We’ve combed through hundreds of knife and weapon skins and found that the Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem was the most expensive.
Before reading on, we highly suggest you skim through our short sticker price guide section. It explains how much the top-end stickers cost, and how some of these weapons came to cost so much.
Most Expensive CS:GO Skins
Here are the 10 most expensive skins in CS:GO:
- Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem
- StatTrak AK-47 | Case Hardened
- Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore
- StatTrak M4A4 | Howl
- AWP | Gungnir
- AK-47 | Wild Lotus
- StatTrak M4A4 | The Emperor
- AWP | Medusa
- StatTrak AK-47 | Vulcan
- StatTrak Ak-47 | Fire Serpent
1. Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem
The Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem is the holy grail of skins – one of a kind. It’s the best blue gem in the game, with the best type of condition possible.
In theory, one crate in every 824,000,000 opened has the skin, so it’s a miracle that a player has even found one. Considering its rarity, it makes sense that it sold for $150,000 USD, which is the largest transaction in CS:GO history.
Nowadays, it’s owned by a steam user called 青い王. In fact, you can still see the knife in his inventory, which, at current market prices, is easily worth more than one million dollars! Many CS:GO experts have hypothesised that, if he wanted to, the Karambit Case Hardened Blue Gem could be sold for $750,000 USD!
2. StatTrak AK-47 | Case Hardened
The second most expensive CS:GO skin is the StatTrak AK-47 | Case Hardened with minimal wear and scar pattern. What makes the skin unique is its four KATOWICE 2014 titan hollow stickers.
There are currently three in circulation. In January this year, it sold for $150,000 USD. However, it was resold in June for approximately $500,000 USD.
This skin is infamous, as it set the record for the most expensive skin sold ever TWICE in one year! In fact, it was so sought-after that Australia’s competitive team borrowed the skin for a match.
3. Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore
It’s a well-known fact — there is nothing more thrilling in counter strike than unboxing a Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore.
Unlike the regular AWP Dragon Lore, much of the souvenir versions’ value comes from custom signatures being found on the gun’s scope. The value can increase or decrease depending on which player or team has signed the skin.
The most sought-after Souvenir AWP Dragon Lore has the autograph of pashaBiceps, a retired Polish player. This gun with this sticker can fetch upwards of $300,000 USD nowadays, which places it as the third most expensive CS GO skin.
Although it sounds like a lot, the skin’s current owner is very wealthy – so I’m sure he won’t sell anytime soon.
4. StatTrak M4A4 | Howl
The fourth most expensive skin is the StatTrak M4A4 Howl with four iBUYPOWER hollows. Nowadays, it is owned by one of the largest CS:GO skin collectors.
When the skin was first made, it only cost about $15,000 USD. If it was sold today, however, you can expect a price of $200,000 USD.
5. AWP | Gungnir
The fifth most expensive skin is the factory new AWP Gungnir with four titan hollows.
The skin was first made by a Chinese player in 2020. Much to his surprise, the price of AWP skins and titan hollows was skyrocketing at the time. At the time, he could expect to sell the skin for $160,000 USD!
6. AK-47 | Wild Lotus
The sixth most expensive skin is the factory new AK-46 Wild Lotus with four titan hollows, which was released in mid-2020.
In 2021, a player that owned the skin sold it for an undisclosed amount. However, experts have predicted based on similar skins that it was sold for around $140,000 USD.
In my opinion, this skin doesn’t look that appealing. Although the hollowed stickers are cool, they definitely don’t make up for the costly price tag.
7. StatTrak M4A4 | The Emperor
The seventh most expensive skin is the factory new StatTrak M4A4 The Emperor with four TITAN KATOWICE 2014 hollowed stickers.
Although the stickers themselves are worth a ton, the skin’s real value comes from its wear value of 0.000009. The Emperor hasn’t been sold recently; however, estimates show that it would be worth about $135,000 USD.
8. AWP | Medusa
The eighth most expensive skin is the AWP Medusa with four titan hollow stickers.
This particular skin was crafted in 2017 by a player called Drone. In fact, he recorded himself crafting it and posted about it on Reddit.
Back in 2017, this skin would have cost a measly $10,000 USD. Nowadays though, it can fetch upwards of $120,000 USD.
*UPDATE* The AWP Medusa was sold for $128,000 USD in 2021 – holy smokes!
9. StatTrak AK-47 | Vulcan
The ninth most expensive skin is the factory new StatTrak Ak-47 Vulcan with four titan hollow stickers.
In my opinion, this is the best-looking weapon skin on this list (not factoring in knives), while not being nearly as expensive. Don’t get me wrong though, it will still cost you about $900.
“Wait!” I can hear you saying, “Isn’t $900 nothing compared to the other items on this list?”. Although that is true, this particular AK-47 Vulcan has four titan stickers, and each sticker individually costs ~ $45,000 USD!
As such, this Vulcan skin will cost you about $125,000 USD.
10. StatTrak Ak-47 | Fire Serpent
The tenth most expensive skin on this list is the factory new StatTrak Ak-47 Fire Serpent with four iBUYPOWER stickers.
This skin isn’t too appealing, and you would be fair to think that it would cost $40 to $50 to buy. However, it’s equipped with four iBUYPOWER stickers, which each individually cost $40,000 USD.
As such, this particular Fire Serpent skin will cost you about $100,000 USD!
Honourable Mention: StatTrak Bayonet | Crimson Web
The StatTrak Bayonet Crimson Web, although not the most expensive knife in the game, has been added to this list because of its reputation. Back in CS:GO’s golden days in 2015, this knife skin was highly sought after – everyone wanted one!
Back then, players could expect to pay $10,000 USD to get their hand on the skin. Nowadays, it will set you back $1000 to $5000 USD.
What Are the Most Expensive Stickers in CS:GO?
Similar to weapon skins, stickers can be drawn from crates. As some are rarer than others, certain stickers have become extremely expensive. In fact, sometimes a gun’s stickers can be worth much more than the skin itself.
Here are the prices of the most expensive stickers in CS:GO:
|Reason Gaming (Holo)||$25,000|
|Vox Eminor (Holo)||$15,000|
CS:GO features hundreds of skins. The number of sticks and decals in circulation would be too much to count! Naturally, some rarer and fancier skins rose to prominence and became super expensive.
This article looked at the 10 most expensive CS:GO skins and ranked them based on price. If we missed something noteworthy, comment below, and we will update the page.