- In Ruined Temple, on either the Fallen Knight's corpse which also holds Armor of Diligence, or in one of the chests in the mage bedrooms. It is possible to obtain two swords in this area.
- In the Werewolf Lair, in a Sarcophagus, in the chamber where Zathrian and Witherfang confront each other.
- In the Senior Mage Quarters in the Circle Tower, looted from a soldier's corpse.
- Tevinter Guards inside and outside the Tevinter Hospice.
- Two on Devera's corpse during Unrest in the Alienage – usually low tier regardless of level.
- In Cesar's both normal stock and "special stock" in Denerim Market District.
- Saw Swords can also be obtained during the Dalish Elf Origin in the temple in the Sarcophagus near the mirror and in the two locked chests in the cave. However, this is random and rather rare.
- In the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption, a character called Nyree appeares to be wielding the Saw Sword. See image below.