The Classic Knife is one of the oldest and most popular knife skins that have ever existed in CS GO. Back in the day, the popular Vanilla version of the Classic Knife in CS 1.6 was all you needed to have fun killing enemies at close range.
“A classic of the Counter-Strike series, the edge of this knife is press-fit Stellite perfectly held in place due to its precise fit with the titanium on the blade's cheek and spine. The handle is fossilized mastodon ivory held in a carbon fiber pocket.”
This is the official description of the Classic Knife that the game itself shares. It's a slick and dangerous weapon, meant for those who know how to kill with such items.
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Classic Knife CS 1.6
Back in the day, players were able to customize their knives even in the old version of Counter-Strike. They were called skin mods as well but were more difficult to acquire and install. However, players still had the option of replacing their Vanilla Classic Knife for something much cooler and better. On the other hand, others weren't able to see their skin mod, as it was only visible to them unlike the skins in CSGO.
How to Get Classic Knife Skins in CSGO?
In CS Global Offensive, there are a few ways you can obtain Classic Knife skins. All of the methods are straightforward and don't take a lot of time to implement. Here are a few of the most popular ways to get a new Classic Knife skin and show it off to your friends and enemies.
Steam Community Market
The first, and most secure, way to grab new skins for Counter-Strike Global Offensive is on Steam. You can either purchase new ones if you have money in your Steam Wallet or trade them for other items in your inventory. Simply enter the Steam community market and search for Classic Knife skins.
Websites like DMarket and SkinCashier are great choices. They offer plenty of options for countless Counter-Strike Global Offensive weapons and knives. On top of that, you can choose the payment method that suits you best and instantly transfer your new skin. You simply need to create an account and pick a username and password to keep all of your items and money secure on the website.
The origin of the Classic Knife itself comes from the CSGO CS20 Collection. The case that came with it featured unique weapon skins and 13 special Classic Knife skins. There is a small chance to drop an exceedingly rare Classic Knife item from this case. If that happens, you can sell it for a lot of money or enjoy playing with it.
How to Buy & Sell the Skin
We already discussed a few of the ways you can obtain and buy any Classic Knife you want. If you have ones that you want to sell, trade, or get rid of then this process is also easy and quick. Using the same methods of buying skins, you can easily place any item you have for sale and wait for someone to purchase it.
This can be done both on the Steam market and on other CS:GO trading sites as well. You can sell anything from sniper rifles to StatTrak knives, and anything in between. All you need in order to do this is a valid account and the Counter-Strike Global Offensive items you want to sell in your inventory.
Best Classic Knife Skins to Buy
The particular order of each skin name you see on this list is irrelevant, as we are simply listing the best and most popular ones that can be seen in most games. Also, each skin on this list can be found in the CS20 weapon case that was designed by various community members.
Fade is one of the most beautiful skin designs for this type of knife. It is available only in Factory New and Minimal Wear condition, including StatTrak technology implementation as well. Fade comes at a starting price of $650 and can easily reach $1000 for the best quality one. It features a unique handle that includes unique materials and a carbon fibre pocket.
The Crimson Web is known as a skin pattern that obtains the highest price for various weapons other than knives. The Crimson Web is also rarely seen in games due to its high price. It is available in all wear levels and StatTrak models. The starting price is $300 and the highest it has gotten is close to $3000. That's not even the cheapest amount for a knife skin in Counter-Strike Global Offensive.
Slaughter is another gorgeous classic knife that has a float factor range of 0.01 to 0.26. This means that it is only available in wear levels of Field-Tested, Minimal Wear, and Factory New. It comes in StatTrak models as well and is worth anywhere between $300 to $600.
Lastly, who can forget the most classic of Classic Knives? The Vanilla skin is one of the most popular skins that resemble the knife from CS 1.6. You can find it in the CS20 weapon case as a rare special item that is only available in one wear level. It has no float factor and it is available in StatTrak. This item also doesn't wear and tear, making it unique and one of a kind. The Vanilla knife can also be purchased on Counter-Strike trading websites for anything between $300 and $500.