I have Smithing to level 100, but only up to Arcane in perks. I have four pieces of +25% smithing enchanted gear.
I noticed sometimes the enchant doesn't show up so I have to re-equip and then it appears under active effects. While wearing all four pieces I could only improve a daedric bow to 51 damage. This seemed off to me, so as an experiment I took off one of the +25% smithing items and tried improving a iron dagger.
To my disappointment I noticed not wearing one of the enchanted pieces resulted in the same improvement. Anyone else having this issue and know how to get around it? If no one has advice I guess I could enchant four more items, but I'd rather not.