Keep in mind I started this game a year ago, and only picked it up again recently after playing TW2. I decided maybe I should go check some things. I found my steel sword. Yep, and guess where? The Inn Keepers storage. Don't ask me how it got there, I have no clue. Maybe at the time I had another weapon and put it there, but I really don't remember.
That being said, my trusty ax is now in the storage and I have a steel sword.
(never gonna live this one down)
I just finished playing TW1 in order to play TW2, and there are things I already can't recall doing (which is why I had to reload a save game to figure out where/when the steel witcher's sword showed up). So after a year, I'm not surprised you don't recall how your sword got into the Inn Keeper's storage. But at least you found it!
Edited by FastBlackCat, 21 July 2011 - 01:09 PM.