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This mod is inspired by "Dual Sheath Redux" by Neovalen which is only available on Oldrim. This will show your equipped left hand weapon on your back or hip and equipped shield on your back when you are not in combat.

Permissions and credits
I really liked Dual Sheath Redux by Neovalen for Oldrim so I decided to recreate it for SSE. This mod uses the same mesh design as DSR but the script is entirely my own work.

Just like DSR this mod requires left hand models to function.

When creating this mod I hoped to find a way to automatically generate left hand models for all the weapons and shields you have install by running some kind of script but I could not find any tool that programmatically modified nif files. Long after I created this mod cskriffin published All Geared Up Derivative SE - AllGUD that included an xEdit script to do just that. Turns out that xEdit could do just what I wanted but it wasn't documented anywhere.

The best way to use this mod is to install just the mod without any of the included models then follow the instructions from Vyxenne in the first sticky post.

I would love to create a single xEdit script that incorporates both left hand model generation and patch generation but creating and testing the scripts take a great deal to time which I don't really have now.

If you don't want to run any script then you can install the models that come with this mod. See the "Models Included" section below.


You will need SKSE64, JContainers SE, SkyUI, and XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special Extended - XPMSSE. For the targeted debugging options you will also need PapyrusUtil SE. If you are not using targeted debugging the you will not need PapyrusUtil SE. The only other required plugin is Skyrim.esm.


UPDATING: If you're updating it's best to completely remove this mod.  From the MCM menu disable the mod then save. Remove this mod then reload your save. You should get a warning about missing content. Click "Yes" and let the game load. Make a new save. That should be enough but to be sure you could run FallrimTools on the last save file.

1) Follow the SKSE64 installation instructions here STEAM Community - SKSE64 Installation Guide or see this video by Gopher.
2) Install JContainesrs.
3) (optional) Install PapyrusUtil SE
4) Install XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special  Extended:
a) (optional) Install RaceMenu.
b) Install Fores New Idles in Skyrim SE - FNIS SE
c) Install XP32 Maximum Skeleton Special  Extended:
5) Install SkyUI.
6) Install Ecotone Dual Sheath.

Make sure that "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" comes after "Ecotone Dual Sheath.esl" in the loader order. Other then that load order shouldn't matter but more testing is need to see if there are any load order issues. You don't need all the above mods installed, just the ones you want.

For some people it doesn't work right away after installing. If that happens you need to go into the SkyUI menu and reset the mod. If that doesn't work try disabling the mod, give it about 30 seconds, then enable the mod again.


This mod doesn't come with any animations but XP32 Skeleton has good animations included an there are other animations that may work as well. You should try them and choose the ones you like best. Make sure you run FNIS after installing new animations .


This mod uses armor slots 60 and 44 by default but you can choose different slots by running the patcher script. This mod will conflict with other mods that do similar things such as Auto Unequip Shield to Back and Visible Favorited Gear and anything else that uses armor slot 60 or 44 (or the slots you choose). Other then that I don't think it will conflict with other mods but there are too many to test them all. Only time will tell.

Models Included
If you wish to use pre-created models instead of the preferred method from above you can install the left hand, shield, and staff models that are included with the mod and/or models from from other mods. Keep in mind when installing models not included in this list you must run the patcher script.

Included in this mod is support for the following weapons and armor. The models are create by me or ported to SSE by me unless otherwise stated.
For the weapon mods listed all you have to do is install this mod as normal using a mod manager that supports FOMOD installers. It includes "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" and "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.json" for all the mods.

