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Skyrim:Borvir's Dagger

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Unique Item: Borvir's Dagger (000ECD54)
Type One-handed Dagger
Editor ID POIMageBorvirsDagger
Damage Damage 8
Damage Damage 8 {{{health}}}
Speed 1.3
Speed 1.3 Reach 0.7
Weight Weight 4 Value Value 18
Quality Tempering Refined Moonstone
Quality Tempering Refined Moonstone Perk Elven Smithing
An Elven Dagger
Borvir and his dagger

Borvir's Dagger is the weapon found beside its late eponymous owner, Borvir, inside Journeyman's Nook. Its appearance and stats are identical to those of an elven dagger, only being notable due to its unique name and owner. As with all elven daggers, it requires one refined moonstone to temper, with the benefits of the tempering being doubled with the Elven Smithing perk.

The dagger's owner is one of the missing apprentices from the College of Winterhold. After going off on a private expedition to try to create a spectacular recipe for mead that could compete against the popular Honningbrew Mead, Borvir was killed by a volley of arrows inside Journeyman's Nook, having failed to complete his task.


  • This weapon was originally a quest item in the unused College of Winterhold quest, The Missing Apprentices. For each of the missing apprentices, an item that would be identified as belonging to them (such as this dagger) would be taken to Phinis Gestor, confirming their grim fate. Despite their quest not making it into the final game, the dagger and Borvir can still be found.