15 Most Expensive CS2 Skins of All Time

People are willing to pay how much for a CS2 skin?!

Anwell Patdu
Anwell Patdu - CS2 & Valorant Expert
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Any serious CS2 player would have bought a skin at least once in their life. I admit I’ve spent way too much on those shiny things just to make my game look fancier.

While we all know how wallet-draining purchasing an entire collection of CS2 skins can be, have you ever wondered how crazy prices can get? Well, today, that question is answered. Here are the 15 most expensive CS2 skins.


Karambit Case Hardened (Blue Gem)

A photo of the Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem skin in CS2
Inspecting the Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem

Asking Price: ~$1.5 million

Yes, you’ve read that right. A Karambit Case Hardened Factory New can literally sustain you with enough money till you die. This extremely rare knife is one of a kind, with a wear rating of 0.0480 and pattern template 387. This specific knife is called the “Blue Gem” because it appears completely blue on one side.

The “Blue Gem” Karambit was purchased a few years ago for nearly $100,000. Since then, the value has exploded. Newb Rage, the owner of the knife, reportedly received an offer for well over $1.4M but turned it down. This easily earns it the title of the most expensive weapon skin in CS2.


Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore

A photo of the AWP Dragon Lore
Inspecting the AWP Dragon Lore

Asking Price: ~$450,000

If you don’t have over a million dollars to spend on skins, how does the tune of $450,000 sound? The Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore is currently listed for that price, and the value will continue to grow the older it gets. Seems like this AWP skin will age like fine wine.

The Dragon Lore AWP skin features a red fire-breathing dragon with a beige-ish finish, giving it that ancient look. A Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore skin can only be dropped during the Major tournaments and was calculated to have around a 0.0004% drop rate.


AK-47 Case Hardened (661 Pattern)

A photo of the AK-47 Case Hardened (661 Pattern)
Inspecting the AK-47 Case Hardened (661 Pattern)

Asking Price: ~$450,000

If you thought we were done with the house-priced skins, you’re wrong. I’ve already established the insane value a specific pattern can get you with the Blue Gem Karambit. Well, all you need is an AK-47 Case Hardened skin with a #661 pattern to get a hefty payday.

Earlier this year, a “scar pattern” AK-47 was sold for a whopping $447,000, completing the second-largest trade in CS history. An anonymous CS2 rare skin collector now holds the prestigious skin.


Sport Gloves Pandora’s Box

Inspecting the Sport Gloves Pandora's Box Skin in CS2
Inspecting the Sport Gloves Pandora’s Box

Asking Price: ~$43,000

The Sport Gloves Pandora’s Box is by far the most expensive glove skins in CS2. It rivals knife skins in terms of prices and will set you back by a staggering $43,000 at the very least. Listings for the skin have even reached upwards of $45,000, making it more expensive than some high-end cars.

We can’t deny that the Pandora’s Box Sport Gloves do look beautiful, though. Its purple and black color combination, matched with a pattern on the palm side, makes it a delight to look at. I’m still saving up to buy it; I’ve only got $42,999 to go.


Sport Gloves | Hedge Maze

Inspecting the Sport Gloves Hedge Maze
Inspecting the Sport Gloves Hedge Maze

Asking Price: ~$26,000

Time to turn things down a notch with the Sport Gloves Hedge Maze priced at the low, low price of $26,000. At this point, it’s starting to seem that $26,000 is a huge bargain compared to how out-of-this-world the other prices are.

The name comes from the maze-like pattern engraved on the gloves. It features a hedge green color on the exterior part, with a darker green hue in the middle. The sections are further emphasized with light gray accents, creating solid contrast within the skin.


Sport Gloves | Vice

Inspecting the Sport Gloves Vice skin in CS2
Inspecting the Sport Gloves Vice

Asking Price: ~$19,000

Sport Gloves are the holy grail of glove types in CS2, and Vice is right up there with the most valuable ones. The Sport Glove Vice will be a great addition to any collector’s inventory thanks to its uplifting design, which is reminiscent of the Miami Vice theme.

The outer side is layered with pink and black textured patterns. It’s then complemented by a black area in the middle and accented by light blue colors. The inner portion reflects the same colors, with some camo patterns in a dark gray finish.


Moto Gloves | Spearmint

Inspecting the Moto Gloves Spearmint
Inspecting the Moto Gloves Spearmint

Asking Price: ~$13,000

Gloves are a hot commodity in CS2, and it’s quite evident by the plethora of highly-priced glove skins. This comes as no surprise, as something like the Moto Gloves Spearmint has an estimated drop chance of 0.26% when unboxing its respective cases.

As the name suggests, the Moto Gloves Spearmint comes with a refreshing, minty look. It seems like a suitable pair for going skiing or for killing enemies. Either one works.


AWP | Gungnir

Inspecting the AWP Gungnir
Inspecting the AWP Gungnir

Asking Price: ~$10,000

After a long list of gloves, we’ve finally reached another AWP skin in the Gungnir. The AWP Gungnir is named after Odin’s spear itself, which is also the centerpiece of the skin. It is beautifully crafted with a metallic blue body, further emphasized with numerous Norse-inspired patterns as accents.

