For other uses, see Iron Battleaxe.
Main article: Iron Weapons (Skyrim)

The Iron Battleaxe is a two-handed weapon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is one of the most common weapons available, being among the first to which the Dragonborn has access.


Both enchanted and unenchanted battleaxes are available throughout Skyrim from level 1. These locations include:


An iron battleaxe can be crafted without any Smithing perks. It can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with an iron ingot at a grindstone; however, it does not benefit from any Smithing perks.

Unique variantsEdit


  • The iron battleaxe's appearance closely resembles real-world French boarding axes.[citation needed]


Start a Discussion Discussions about Iron Battleaxe (Skyrim)

  • Blade Thickness - Too damn steep

    3 messages
    • I've been thinking about that too. In all honesty, the majority of gamers would rather see a big, intimidating weapon rather than a realis...
    • Yeah, it's as Ottoman says: the aesthetics take priority over realism. But there are some mods available that do a fine job of giving ...
  • Iron battle axe stuck in inventory

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    • I'm getting back into the game after several months on hiatus. I have this iron battle axe in my inventory that I can't drop or se...
    • It doesn't actually add weight if it is a quest item. Check your quests. It is probably a miscellaneous quest about delivering the axe...
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