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A knife is most probably the boldest weapon ever used. Since the beginning of time, knives have been a demonstration of courage and ruthlessness, it’s easy to hide and shoot at your enemy from a distance, but striking with a knife takes a special kind of confidence. While it isn’t common to find someone with a knife collection in real life, it’s a necessity for every gamer. You’ll find a wide collection of knives in almost every action video game. However, some games are definitely at the lead when it comes to the design of knives for example: Assassin’s Creed 2 with their Dual Hidden Blades, World Of Warcraft with their Finkle’s Skinner, Call Of Duty 4 with their Combat Knife, Fallout: New Vegas with their Cosmic knife, and at the top is definitely Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with their impressive collection of knives.
What are the knives of CS:GO?
Counter-Strike launched in 1999 and it’s a multiplayer, objective based game. It consists of two opposing teams: Terrorists and Counter Terrorists where each team works together to achieve a common goal, whether it’s defusing a bomb securing a certain location, rescuing hostages...etc. each player then, is rewarded based on their individual performance.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an expand of CS that includes new and updated versions of the characters, maps and weapons, it also features new game modes such as:
- Wingman mode:
In this mode you can play solo or along with a friend.
- Casual mode:
This mode is for those times where you want to play a nice CS game but you aren’t ready for a full 30 round match commitment. In the casual mode you can play at your own pace.
- Deathmatch mode:
Deathmatch is a fast-paced mode that allows respawns and encourages engagement. In this mode you gain different amounts of points depending on the weapon you kill with.
- Demolition mode:
In this mode, players take alternating turns defending and attacking a single bombsite in a series of maps.
- Flying Scoutsman mode:
The Flying Scoutsman mode features reduced gravity and players are not penalized for shooting while moving.
CS:GO has a large variety of weapons including melee, shotguns, machine guns, sub-machine guns, pistols, and rifles. However, the largest and most impressive collection is their melee weapon collection, especially their knives. The design and features of their knives draw so much attention from players that it became an obsession for some! There are actually stores where you can purchase real life replicas of those weapons. There are around 20 different types of knives that you can use in CS:GO depending on the features you prefer.
CS:GO offers multiple cosmetic knives as alternation for the base combat knife, while they have the same attributes as the base knife, some of these knives are rare to find where you find them when opening certain weapon cases. For example:
- Butterfly Knife:
The butterfly knife is extremely rare as they are only received when opening an Operation Breakout Case.
- Falchion Knife:
This knife is only available after opening a Falchion Case.
- Flip knife:
The Flip knife is one of the five knives that can be found by opening the Gamma Case or the Gamma 2 Case.
- Skeleton knife:
This knife is very rare and it’s only received from the opening of a Shattered Web Case.
Types Of Knives In CS:GO
The popularity of CS:GO knives rose from the wide variation of knife types and the crazy skin designs available in the game. In CS:GO, when it comes to primary attacks, knives have fast yet low damage, However when it comes to secondary attacks, knives have quite high damage, in addition to it being the weapon that makes the least noise when it’s used in an attack. When it comes to rewards, knives offer the most amount of money for eliminating an opponent, that being $1500 in competitive mode and $750 in casual mode. Also, when your knife is activated it doesn’t affect your default speed which is measured at 250 hammer units/second making it the weapon with the top running speed in Global Offensive.
The base knives and cosmetic knives in CS:GO share these same attributes, however, players seem to have an obsession with the precise designs of the cosmetic knives and the inspiration behind some of those designs. Here are some examples of the most popular cosmetic knives in CS:GO:
The Gut Knife is the most popular knife in CS:GO. It’s well known for the gut-hook on the spine of its blade, this hook is effective for many things aside from combat such as cutting through rope or safety belts with ease. It’s one of the five original cosmetic knives introduced in the Arms Deal Update, and it’s based on the real-life Buck Knives Alpha Hunter Model 19 with the gut-hook. Its average price is $55.67
- FLIP KNIFE
The Persian style, back swept blade of this knife may seem fragile at first, but you’d be surprised at how durable it actually is. This knife first appeared in the alpha versions of CS:GO and it was the default terrorist knife. The real knife that the flip knife is based on is the ‘Benchmade 860 Bedlam’ folding knife. However, the flip knife can’t actually be folded as the blade has more length than the handle itself. It’s average prices is $103.60
- M9 BAYONET
The M9 Bayonet is extremely rare as you can only find it from opening certain weapon cases and it’s also one of the five original cosmetic knives introduced in the Arms Deal Update. It’s based on the ‘Smith and Wesson SW3B’ and ‘Norinco D80’ which are two knives designed after the real life M9 Bayonet featuring the remarkable serrated blade. Its average price is $186.93
The Bayonet design has remained unchanged since World War II, yet it’s place still remains in modern military. Like the Gut Knife and the M9 Bayonet, it’s one of the five original cosmetic knives introduced in the Arms Deal Update. It’s based on the real life 1993 Buck M9 Bayonet and it first appeared in the beta versions of CS:GO and it was the default terrorist knife. Its average price is $146.31
Karambit is one of the most expensive knives of CS:GO and the most desired among the players, all due to its sleekly designed curved blade that resembles a lion's claw. It’s also one of the five original cosmic knives introduced in the Arms Deal Update The Karambit is a part of the south-east Asian martial discipline of Silat and it’s used with a reverse grip, however, when viewed from its world model, it’s held in a more contemporary style so that it doesn’t stick out farther than the traditional Player World Model. Its average price is $225.08
Since all knives in Global offensive share the same attributes, you might want to purchase your knife based on your personal preference when it comes to the design. CS:GO offers a large variety of prices and designs of cosmetic knives that you can choose from. While the properties of the knife don’t really change, having a cool new one definitely gives you a confidence boost and improves your performance!
Which CS:GO Knife to buy?
CS:GO knives can be pretty pricey and that’s due to the extreme rarity of some of those weapons. So, how do you make sure you’re buying the perfect one for you? The safest option is to buy a popular knife like the Gut Knife or the Flip Knife because, the more people interested in it, the easier it would be to trade it later on. Then, you should start looking into the skin designs for your knife. If you're looking for a cosmetic skin for your knife these options would be the best.
For a classic knife you might want to pick a Fade skin or a Stained which is relatively cheaper (estimated price range $120 - $300). For a flip knife the crimson red skin definitely gives a bold impression and its price ranges from $150 to $5,700. For a Bayonet, the Gamma Doppler Emerald is ideal, however, it can be very pricey as it’s only found in Gamma and Gamma 2 cases, an equally cool alternative is the Autototronic Skin with an estimated price range of $350 to $1,000. For a Butterfly Knife the Doppler Ruby’s price ranges from $4,800 to $6,200 as it’s only found in the Spectrum and Spectrum 2 cases, you can also purchase the Marble Fade with an estimated price range of $4,800 to $6,200. If you’re looking for cosmetic skins for your Gut Knife you would definitely want to consider Lore, it gives off an elegant yet sharp look and its price starts from $120 only. There’s a large number of websites where you can find out more about the endless skins for each and every one of those knives. For example: Knife Legacy where you can find different types of knives and information about them before making you purchase.
Purchasing Your First Knife
There are some websites that sell real life replicas of the iconic CS:GO knives so, you can truly live the experience, such as KNIFY, ElemantalKnives. But instead of looking around all over the Internet, you can, of course, just shop here at Knife Legacy!
Buying your first CS:GO knife can be a tough process at first, but with the right information at hand, you can easily find the knife of your dreams.