The Blades Sword is a one-handed sword that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Wielded by members of the Blades, these katana-like weapons can be obtained upon joining that faction, although its appearance differs from its variant in Oblivion. A light and quick weapon, it has base damage equal to the scimitar, Elven sword, Nord hero sword, and honed ancient Nord sword.


Unique variantsEdit


The Blades sword cannot be crafted, but it can be upgraded with a steel ingot at a grindstone and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


Weapon Quality

(One-Handed 25)

(One-Handed 100)



17 300


15 21 400


17 23 450


19 26 499


22 29 550


24 32 600


This section contains bugs related to Blades Sword (Skyrim). 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.
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  •  PC   360   PS3   The Blades sword may not place properly into a display case after being upgraded at a grindstone or may fall on the ground when leaving and re-entering the house.
  •  PS3   The Blades sword may be affected by the Fortify Restoration potion and may get extremely high damages.

See alsoEdit


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  • Blades sword bug

    2 messages
    • I cant upgrade my blades sword with both the steel smithing perk and the arcane blacksmith perk (because i enchanted  it) and it says you l...
    • If you can't upgrade because you enchanted that you means you don't have the "Arcane Smithing" perk which means you can...
  • Cannot duplicate the same result using blades swords

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    • I've made 3 blade swords (legendary) and the damage minus any buffs is 80 dmg, the default version is 31. but when I tried duplicating ...
    • Sounds like a glitch or a bug.
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