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

The Iron War Axe 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 to which the Dragonborn has access.

Location[edit | edit source]

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

Fixed locations[edit | edit source]

  • On the corpse of Gunjar at the beginning of the game if Ralof is followed.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

An Iron War Axe 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.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Iron War Axe is the first weapon the Dragonborn can pick up if Ralof is followed. It is found on Gunjar's body in the room where the Dragonborn's bindings are removed.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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