I don't get why the Ebony Blade is so weak. It sucks because I wanted a weapon that looks just like it, too.
I have One-Handed and Two-Handed up past 80 (and I can smith weapons to be about 100-ish) but the Ebony Blade cannot be improved, and its base damage is still in the 20 range. The infinite enchant is nice, but it can't kill anything but skeevers.
I was able to reload my assault rifle in front of one of them because they were too busy looking threatening. -Rob_Indahood