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In the end it really doesn't matter, just go for whatever looks the coolest. The base damage is usually only 10 points difference in most weapons.. so around 100 it doesn't even account to another swing.
waiting til level 46 is a long time imo, its still a great sword at level 27. Also, I like Dragonbane - 40 pts shock damage to dragons. This one is good to get after level 46 because you will sometimes get ambushed by 2 dragons. I ended up making my own weapons (up to daedric) with fire enchantments - makes a big difference. My favorite weapon is mehrunes razor - almost always seem to get the kill when sneaking up on them. This is the one weapon I would not trade for anything.