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Once you see the thick blades as I do, you cannot unsee them... Unless you install this mod.

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Author: MadCat221 ([email protected])

Version: 1.0.5

April 28, 2012

1. Introduction
2: Installation
3. Version History


A lot of the weapons are... thick. Abnormally thick. "Not a cutting edge" thick. I know that blades can't be as thin as they are in real life on account of them otherwise disappearing because of pixel aliasing, but COME ON! These aren't supposed to look like LARP weapons!

This mod goes through a lot of the 1stperson meshes for many weapons (mainly swords, but some axes too) and thins them. Probably not to the level of real life, but enough so they actually look like... yaknow... *swords*.

Weapons affected:

various Iron weapons (Dagger, Claymore, War Axe, Battle Axe)
Akaviri Katana
Steel Dagger
Dwarven blades (sword, dagger, greatsword)
Ebony Dagger, Ebony Sword, Ebony War Axe, Ebony Battleaxe, Ebony Greatsword
Daedric Blades, Daedric Axes (Battle Axe provided as example of the absurd thickness)
Bound Weapons (Sword, Battleaxe)
Mehrunes' Razor (Shouldn't it be... yaknow... *razor* thin?)
Nightingale Blade
Blade of Woe
Silver Sword/Greatsword
Steel Battleaxe, Draugr/NordHero Sword/Greatsword
Falmer Sword
Rueful Axe
Elven Battleaxe
Glass Greatsword

Dawnguard War Axe (normal, rune)
Dragonbone Dagger, Sword, Battleaxe, Greatsword

Nordic Carved War Axe
Stalhrim Sword, War Axe, Greatsword, Battleaxe

I may do more later.

Note that I copied over all the 1stperson-grade meshes to cover the non-1stperson meshes. Higher scene polycount will ensue (though hopefully not noticeable on framerate unless you have an ancient machine).

I also included some positioning fixes for the 1stperson Dwarven War Axe, and also fixed the missing scabbard for the NPC dwarven sword.


Unpack the Meshes folder into your Skyrim\Data folder, or use Nexus Mod Manager to square it away for you.


Initial Release.

v1.0.1 (May 2, 2012):
Added Bound Sword and Battle Axe, Added Iron Dagger, Claymore, War Axe, and Battle Axe.

v1.0.2 (May 3, 2012):
Re-set the blood splatter meshes on the Iron Dagger, Greatsword, and Battleaxe to be hidden again. Oops...

v1.0.3 (June 21, 2012):
Added Akaviri Katana.

v1.0.4 (July 26, 2012):
Added Blade of Woe, Silver Sword, Silver Greatsword, Steel Battleaxe, Draugr/NordHero Sword, Draugr/NordHero Greatsword, Ebony Sword, Ebony Dagger, Ebony War Axe, Ebony Battleaxe, Ebony Greatsword, Falmer Sword, Rueful Axe, Scimitar.

v1.0.5 (September 21, 2012)
Added Elven battleaxe and Glass greatsword. Also fixed weird non-welded seam down the Glass greatsword's cutting edge. Copied over all files to fill the non-1stperson files so NPCs have de-LARP-ified weapons as well.