For other uses, see Steel Sword.

The Steel Sword is a one-handed weapon that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Design[edit | edit source]

The sword has a steel blade as to be expected, with some rugged designs on the bottom edges. The hilt appears to be made of a fine wood, with metal woven into it, while the base of the blade has complex line patterns, with some dark gray areas.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Unenchanted steel swords will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 2, and enchanted swords can be found at level 3. These locations include:

Fixed locations[edit | edit source]

  • A steel sword can be found sticking out of a pile of rocks at Rebel's Cairn.
  • A steel sword can be found on Alvor's fireplace in Riverwood, but it must be stolen.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

A steel sword requires the Steel Smithing perk to create. It can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with a steel ingot at a grindstone, and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Passing by a Hold Guard with a steel sword equipped may trigger the line, "Favor a Steel Sword do ya'? Good choice for slashing or stabbing."

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

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