Top 5 Most Expensive CS:GO Knives
The price tags of knives in the CS:GO can reach dizzying sums. Players are willing to pay thousands of dollars just for a few pixels. Those knives come from CS:GO cases and everyone has the same chance to get one. The chance to get a knife out of one CS:GO case is around 0,0025%. Those are slim chances and players often opt-in for cheaper solutions, third-party case opening sites. One of those sites, https://csbet.gg/en/xray, even offers Xray vision so the players can see what is in the case before opening it.
Valve and Skins
Valve has already experimented with the virtual skin trade model in their game -Team Fortress 2. The model of obtaining virtual items after the game, whether they are hats, weapons or other items, was later transferred to Dota2 and finally to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Each of these games has developed its own market economy and valuation of the obtained virtual items, so-called skins. CS:GO skins consist of weapon skins as well as knife skins. There are also special items, such as souvenir weapons from various Major tournaments, stickers, badges and sealed graffities.
Usage of Knife in CS:GO
In the game itself, you pull out the knife when you want to move faster. It is mostly used at the beginning of the round when you want to get to the desired position faster. During the game itself, you use it when you want to jump, when you want to go around a corner or generally avoid a dangerous situation faster. There is also the “Knife Round” which is played at the beginning of the match to determine which team will be CT and which team will play as T. All in all, it looks nice and has its own application.
The Price Tag of Knives
What is fascinating is how expensive knife skins actually are. First and foremost, it is difficult to get them because when opening the cases, the chance of winning any knife is very small, and therefore their price is much higher than for any other weapons. Even though they all do the same thing, there are many variations of knife skins. Every variation comes in different shapes and colours. The price of the knife is determined by its variation, state and rarity. In general, the rarer the knife, the higher the price.
These are the most expensive knives in the CS:GO game, for which people are willing to spend several thousand dollars:
- M9 Bayonet | Doppler [Sapphire] (Factory New)
Estimated price today: $3,500
- StatTrak Bayonet | Crimson Web (Factory New)
Estimated price today: $4,000
- StatTrak M9 Bayonet | Crimson Web (Factory New)
Estimated price today: $5,000
- StatTrak Karambit | Crimson Web (Factory New)
Most expensive ever sold: $10,000
Estimated price today: +$15,000
- Karambit | Case Hardened (Factory New)
Most expensive ever sold: $25,000
Estimated price today: +$50,000