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Steel Sword (Skyrim)

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Steel Sword
Steel Sword
Base Damage:
8 DamageIcon
10 WeightIcon
Base Value:
45 GoldIcon
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: Steel Ingot
Perk: Steel Smithing
FormID: 00013989
For other uses, see Steel Sword.

The Steel Sword is a one-handed weapon that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


The sword has a steel blade as to be expected, with some rugged designs on the bottom edges. The hilt appears to be made of a fine wood, with metal woven into it, while the base of the blade has complex line patterns, with some dark gray areas.


Unenchanted steel swords will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 2, and enchanted swords can be found at level 3. These locations include:

Fixed locationsEdit

  • A steel sword can be found sticking out of a pile of rocks at Rebel's Cairn.
  • On Alvor's fireplace in Riverwood, but it must be stolen.


A steel sword requires the Steel Smithing perk to create. It can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with a steel ingot at a grindstone, and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.



  • Passing by a Hold Guard with a steel sword equipped may trigger the line, "Favor a Steel Sword do ya'? Good choice for slashing or stabbing."

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