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

The Iron Dagger is a one-handed weapon that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is one of the most common weapons available throughout Skyrim, and among the first weapons to which the Dragonborn has access. A large amount of Skyrim's civilian population wield iron daggers.


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


An iron dagger 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 of the Smithing perks.


  • Whenever something is pinned to a table or wall, such as notes or books, it is usually with an iron dagger.
  • Iron daggers can sometimes be found on tables with food, which implies that they might be used to eat with.
  • Iron daggers have the weakest base damage of any weapon, other than forks, knivespractice arrows, the wooden sword, and phantom sword.
  • A fine iron dagger can be obtained for free very early in the game by talking to Alvor and requesting to work with his forge.
  • The Dragonborn can give iron daggers to their children if the Hearthfire DLC is installed. 
  • The Dragonborn uses an iron dagger in the animation following the activation of a tanning rack.
  • To activate the Blood Seal in the quest Alduin's Wall, the Dragonborn cuts their hand with an iron dagger.
  • An iron dagger can be found in any area where the Black Sacrament has been performed.

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