Unenchanted Orcish battleaxes will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 6, and enchanted battleaxes can be found at level 7. They can very rarely be found as random loot as early as level 2. 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.