- Blacksmiths and General Goods Merchants.
- Found as random loot in chests or as a world item.
- Carried by Bandits.
This means the armor cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to fortify Smithing.
- The Iron Banded Shield is worn by the Dragonborn in all pre-release trailers and artworks for the game.