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Skyrim:Notched Pickaxe

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Unique Item: Notched Pickaxe (001019d4)
Type One-handed War Axe
Editor ID dunVolunruudPickaxe
Damage Damage 5
Damage Damage 5 {{{health}}}
Speed 1.3
Speed 1.3 Reach 0.7
Weight Weight 10 Value Value 303
Quality Tempering Iron Ingot
Quality Tempering Iron Ingot Perk
Raises the wielder's Smithing abilities, and does 5 shock damage to enemies on hit:
Charge/Cost = Uses 500/11=45
Notched Pickaxe
The Notched Pickaxe at the Throat of the World

The Notched Pickaxe is a special pickaxe found stuck into the peak of the Throat of the World. It has the unique enchantment Smithing Expertise, which boosts the Smithing skill while it is equipped, and does five points of shock damage when it is used as a weapon. Tempering the Notched Pickaxe requires an iron ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk.


  • Strangely, the editor ID for this item is "dunVolunruudPickaxe", suggesting it originally had some connection to Volunruud.
  • This pickaxe was named after the creator of Minecraft, "Notch".
  • There are two ebony and two malachite ore veins nearby the pickaxe.


  • Despite being a unique item, the Notched Pickaxe can be disenchanted.
  • The enchantment on the Notched Pickaxe restores damage to your Smithing skill rather than enhancing it.
  • For unknown reasons, the pickaxe may be missing when you reach the peak of the Throat of the World.