Best Knife in CS:GO: Our Top 3

When looking for the best knife CS:GO has plenty of options for you to choose from. But to get the best CS:GO knife, you’re looking at paying a pretty penny. Even the cheapest knife will cost you at least $60, with the higher end comfortably clearing five figures. But what is the best knife CS:GO has to offer? Here are some of our favorites.

3. Butterfly Knife | Crimson Web

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The Crimson Web Butterfly Knife was added to the game in 2014 alongside Operation Breakout. Now almost a decade since its release, it has become one of the rarest and most sought-after knives in CS:GO. They’re almost impossible to find now, however, with a Factory-New StatTrak variant of the weapon almost never appearing on Steam or CS:GO trading sites. Players looking for CS:GO free skins, look away now – you can pay upwards of $22,000 for the most expensive variants of the Crimson Web Butterfly Knife. If you are willing to part with such a figure, you’ll get a status symbol that’ll separate you from the rest of the players on the server. In CS:GO best knife often equals an expensive knife. It definitely rings true here.

You can still pull this skin from the Operation Breakout weapon case, but at $5 a case, it’s a gamble that can get expensive quickly.

2. Karambit | Doppler (Sapphire)

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The Sapphire variant of the Karambit Doppler is the most expensive variant of the skin, with its popularity steadily growing since its 2015 release. It’s unlikely you’ll find this in any CS:GO pro settings, as it isn’t currently used by any players in the S-Tier of the professional scene.

This is one of the best CS:GO knife skins as it’s extremely clean, with its strong royal blue hue giving the knife a striking look. We prefer it to the Crimson Web Butterfly Knife, and it’s available at a much cheaper price. If you go for this skin, expect to pay around $9000 for a Factory New variant. We said cheaper – not cheap.

Like the Crimson Web Butterfly Knife, the Karambit Doppler (Sapphire) is still available in cases. Here, it’s the Chroma, Chroma 2 and Chroma 3 cases that hold this knife.

1. Karambit | Case Hardened (Blue Gem)

The Karambit Case Hardened (Blue Gem) is a one-of-a-kind legendary skin, and is the best knife CS:GO has ever seen. Each Case Hardened Karambit has a unique pattern that indicates its level of rarity. This knife, pattern 387,  is all-blue on one side of the knife.

Only one exists, currently owned by player Newb Rage after he acquired it in 2016 for $100,000. He recently made CS:GO news, after it emerged that Newb Rage had turned down an eye-watering $1.4m offer for his Karambit. The player has yet to declare whether they plan on selling the knife, but it’ll almost certainly become the most expensive CS:GO knife of all time whenever they do sell up. It’s unique design makes this, in our opinion, the best CS:GO knife of all time.

The Future of CS:GO Knives

With no new case released in 2022, the CS:GO knife market is stable at the moment. It remains safe to assume that 2023 will be a busier year for CS:GO and Valve will release more knives at some point during the year. It’s a huge market, and Valve would be silly to ignore it for another twelve months.