- Sold by blacksmiths and general goods merchants.
- Wielded by various characters and enemies.
- Found as random loot in chests or as a world item throughout Skyrim.
- Northwatch Keep after level 27 – on a weapon rack in the room where Thorald Gray-Mane is kept captive in the quest "Missing in Action."
- Morwen's HouseDR, inside a locked display case.
It can be upgraded with a refined malachite ingot at a grindstone. The Glass Smithing perk doubles its improvement.
- The glass war axe's head is identical to the head of the glass arrow.
- When holstered, the right blade clips with the Dragonborn's arm.