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Most Expensive CS2 Knife Skins

With sharp aim as the main idea of the game, nice movement and knife kills still look like the cherry on the cake. It’s no surprise that a non-bullet weapon is prime enough, and the spread of skins made it the most worthy. So, let’s dive into this exclusive sea of most expensive CS2 knives that stand out from the ocean of in-game weapon skins.

Unfortunately, similar ratings of the most expensive knives in CS2 are usually outdated, which confuses true CS2 fans. If the rankings start from the skin priced around $500, even the guys with a cheap weaponry collection doubt its authenticity. So, we’ve visited dozens of sites with game skins to double-check the situation with the most expensive knives in Counter-Strike 2. That’s why there will be no Fade, Slaughter, Marble Fade, or Crimson Web variations of the weapon on our list. But you should remember that, like any other market asset, skin prices are constantly changing.

One more thing to mention is that all the skins presented in the article are available only in Factory New and Minimal Wear conditions. Considering that they look almost identical, it’s unsurprising that sometimes the MW knife costs more than the FN one if there are fewer copies on the market in the given condition. A rarity here plays a more important role.

Now, let’s look at each of them in more detail and try to understand why virtual weaponry costs more than the real ones.

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M9 BAYONET | DOPPLER BLACK PEARL

M9 BAYONET | DOPPLER BLACK PEARL

The opening knife in our list is the only representative of the Doppler Black Pearl skin series applied for M9 Bayonet. The family of modified Bayonets is one of the most high-priced in CS2 by default, and Doppler Black Pearl looks brutal enough in front of Sapphire, Ruby, and Gamma Emerald. No doubt, it will stay at the top as one of the most expensive CS knife skin representatives due to its brutal look.

Interesting fact: Even though it’s more difficult to get the Black Pearl with StatTrak, copies without it still cost a few thousand less. The reason is that ST carving on the blade ruins the overall look, and people prefer ‘clean’ knives.

Quantity: 736

Most valuable patterns: 291

Price: $4,918.79 (MW) - $12,673 (FN)

ST: $4,900 (MW) - $10,564 (FN)

BAYONET | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

BAYONET | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

Although Karambits and Butterfly Knifes have cooler in-game animations, the purple Bayonet is a true classic of pocket spades. A straightforward design makes its appearance pretty realistic, while a lack of saw-backed edges shows the advantage of M9 Bayonets versions.

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The knife has been with us since 2015 and the community still loves it. Their supply is cut to a few hundreds and rockets the price to $5,000 even in 2024.

Quantity: 736

Most valuable patterns: no matter

Price: $5,080.23 (FN) - $5,700 (MW)

ST: $6,170 (FN) - $10,626.10 (MW)

TALON KNIFE | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

TALON KNIFE | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

Another unique dagger type in our most expensive CS2 knife skin list is the Talon Knife | Doppler Sapphire. It looks pretty similar to Karambit, but it isn't as sleek. However, the Doppler Sapphire design always means unique status, raising the price for this Talon Knife to exorbitant sums. The huge contrast between the handle and the edge side also makes the appearance quite distinctive.

Quantity: 867

Most valuable patterns: 55, 923, 241

Price: $5,279.00 (MW) - $5,883.61 (FN)

ST: $7,700 (MW) - $7,800 (FN)

KARAMBIT | DOPPLER RUBY

KARAMBIT | DOPPLER RUBY

Let’s continue with Karambit, which is a favorite for numerous players, and each skin is among the expensive CS2 knives. This fact can simply be explained by the difference in animation — the ability to spin the knife before killing makes this process much more satisfying. Released in the distant 2015, there are still only several items available for purchase, so even now, after nine years, the price is unsurprisingly high.

Quantity: 722

Most valuable patterns: 505, 56, 350

Price: $6,890.63 (MW) - $11,859.10 (FN)

ST: $8,260 (FN) - $10,900.40 (MW)

M9 BAYONET | GAMMA DOPPLER EMERALD

M9 BAYONET | GAMMA DOPPLER EMERALD

The next item on the list of the CS2 most expensive knife skins for purchase is the M9 Bayonet. Since CS2 has a quite dull color palette on default textures, having the most contrasting skin in the game makes sense and explains the price. Another significant advantage of the painted M9 Bayonet is the size of the edge, which automatically raises the price and value of the knife.

