Unenchanted variants can be found throughout Skyrim from level 2, and enchanted variants can be found from level 3.
Locations include:

  • Blacksmiths and general goods merchants.
  • Wielded by various characters and enemies.
  • Found randomly in loot containers, or as a world item throughout Skyrim.

Smithing recipe

Crafting the item requires a smithing level of 20 and the Steel Smithing perk. It can be made at a forge with the following materials: