Bethesda has recently announced that the weapons within Skyrim will not degrade and eventually break.
The news comes from Pete Hines, Bethesda Vice President of PR. Mr Hines tweeted “We replaced that w/ creating/improve weap/armor, instead of spending lots of time getting them back to where they were”
Essentially this means that you can still improve your weapon yet concentrate more on the world around you then what you are carrying. This also applies to armour as well as Weapons.
This is certainly a change for the series and hopefully it works for Skyrim.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is set to release in November for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.