Knives

Everyone wants their very own knife with cool skins. Having a knife skin is probably the biggest flex for a CS2 player, and if you’re confused about what knife to get, you’re at the right place. Here are our top picks for the best knives in CS2 for every kind of loadout, including red, blue, and green-themed ones.

Best Red Knife CS

First up, let’s look at a few red-themed skins. Considering how black goes so well with red, you’ll probably love the picks we’ve got for you.

Huntsman Knife Crimson Web

  • Flavor Text: “Be careful where you walk, you never know where the web is spread.”
  • Added: May 1, 2014
  • Quality: Covert
  • Starting Price: $190
  • Case: Huntsman Weapon Case

The Huntsman Knife Crimson Web is one of two red-themed knives you can get from the Huntsman Weapon Case, with the second one being the Huntsman Knife Slaughter. Thanks to its bright red, almost blood-like appearance, players generally prefer the Crimson Web, which you might also agree with.

Along with the bright red color, the Huntsman Crimson Web is fully covered in a black web pattern, which goes well with the red. However, it isn’t cheap, and you can expect to pay around $1,000 for a Factory-New version. Luckily, the Minimal-Wear variant looks just as good, selling for almost one-third of that price at around $350.

Karambit Doppler Ruby

  • Flavor Text: “Getting lost in its color can prove fatal.”
  • Added: January 8, 2015
  • Quality: Covert
  • Starting Price: $2,000
  • Case: Chroma 2 Case, Chroma 3 Case, and Chroma Case

Next, we have the Karambit Doppler Ruby, which is probably one of the most expensive knives because it can sell for as much as $10,000. However, given how good it looks, we just had to include it. It’s kind of a status symbol. As the name suggests, the Karambit Doppler Ruby is covered in a red, crystal-like pattern that resembles a ruby.

There aren’t any lower variants for the Karambit Doppler than Minimal-Wear, which sells for around $2,000. But if you’re already getting an expensive knife that sells for that much, we’d recommend going for Factory-New since the scratches that come with Minimal-Wear ruin the overall look.

M9 Bayonet Autotronic

  • Flavor Text: “None.”
  • Added: June 16, 2016
  • Quality: Covert
  • Starting Price: $1,000
  • Case: Gamma 2 Case and Gamma Case

While not all knives in the game sell for over $10,000, most of them are in the $500 to $1,000 range, at least the better-looking ones, like the M9 Bayonet Autotronic. It is one of the most beautiful knives in the game, with its shiny silver section at the edge of the blade and the bright red section at the back.

Unlike other knives, the M9 Bayonet Autotronic doesn’t get any scratches as you go higher in float value. Instead, it gets a little darker, which many players prefer. However, the prices for all variants under Factory-New are almost the same, ranging from $1200 to $1000. That’s true even for Battle-Scarred versions.

Best Green Knife CS

Now, let’s move on to the green-themed knives. If you’re a Bowie Knife fan, we have a special treat for you in this section.

Gut Knife Gamma Doppler Phase 4

  • Flavor Text: “Getting lost in its color can prove Fatal.”
  • Added: June 15, 2016
  • Quality: Covert
  • Starting Price: $200
  • Case: Gamma 2 Case and Gamma Case

Let’s look at the Gut Knife Gamma Doppler, the best budget green knife for style points, with the only downside being its brown handle, which doesn’t go that well with the green blade. But many people like the look of this knife, and considering an average price of $200 to $400 on the Steam market, the Gut Knife Gamma Doppler is more than worth it. However, before you press the buy button, ensure it’s the Phase 4 variant of the Gut Knife Gamma Doppler since the ones with other pattern codes aren’t quite as green.

Bowie Knife Gamma Doppler Emerald

  • Flavor Text: “None.”
  • Added: September 22, 2021
  • Quality: Covert
  • Starting Price: $600
  • Case: Dreams & Nightmares Case and Operation Riptide Case

Now, let’s move on to the more expensive green knives with the Bowie Knife Gamma Doppler Emerald. It was introduced in the game on the 22nd of September, 2021, making it one of the newer knives on this list. The Bowie Knife Gamma Doppler sells for around $500. 

But this knife justifies its price, thanks to its incredible green-emerald, almost crystal-like blade, which compliments the slight blue hues on the handle. All in all, it’s an excellent knife to keep in your inventory, especially one that’s green-themed.

Best Blue Knife CS

Finally, let’s go through our top picks for the best Blue knives in Counter-Strike. Get ready because there are some super expensive knives coming up.

Karambit Doppler (Sapphire)

  • Flavor Text: “Getting lost in its color can prove fatal.”
  • Added: January 8, 2015
  • Quality: Covert
  • Starting Price: $2,000
  • Case: Chroma 2 Case, Chroma 3 Case, and Chroma Case

The Karambit Doppler Sapphire isn’t one of the newest knives since it came out around nine years ago. However, it sure is one of the best-looking CS knives. The shocking blue crystal-like pattern on the blade and finger ring truly pops, even from a distance, and the best part is that this particular Karambit skin doesn’t look bad at Minimal-Wear floats, which means you get a decent discount for something that looks just as good as Factory-New.

Butterfly Knife Doppler Sapphire

  • Flavor Text: “Getting lost in its color can prove fatal.”
  • Added: March 16, 2017
  • Quality: Covert
  • Starting Price: $15,000
  • Case: Spectrum 2 Case and Spectrum Case

The Butterfly Knife Doppler Sapphire is the most expensive knife skin on this list, worth around $15,000, and from the looks of it, it’s worth the price, especially considering it’s a butterfly knife. Its sapphire blue blade, gunmetal gray handle, and dark blue sections look fantastic. It’s an S-Tier skin and the ultimate flex, combined with decent blue gloves.

FAQ

How to get knife skins?

You can buy them from the Steam Community Market, get them from in-game cases, or third-party loot boxes like the ones at DaddySkins. Flip knife, skeleton knife, stiletto knife, nomad knife, or classic knife… You can find whatever you want there.

Why are certain knife patterns so expensive?

Patterened skins only get a portion of a pattern template, and depending on which portion they get, they’ll either look better or worse than others, making them more or less valuable, respectively. 

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