Ok so I have the steel smithing perk in blacksmith. I've upgraded a scimitar to superior. It will not go any higher at the moment. Is there a skill I can get to upgrade it past superior or will it stay that way?
There are multiple cumulative sources of improvements for smithing:
- Potions (Fortify Smithing)
- Item Enchantment (Fortify Smithing)
They can all stack and improve your smithing quality.
The quality levels are:
You can find more details at the UESP Wiki Page