Quantity: 688

Most valuable patterns: no matter

Price: $9,757 (MW) - $17,235.70 (FN)

ST: $12,510 (FN) - $18,690.80 (MW)

KARAMBIT | GAMMA DOPPLER EMERALD

KARAMBIT | GAMMA DOPPLER EMERALD

With a perfect in-game contrast, the skin takes its rightful place in our rankings. Given the knife's already great look, Karambit’s spinning animation only adds value to this knife.

For collectors, the rarest knife in CS2 is a coveted item worth boasting about.

Traditional to elite weaponry, there are not so many pieces on the market, even though the blade was released in 2016, alongside the “Gamma Exposure” update.

Quantity: 680

Most valuable patterns: 286, 754, 659

Price: $8,500 (MW) - $14,449.60 (FN)

ST: $10,980 (FN) - $13,378.80 (MW)

KARAMBIT | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

KARAMBIT | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

The Sapphire skin is finally back in combination with the Karambit blade. As you might notice, it was this skin’s color range that allowed simple Bayonet and Talon knives to enter this list, and for a good reason. With another great blade painting and contrast compared to in-game textures, dark Karambit is a hidden gem.

Quantity: 691

Most valuable patterns: 575, 205, 548

Price: $9,250 (MW) - $12,188.70 (FN)

ST: $11,953 (FN) - $15,351.60 (MW)

M9 BAYONET | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

M9 BAYONET | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

Of course, the combination of the expensive Sapphire painting and the popular M9 Bayonet knife should be on our list. Some might say it’s overpriced while true fans will defend this piece of beauty. With a few existing knives on the market, the price for M9 Bayonet Doppler Sapphire starts at $9,900 and goes up to $17,900.

Quantity: 762

Most valuable patterns: no matter

Price: $9,900 (MW) - $15,611.20 (FN)

ST: $14,844 (FN) - $17,900 (MW)

BUTTERFLY KNIFE | GAMMA DOPPLER EMERALD

BUTTERFLY KNIFE | GAMMA DOPPLER EMERALD

With the release date in 2021, the pricey this knife predictably took place in our list. It's quite strange that developers delayed combining the butterfly version and the famous green finish for so long.

This is the most expensive knife in CS2 on our list as the sum was artificially raised via rare stickers, matching gloves, or decreased supply. The last item, however, can hardly be decreased even more, with only five hundred ever traded, being estimated between $17,500 and $21,500.

Quantity: 571

Most valuable patterns: 485, 505

Price: $17,500 (MW) - $19,955.60 (FN)

ST: $19,000 (FN) - $21,500 (MW)

BUTTERFLY KNIFE | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

BUTTERFLY KNIFE | DOPPLER SAPPHIRE

While choosing the most expensive CS2 knife skin, you should definitely check the blue shade Butterfly Knife decorated with Doppler Sapphire painting. Butterfly Knife Doppler Sapphire with 387 pattern is considered one of the most popular and, therefore, one of the priciest on the market.

For a rich CS2 fan, seeing this knife in their inventory will cost from $15,500 up to almost $20,000. The rarity is pretty typical for almost every knife in this list, with only a few copies available in various markets.

Quantity: 917

Most valuable patterns: 387, 273, 401

Price: $15 500 (MW) - $17 830.70 (FN)

ST: $17,500 (FN) - $19,100 (MW)

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CONCLUSION

The CS2 knife skins market is huge, with thousands of copies and variations available for prices starting from about $75. Of course, some crazy owners still want over $100,000 for skins like Karambit | Case Hardened, but it doesn’t mean they sell it for such a price. Items from our list, on the other hand, are traded regularly and are proven to be pretty valuable.

Answering the question of what is the most expensive knife in CS2 is hard enough as it depends on only a few lucky owners who can change the price anytime. So, be attentive and double-check before buying the most expensive accessory for your favorite game.

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