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Base Damage:
11 DamageIcon
10 WeightIcon
Base Value:
5 GoldIcon
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: Steel Ingot
Perk: Steel Smithing
FormID: 0007A91A
"Do you see those warriors from Hammerfell? They've got curved swords. Curved. Swords."

The Scimitar is a somewhat rare, curved sword that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Its damage is equal to that of an Elven sword, only it is lighter and less valuable.


The scimitar typically cannot be purchased from a merchant or blacksmiths. However, there are several locations where one may be found:



Though the scimitar cannot be forged by the Dragonborn, it can be upgraded with a steel ingot at a grindstone, and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement. 


  • Hold guards seem fascinated about the Alik'r and their weapons, expressing surprise at their use of curved swords: "Did you see those warriors from Hammerfell? They've got curved swords. Curved. Swords."


This section contains bugs related to Scimitar. 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  ,  PS3  ,  PC  .
  3. If a fix to the bug is known, please provide it, but avoid use of first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board and not the article.
  • If the scimitar is the second weapon to be placed on a weapon rack or shield plaque, it will be in the correct alignment, but much higher up than the other weapon.
    • Placing the scimitar first avoids this issue.


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