This is an extension of this question that I don't wish to necro. Does the category of "equipped items" - whose weight affect noise - include weapons? Searching around, I have found that weapon category, not weight, affect noise made by weapon swings. One person have said that weapon weight affects noise when drawn. However, I have seen nothing about whether weapon weight affects noise by simply equipping it, undrawn.
To summarise: Is a Dragonbone Sword noisier than an Iron Sword? Does it matter if it's sheathed, drawn or swinging?
Bonus marks: Is a power attack noisier while sneaking? Also, I know Dagger is more silent than other 1H which are more silent than 2H, but is there a difference in Sword/Axe/Mace noise, all else being equal?
Thanks for answering this question on an old but always-relevant ES game ^^