This elegant skin can easily be passed as a gift from the gods, and it fetches a price tag only reasonable to gods as well. Kidding aside, budget AWP skin buyers should stay clear of the AWP Gungnir.


AK-47 | Wild Lotus

Inspecting the AK-47 Wild Lotus skin in CS2
Inspecting the AK-47 Wild Lotus

Asking Price: ~$10,000

With an estimated drop chance of 0.64%, the AK-47 Wild Lotus claims the throne of the most expensive AK skin across all conditions. Think of it this way: you can either get the Wild Lotus or buy the new iPhone for yourself and about 8 other friends.

This beauty will surely bring out your nature-lover side with its lush green paint adorned with lotus flowers and leaves. The added beige accents also help bring out some earthy tones, pairing well with the theme.


Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono

Inspecting the Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono
Inspecting the Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono

Asking Price: ~$9,800

We’re finally down to a modestly priced 4-digit skin. The first one up is the Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono. It’s the final glove on the list, making it the least expensive of the holy grails. However, it’s still nothing to scoff at, as a Factory New Crimson Kimon can still net you about $9,800 if you can find the right buyer.

The Specialist Gloves Crimson Kimono has a sleek black and red theme decorated with geometric patterns. Its popularity helped make Tortue a household brand in CS2.


Butterfly Knife | Crimson Web

Inspecting the Butterfly Knife Crimson Web
Inspecting the Butterfly Knife Crimson Web

Asking Price: ~$6,000

Crimson Web skins are among some of the most expensive knife skins in CS2. Nothing beats the Butterfly Knife Crimson Web as it fetches the highest price at a hefty $6,000 in Factory New condition.

It makes a ton of sense that something as coveted as the Butterfly Knife paired with the rare Crimson Web skin costs so much. Even if I were to spend that amount of money, it better be a Butterfly Knife.


M9 Bayonet | Crimson Web

Inspecting the M9 Bayonet Crimson Web
Inspecting the M9 Bayonet Crimson Web

Asking Price: ~$5,900

The M9 Bayonet Crimson Web sits right behind the Butterfly Knife in terms of pricing. This allows you to choose between the two if you have the luxury of splurging around $6,000 on a knife skin.

Like all Crimson Web skins, the M9 Bayonet version sees the knife covered in a blood-red shade. Of course, the iconic black spider web pattern coats the blade for some contrast.


M4A4 | Howl

Inspecting the M4A4 Howl skin in CS2
Inspecting the M4A4 Howl

Asking Price: ~$5,200

Taking a quick break from all the beautiful knife skins, we have the M4A4 Howl at 13th. The Howl is one of the most recognizable skins in CS2, yet it is rarely seen in-game due to its steep prices. The cheapest one in Well-Worn condition will still cost you around $2,800.

The popular skin features a classic black and red theme with a fiery image of a wolf howling as the centerpiece. That fiery howling wolf stands as the most expensive M4A4 skin in CS2.


Karambit | Crimson Web

Inspecting the Karambit Crimson Web
Inspecting the Karambit Crimson Web

Asking Price: ~$5,000

The penultimate entry is the Karmabit Crimson Web, completing the trifecta of the best knives in CS2. It’s a bit of a bargain compared to its brothers at around $5,000. Imagine slashing an enemy in-game with this masterpiece.

Players will surely gush at the sight of this Karambit because of how well its dark-red blade shines as the sunlight reflects on its surface. The black spider web pattern also helps it stand out as it complements the matte black handle.


Butterfly Knife | Lore

Inspecting the Butterfly Knife Lore skin in CS2
Inspecting the Butterfly Knife Lore

Asking Price: ~$4,800

Finalizing our list of the most expensive CS2 skins is the Butterfly Knife Lore. It might be the least costly one here, but it’ll still cost an arm and a leg for a Factory New condition. But, at an estimated drop rate of 0.26%, you can’t really blame its asking price.

The Butterfly Knife Lore was inspired by the equally expensive AWP Dragon Lore skin. Like its inspiration, it also features a bright gold finish, seen on both the blade and the handle. It is then completed with a beige Celtic pattern and a translucent medieval design.


The crown of the most expensive CS2 skin belongs to the Karambit Case Hardened (Blue Gem). Its added rarity, legendary status, and great story all add up to its crazy value of over $1.5 million. Will it ever change owners again? We’ll have to wait to find out.

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By Anwell Patdu CS2 & Valorant Expert
Hey, awesome game enthusiasts! I'm Anwell, diving into the gaming world from the days of the Game Boy Advance SP with Pokémon FireRed, evolving into a pro strategist in the intense showdowns of Valorant and CS2. It's a thrill ride I never want to get off!But hey, I'm not all about the competitive scene. Sometimes I'm kickin' back with the latest indie farming sims, where my farm designs—though not award-winners—bring a quirky kind of peace.As for the tech side, yeah, I've put together a PC or two, and it's a blast. But let’s park that for now; we're all about the gaming vibes here!All this joystick joy turned me into a wordsmith in the gaming universe, with a sea of articles to my credit. And the journey, with you all by my side, just keeps leveling up. So, stay tuned, stay connected, and let’s keep this game-night rolling! Ready for more action and less talk? Onward to our next virtual adventure!
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