You’ll need to sell more than trading cards for these.
There’s nothing quite like seeing an expensive skin in the hands of your CS2 teammate, whether it be a clean AK-47 | Fuel Injector craft or a Souvenir AWP | Dragon Lore. The top-level of skins always have a certain allure to them, but if you’re not familiar with the market, looking up their price could leave you gasping for air. CS2 skins can cost anywhere from pennies to hundreds of thousands for the most expensive, and a new halo skin is being opened or crafted every day.
If you’re curious just how deep the rabbit hole goes, this is the most expensive skins for guns, knives, and gloves in all of CS2.
The most expensive gun skin in CS2
One particular Minimal Wear AK-47 | Case Hardened pattern 661 with four Titan (Holo) | Katowice 2014 stickers is the most expensive gun skin in CS2 history. The skin was reportedly sold by legendary skin collector Luksusbums for $400,000. Fellow investor Lannotfound is the current holder, though it has changed hands multiple times since that historic deal.
The skin is a perfect storm of rarity. 661 is the most valuable blue gem pattern of AK-47 | Case-Hardeneds with the most visible blue. With a float of 0.021891, it’s the third-cleanest 661 in the world. Just one Titan (Holo) | Katowice 2014 currently sells for around $75,000 according to Cantry.dev, and this has the full suite of four.
As for non-unique gun skins, these five consistently attract the highest prices in 2024.
- AWP | Gungnir
- AWP | Dragon Lore
- AK-47 | Wild Lotus
- M4A4 | Howl
- AK-47 | Gold Arabesque
What is the costliest knife in Counter-Strike?
That AK is pricy but nothing compared to the top knives. Top traders value the most expensive knife skin in CS2 at $1.5 million, though it hasn’t yet sold for that price. The skin in question is the only Factory New Karambit | Case Hardened pattern 387 in the world. The owner is a mysterious Chinese trader who goes by the name Noob Rage. They have previously declined semi-serious offers of $1.5 million in cryptocurrency for the knife. 387 is the absolute best pattern for a Karambit blue gem, and the second-cleanest example is more than triple the float value.
As for non-unique skins, gem Dopplers have held their value for many years and are a favorite among pro players. Every Doppler knife skin has a small chance of being a ruby or sapphire, recognized by their bright red and blue colors respectively. Excellent examples of Butterfly and M9 gems can sell for upwards of $20,000, making them the most expensive CS2 non-unique knife skins you’ll possibly see in-game.
Excluding special patterns like blue gems and Doppler gems, these are the five most expensive knife skins in CS2.
- Butterfly Knife | Fade
- Karambit | Fade
- Butterfly Knife | Gamma Doppler
- Butterfly Knife | Marble Fade
- Karambit | Gamma Doppler
Certain CS2 gloves can fetch an insane selling price
Gloves are the most recent addition to Counter-Strike drip options, and they’ve reached some very impressive prices due to their relatively small supply. The most expensive glove skin is Sport Gloves | Vice, which can easily fetch five-figure prices. Clean Vices are extraordinarily rare, as the skin's float cap is at the lower end of Factory New. One set with a float value of 0.067819 allegedly sold for $50,000 to a Chinese collector in 2023, though details on the deal are difficult to come by. Sport Gloves | Pandora’s Box are similarly expensive, though none have quite reached the $50,000 mark.
Aside from the Vices, these five gloves in Factory New condition are the most expensive in the game.
- Sport Gloves | Pandora's Box
- Motorcycle Gloves | Spearmint
- Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono
- Moto Gloves | Spearmint
- Sport Gloves | Hedge Maze