Leveling Up Your Smithing Fast and EasyEdit

The quickest way to level Smithing is to create Iron Daggers. Using the Blacksmith Whiterun, purchase Iron Ingots from her, and buy the leather too. You can then use these materials to create Iron Daggers, over and over, sell the Iron Daggers back to her and then rest 24 hours to repeat the same process. This can be expensive but Gold is easy to come by in Skyrim. You can also use this method to make easy gold.

Using a Tannery Rack or Smelter does not improve the Smithing skill.

You can use leather strips and leather to make leather gautlents also a good way to make gold.


Adept: Ghorza gra-Bagol
Expert: Balimund
Master: Eorlund Gray-Mane


The following is a list of books that raise the Smithing Skill:

Know LocationsEdit

Cherim's Heart of Anequina:

Heavy Armor Forging:

Light Armor Forging:

The Armorer's Challenge:

The Last Scabbard of Akrash:

  • Gallows Rock. After the quest "The Silver Hand" in the Companions, once waking up with Aela, go north a bit. Go south from the entrance until the path curves around towards north again. Go up to the middle area on the map until you hit the north end, where there's a locked door, and a hallway to the west. The book is on a table right outside the door.
  • Fort Sungard, in the Fort Sungard Muster, on a table in the room with all the weapons.
  • 330 ft SSE of Black-Briar Lodge