The Woodsman's Friend is a unique iron battleaxe found in Falkreath Hold. It does slightly more damage than a normal iron battleaxe, but takes longer to swing. Because of this, it actually loses damage points overall.
The axe is located just southwest of the Conjurer's Altar and north of Pinewatch, near the body of a dead woodcutter. There are two sets of felled trees, it is located near the set of trees closest to Lake Ilinalta (on the southeastern side of the lake).
- Locate Pinewatch (Falkreath Hold)
- Follow the path north, through the pass and towards the lake
- Locate the first set of felled trees (just to the right of the trail)
- Optional* Go to the Conjurer's Altar to locate the second set of felled trees (closer to the shore)
- Walk along the felled trees
- Go to the alive tree on the left (closest to the rocks)
- The axe is in the grass (slightly hidden) at the base of the tree
The Woodsman's Friend cannot be upgraded at grindstones.
- This could be a reference to the book The Woodcutter's Wife.
- This could be a reference to the unique weapon "Highwayman's Friend" in Fallout 3.
- Another possible reference is the real world tool, the Woodman's Pal.
This section contains bugs related to The Woodsman's Friend. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- There is a possibility that "The Woodsman's Friend" may vanish when it is approached.
- If Serana resurrects the dead woodcutter, the axe may reappear repeatedly after being picked up.
- Hearthfire is installed, the dead woodcutter may not spawn, along with his axe. This is fixed in Skyrim: Remastered . If