The Wooden Sword is a one-handed sword added in The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire. It is a toy weapon meant to be given as a gift to adopted children, although it can be used in normal combat. It has the second lowest base damage of any weapon, after the Fork. Its effectiveness can be improved through Smithing and enchanting.


When given to an adopted child, as with any other gift, the Gift of Charity ability is granted.



The Wooden Sword cannot be crafted, but it can be upgraded with one piece of firewood at a grindstone. It does not benefit from any Smithing perks and therefore cannot be improved to "Legendary" quality without the use of enchantments or Smithing potions.


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  • Improved weapons for children

    3 messages
    • I don't think so if im correct they only use it on a practise dummy.
    • i've seen a video of a child accidentally killing kit by accident while slicing at a training/practice dummy, but i don't th...
  • Wooden Sword Disappear

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    • Things in cupboards and other containers are usually random, they do get picked from a set list depending on the container so your probably lik...
    • I own a wood sword in real life. I got it at a Renaissance Fair a while ago.
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