All Vanilla weapons and shields
Aetherium Armor and Weapons Compilation by Darkjesusmn - models by Slothability
Ancient Nord Pickaxe Replacer by Billyro - models by Billyro
Arming Swords Skyrim HD by Moraelin
Armory of The Favored Soul by L3st4t - models by Slothability
Azura's Shield SE by Ronnie Magnum  - models by Slothability
B-D-Y-E-B Shield Mod Special Edition by Batleth777 - models by TheMalfazar
BillyRo Ultimate Swords Anthology by L3st4t 
  • A Month of Internet Deprivation Weapon Pack - models by OrixFrost
  • A Second Month of Internet Deprivation Weapon Pack - models by OMFrostWolf
  • Alacrity - models by BillyRo
  • Billyro's old weapons collection models by Slothability
  • Cataract - models by Slothabilitye
  • Clarion - models by TheInquizitor
  • Crag - models by OrixFrost
  • Crecy - models by OrixFrost
  • Daemon
  • Dawnbreaker redone 2 - models by BillyRo
  • Duelist models by OMFrostWolf
  • Epoch Weapon Pack - models by OMFrostWolf
  • Fenrir Blades - models by Zerospyro
  • Fetcher's Knife - models by OrixFrost
  • Fiore models by OrixFrost
  • Galebrand - models by Battleslut
  • Leaf Dagger - models by BillyRo
  • Legerity - models by OMFrostWolf
  • Leviathan - models by Slothability
  • Marauder - models by BillyRo
  • Mordant - models by BillyRo
  • Niofroeia - models by OMFrostWolf
  • Revenant - models by Slothability
  • Sand Scorpion - models by OrixFrost
  • Solvistapp - models by OrixFrost
  • Stalwart Axe - models by OrixFrost
  • The Serenity - models by OMFrostWolf
  • The Viceroy - models by BillyRo
  • Torus - models by OrixFrost
  • Traveller's Shield - models by TheInquizitor
  • Wraith - models by Slothability
  • Xena Callisto Sword - models by OrixFrost
Daedric Frozen Shield by Elioplasma
Daedric Plasma Shield by Elioplasma
Daedric Solar Shield by Elioplasma
DCR - King Crusader Mega Pack by Angilla - models by Slothability
Dovah Nord Weapons SE by Billyro
Dunmeri Leaf Swords by Billyro - models by Billyro
Electorate Saxonian Round Shield 15th Century by Hannes821
Ennead - Shields by Studio Kasumi and Tarshana
Epoch Weapon Pack by Billyro - models by BillyRo
Fenrir Blades by Billyro
Galanterie  - German Inspired Longsword by Billyro - models by Billyro
Heavy Armory - New Weapons by PrivateEye
Hephaestus wheel of reflection SSE version by ClipsyMoon
Immersive Armors by Hothtrooper44
Immersive Weapons by Hothtrooper44
IMMERSIVE Nightingale Forever by Freexworde
Imperial Sword 4K By Billyroby slashisthebestrock - models by Billyro
Insanitys Celtic Katana SSE by sa547 - models by OAyameO
InsanitySorrow Weapons Pack by calthrop
  • The Thegn - models by Slothability
  • Models for all other weapons by me
Iron_Dragon shield by ClipsyMoon
Iron_Head tower shield by ClipsyMoon
Isilmeriel LOTR Weapons Collection SSE by Isilmeriel
Lore Weapon Expansion by InsanitySorrow
Lux and Noctis Katanas by Elagabalaus - models by Elagabalaus
More Weapons Please by Relinquish
Morgynn Ashcroft Sword Remade SE by billyro - models by OMFrostWolf
Mystical and Continuum by N7R
Nameless Light by Scythe42 - models by Slothability
Necross SSE by ClipsyMoon
Peacemaker by ClipsyMoon
Real Silver Swords - Standalone and Replacer by docteur87 - models by Slothability
Regent Armory SE by backstept - models by Slothability
Rogue Shield by visorium
Rustic Weapons Pack by MihailMods
Shield of the Bull SE by HerbertTheTurbot
Shield of the Stallion SE by HerbertTheTurbot 
Shields of the Holds v1.85 by JohnRose81
Skycutter by Scythe42 - models by Slothability
Skyrim SE Expanded Skyrim Weaponry by Lrsamways - models by Slothability
Solvistapp SE by ChaoticLogic - models by OrixFrost
Spellbreaker Remesh by lolpeura - models by Ifterich
Staves of Skyrim by Kearsage
Sword of the First Ember by N7R
Talos Housecarl Armor Pack by maty743
Templar Shields by cerberus610
The Lionheart SE by johnskyrim
The Secret of the Silver Blades by Dar0ne45
The Witcher 3 Weaponry SE by Oaristys
Toussaint Knight Shield Pack by Medtech
Tribal Scimitar by ImsumDave - models by Slothability
Unique Uniques by calthrop
Vikings Weaponry SE - Johnskyrim by johnskyrim
Voam Sword SE by Billyro
Warmonger Armory by Dovahdork07 - models by Slothability
Weapons of the Third Era SSE by angryglock
Witcher Shields SSE by herdustisverypretty - models by Slothability
Ygrayne by Scythe42 - models by Slothability
Zikoru Swords Collection by zerofoxer
  • Luna - models by Mat_C
  • Mars - models by Slothability
  • Sol - models by Mat_C
  • Terra - models by Mat_C
  • Venus - models by Slothability

The following mods have DS models included with the or they are provided by another mod. They are included in the default patch so all you have to do is install the weapon mod or it's related DS model mod and they should work without running the patcher script.

