For other uses, see Steel War Axe.

The Steel War Axe is a one-handed weapon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


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



Crafting a war axe requires the Steel Smithing perk. 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.

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