For other uses, see Shovel.

The Shovel is a miscellaneous item in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There are two known shovel variants that exist in Skyrim. Both shovels have a weight of four and a value of three.


Both are designed for shoveling ore or coal into a smelter or a forge, as they both are flat blade models.

Other than the smelter animation, the shovel has no further use.



  • A shovel can be found on the sides of carriages, however they cannot be interacted with by the Dragonborn.
  • Multiple shovels are found in northern regions, such as Windhelm, indicating that they are used by the natives to shovel snow.