Blade of Haafingar is a semi-unique weapon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This weapon is one of several Thane weapons awarded after becoming Thane of the respective hold, in this case Haafingar.


All of the weapon's properties except the name are randomly generated.



The weapon's appearance matches that of a generic weapon of the same type and material. The weapon will also bear a colored glow and pattern appropriate to the enchantment.


The Blade of Haafingar is awarded by the Jarl of Solitude, Elisif the Fair, after the Dragonborn becomes an honorary Thane. To become Thane the following conditions must be met:


This weapon is semi-unique and may not be crafted; however, an identical version can be crafted with the generic material and a matching enchantment applied. The weapon may also be titled with the same name during enchanting.

The upgrade material is dependent on the material that was used in crafting the weapon.


  • This weapon serves as the badge of office for the Thane of Haafingar.
  • If a reload is performed, and the weapon is retrieved again, it will be the same. This means that there are unknown factors determining what weapon is generated. At higher levels iron is surprisingly the material of the weapon.
  • If the Blade of Haafingar is stored in the chest at the bottom of Jarl Elisif the Fair's bed and then one of the less important people in the Blue Palace is attacked (such as the chef or a servant), and the attacked runs to the Jarl and hides behind her, she will fight for the attacked. It appears that she is using the Blade of Haafingar as her weapon. If the chest is investigated now, the blade is not there.


This section contains bugs related to Blade of Haafingar. 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  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If six people of Haafingar were already helped prior to receiving the quest to become thane, the blade may not be granted or the quest will remain incomplete in the quest log.


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