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 6, and enchanted battleaxes can be found at level 7. 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 orichalcum ingot at a grindstone, and also benefits from the Orcish Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.