Since CS:GO skins were added to the game, the hierarchy around them was built. Thus, some became common stuff with a high drop chance and prevalence among CS:GO accounts. While others take an exquisite niche of expensive and rare items that may cost you tens of thousands of dollars. So today, we want to acquaint you with those valuable items, familiarizing you with their visuals, history, and the reason for their price.

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5 - M4A4 Howl

We will start with an iconic item that is a dream of everyone who likes playing as a counter-terrorist side. M4A4 is quite old skin brought to the game with The Huntsman Collection on May 1, 2014.

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The item's design revolves around a howling wolf in the middle of the rifle’s body. The wolf is designed out of flames, creating an authentic look for it. While the color palette for the gun consists of orange, red, and yellow colors. Besides a central element, there are numerous red flames spread across the skin, while the underlying layer is totally black.

The price of the M4A4 Howl is defined by its status: It is the only Contraband gun. Thus, due to copyright violations, the valve had to delete this item from cases, and the item can be obtained only via market or trade-up contracts. As a result, the factory-new version of the skin was sold for a shocking $19 753, while the well-worn price is $10 000.

4 - Butterfly Knife Crimson Web

Of course, our list wouldn’t be appropriate if we didn’t add a knife here. So a butterfly knife with a crimson web pattern was added to the game on July 1, 2014, with the start of operation breakout.

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The knife’s blade has a minimalistic yet beautiful black spider web pattern on the crimson-red background. While the handle is painted in an elegant solid black.

But the key to this knife’s price is the pattern index. Thus, the price will be pretty high if three or more web centers are located straight on the blade. So the StatTrak version of Butterfly Knife Crimson Web with a rare pattern sold for $22 781 at the highest.

3 - AK - 47 Case Hardened

AK - 47 Case Hardened is a classic when we think about expensive guns. Its first appearance in the game happened on August 13, 2013, with The Arms Deal Collection.


The skin’s pattern is quite simple, which doesn’t restrict it from being beautiful. Thus, the rifle’s body is coated with numerous stains of blue, purple, and yellow colors. And again, a pattern index that changes the locations of these stains is what makes Case Hardened so expensive. If being more exact, it is a 661 pattern, which paints the upper part of the gun’s body in a crystal blue.

AK - 47 Case Hardened with 661 pattern index and StatTrak can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially if it is factory-new.

2 - AWP Dragon Lore (Souvenir)

That is time for one of the most well-recognized skins of CS:GO: AWP Dragon Lore. The item had its debut on July 1, 2014, and became a part of the Cobblestone Collection.


Visuals of Dragon Lore feature a yellow and red color scheme with a fire-blasting dragon in the middle. The rifle is also adorned with numerous patterns, bringing many interesting elements to the skin.

AWP Dragon Lore Souvenir in a factory-new wear state sells for more than $200 000, and there is a solid reason for that. This skin can drop only from a box during the Cobblestone esports matches. And the thing is that Cobblestone is no longer used in esports. So technically, you can only buy the skin or get it with a trade-up contract.

1 - Karambit Case Hardened

Here we have another Case Hardened skin on our list, but this time it is a Karambit knife. This skin also comes far from the past, and it was released on August 14, 2013, with the Arms Deal Update.


The skin itself features a black knife handle and blue, yellow, and purple stains on the blade. So the price here is also defined by the rare placement of stains and the pattern index. The rarest one is the blue gem, where one blade’s side is fully blue. Such Karambit was once sold for $100 000, but recently, an owner got a proposal to sell it for $1.4 million!