For other uses, see Ebony Dagger.
Main article: Ebony Weapons (Skyrim)

The Ebony Dagger is a one-handed weapon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Unenchanted ebony daggers will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 36, and enchanted daggers may be found at level 37. These locations include:

Fixed locationsEdit


An ebony dagger requires a Smithing level of 80 and the Ebony Smithing perk to create. It is made at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

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

Unique variantsEdit


This section contains bugs related to Ebony Dagger (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.
  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   It will remain equipped even while the Dragonborn is transformed into a Werewolf.
  •  PC   360   PS3   The dagger has a speed of 1, not the standard dagger speed of 1.3.


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