CS:GO: Best Knife Skins You Should Be Using

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CS:GO: Best Knife Skins You Should Be Using

When most people read something about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the AWP is the first thing that comes to mind. Here are some of our best knife skins in CS:GO.

This is the game’s signature weapon and one of the reasons why so many people on a daily basis. However, this does not mean there aren’t any other popular guns to choose from.

Although most players immediately think of the AK-47 and the M4A4, there is one weapon that plays a vital role for both Ts and CTs. In fact, this thing has been around forever and has always had a vital role in the game. Unsurprisingly, we are talking about the knife.

This is the only weapon in the game (aside from your starting pistol) you get for free. Unlike pretty much anything else, your knife does not deal any ranged damage. You can’t throw it, but you can use it to deal devastating damage in close combat. Needless to say, you can also use your knife to “humiliate” your enemies.

Since this is one of the weapons people use all the time while not in combat, there are loads of different CSGO skins for it. Some of them cost a lot of money, whereas others are affordable. We know that you are interested in learning more about them, which is why we will look at the best knife CSGO skins.

Skeleton Knife

This may not be the best-looking knife skin in CSGO, but it is definitely unique. Unlike some of the things you are about to see in this list, this skin became available in 2019, and it features an all-blade design. Since it has the name “skeleton”, it also includes something that looks like a “ring” that is used by the CT or T to “play” with the knife.

Due to its unique spin animations and the fact that it is rare, this skin does come cheap. Depending on where you look for it, this CSGO skin can easily reach over $1100. Since not that many people can afford to spend that much money for a skin, the Skeleton knife is one of the rarest models in the game.


Even if you are not an active CS:GO player, you have probably heard of the skin called Karambit. Despite being one of the oldest CSGO skins in the game, Karambit is among the most popular options. Due to its shape and animation, you can find this skin in almost every pro player’s arsenal. 

Unlike other skins for your knife, this one looks like a claw and has a reverse grip. As a result, it looks completely different from the rest, which is one of the reasons for its popularity.

In addition to everything mentioned so far, this skin is rare. While it is true that it became available in 2013, its high price means that many people can’t afford it. The skin costs around $750, but it can go for more, depending on different factors.

Speaking of the price, there are versions of this knife that can easily go for over $20k. 

Butterfly Knife

You can probably come across some skins mentioned in this article while playing competitively or with your friends. However, there is one CSGO knife skin that you can find on almost every professional player, and it is called Butterfly.

This unique-looking skin has one of the best inspect animations in the game. It also looks completely different from anything else out there. Therefore, it is among the best skins you can get if you want to stand out from the crowd.

 As for its price and availability, this skin became famous in 2014 because it was a part of the operation Breakout. Needless to say, its price has skyrocketed since then. As a result, you have to be ready to spend more than $1500 if you want to get a hold of it.

Bowie Knife

Everything mentioned so far is good and will definitely make you stand out. However, there is one problem with all of those CSGO skins, and it is related to their size. Although they look great, they are not that big, which is an issue for some people. Certain players want to have big skins because they like how they look.

If you fall into the second category of CS:GO players, you will probably like the Bowie Knife. Unlike the rest, this one is pretty big. In fact, it is the most extensive knife skin in CS:GO, so if you want something different, this is it.


Interestingly, this skin is named after a person called Jim Bowie, who became famous for attacking people with a big knife. Aside from the way it looks and its story, the skin does not have any unique animation. That is the reason it “only” costs around $150.


Shadow Dagger

If you are one of the many players who want to use a skin that completely changes a given weapon, you should go for the Shadow Dagger. This is undoubtedly one of the game's most sought-after and interesting skins because it allows you to have dual knives. They look like small daggers, which is where the skin’s name comes from.

Due to the massive hype over the skin, many people tried to find out a way to get their hands on it. As a result, the price increased a lot. If you want to get it today, you have to be ready to spend north of $150. 

Flip Knife

The Flip Knife is the last CSGO skin we’d like to include here. This skin usually costs around $180, but you may have to pay more for it because it is not always available.

Even though it was introduced in 2015 and came in different colors. As its name suggests, the Flip Knife also has a pretty cool animation. However, due to the high price, many people prefer to get something else, such as the Shadow Dagger.

CS:GO: Best Knife Skins You Should Be Using
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.