Animated Armoury by NickNak - Animated Armoury DSR Patch by ManyStrongWords
CL's Weapon-replacer's by Crazy Lion - models are a separate download
CL's Lord Harkon's Vampire Blade by Crazy Lion - model included with the main mod download
Elemental Staffs SE by Carnage2K4 - Zhalroth's Dual Sheath Redux Patches by Zhalroth
Light refracting Glass armor and weapons by Skysan4298 - Zhalroth's Dual Sheath Redux Patches by Zhalroth
Refracting Stalhrim Armors and Weapons by Skysan4298 - Zhalroth's Dual Sheath Redux Patches by Zhalroth
Elvarheims Weapons by Hilli1 - model included with the main mod download
Hammerfell Armory SE by Farinelli and SirJesto - model included with the main mod download
Katana Crafting - SE by lautasantenni - Katana Crafting Pach Dual Sheath Redux by Noeliaka
Katanas by China by Froloff007 - Katanas by China - Pach Dual Sheath Redux by Noeliaka
Kyne's Breath - Weapon Pack by ZunaSW - Kyne's Breath - Weapon Pack Dual Sheath Redux Patch by cocdieselkev
LeanWolf's Better-Shaped Weapons SE by LeanWolf - model included with the main mod download
Nordic Wanderer Equipment SSE by Billyro - models are a separate download
Somewhat Historically Accurate Weapons and Viking Gear by Hilli1 - model included with the main mod download
Sword of Ancient Tongues by Hilli1 - model included with the main mod download
The Scarlet Vengeance by Corvalho by Hilli1 - model included with the main mod download
The Loners Sword by Hilli1 - model included with the main mod download
Blade of Evil's Bane SE by johnskyrim - model included with the main mod download

Additional mods with available models (not included)
The following mods have DS models available but they are not include in the default patch. You'll have to run the patcher if you want these mods included.

Fulcimentum - More Staves and Wands of Skyrim by tak_oz - models are a separate download
Cathedral - Armory by JonnyWang13 - models are included in the main mod download
Guards Armor Replacer SSE by DanielUA - models are included in the main mod download
Tower of Stendarr Shield by hype1 - models are included in the main mod download

Patcher Script
I created an xEdit patcher script to use if you have additional mods or if you just want a customized install. To use it download it from the files page and follow the instructions in the 2nd sticky post.

To add additional mods you must create or acquire DS models for the mod or running the patcher scrip will do nothing. The preferred way to created modes is by using the process described in the first sticky post. To manually create modes you can find some excellent videos by Slothability on how to create models on dptheslothking's A Lot of Dual Sheath Redux Patches mod page.

Merging Mods

Do not merge this mod or include it with any other merged mods. The main plugin Ecotone Dual Sheath.esl is and ESL and you should never merge ESL plugins. Merging Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp will cause referances Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.json to be lost so you can't merge the patch either.
If you merge any mods with weapons or shield you must run the patcher to create a new Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp and Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.json.


I would like to thank the following community member:

dptheslothking for giving me permission to port all of the DSR models from his A Lot of Dual Sheath Redux Patches mod.
billyro for giving me permission to port all the DSR models for all his weapons mods.
The many mod authors and DSR model authors listed in the "Models Included" section above.


First make sure you have the correct version of SKSE64 for the version of Skyrim SE you are running.
Second make sure you have the correcter version of JContainers for the version for Skyrim SE and SKSE64 you are running.
This mod will not function if SKSE64 and JContainers are not functions properly.

Before attempting to make a custom patch install the default patch that comes
with this mod then load the game and try it with vanilla weapons and

If you are using Realistic Ragdolls and Force make sure you only install the Force options. If you install the ragdoll options you will overwrite the XP32 skeletons and loss the required features. Your weapons and shields will be at your feet.

If weapons or shields are at your characters feet there are two possibility:
  1. An error in the model. If only one item has the issue then it is the model.
  2. You have the wrong skeleton. You need to figure out what is overwriting the XP32 skeleton such as Realistic Ragdolls or Racial Body Morphs.

Make sure that "Ecotone Dual Sheath Patch.esp" comes after "Ecotone Dual Sheath.esl" in the loader order.

If you are having trouble I need to know what's happening in your game in order to help.
Turn on logging in the Skyrim.ini file. For NMM the file is located here:

"C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\my games\Skyrim Special Edition\Skyrim.ini"

For MO2 use the "INI Editor" under "Tools".
Look for the [Papyrus] section. If there isn't one then add it. Add or change these values:


Load the game.
Go to the MCM menu and turn on "Enable Global Debug Messages".
Equip some weapons and/or shields that you are having trouble with.
Draw the weapons.
Sheath the weapons.
Unequipped them all.
Go to the MCM menu and turn off "Enable Global Debug Messages".
Exit the game.

Edit Skyrim.ini again and turn off logging by remove or change these values:


Contact me by PM and I will send you a link where you can send the files.