"That iron sword's pretty undependable. You should try steel."
Hold Guard

The Iron Sword is a One-Handed weapon found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is one of the most common weapons available, and is one of the first the Dragonborn has access to.


Both enchanted and unenchanted swords are available throughout Skyrim at level 1. These locations include:


An Iron Sword 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.


  • The Hold Guards tend to say "Iron sword, eh? What are you killing, butterflies?" when the player passes by equipped with an iron sword.


  • It has a strong resemblence to the Viking sword +Ulfberh+t. Ironicly however, the +Ulfberh+t was made of steel rather than iron.

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