Skins in CS:GO are a great way to customize the look of your player model and add a bit of color to the game. CSGO Knives are the holy grail of skins, but their high price tag puts many people off buying one. Here are some of the best knives under 100 CSGO can offer. You can get these from third party websites, which are usually cheaper than the Steam Market allowing you to get the best cheap CSGO knives for that little bit cheaper.
Bayonet Rust Coat – battle scarred:
One of the best CSGO knives under $100, and one of the best cheap knife skins in general, is the Bayonet Rust Coat battle-scarred. In the Rust Coat skin, the wear and tear of lower conditions, like battle-scarred, only adds to the ruggedness of the knife, meaning you can afford a mean looking knife like the Bayonet without having to resort to a horrible skin like the Boreal Forest.
Falchion Knife Crimson Web – field tested:
One of the most highly revered kinds of knife you can get are the Crimson Web series. As long as they aren’t too worn, the red background with intertwining black webs looks stunning. The great thing about the Falchion Knife is the blade is very large, so you get a lot of the red and black web design on the knife. For under $100, the Falchion Crimson Web is a great shout for a good knife on a budget and certainly one of the best CSGO knives under 100 dollars.
Falchion Knife Slaughter – field tested:
Another Falchion Knife makes it onto the list for the best cheap knives CSGO has because of the surface area of the blade, meaning you get so much of the blade pattern on the knife. This time it’s the Slaughter skin which looks great with its blend of reds. If it looks familiar, that’s because CS:GO pro player Snax uses a Falchion Slaughter called the “MACZETA”.
Flip Knife Damascus Steel – factory new:
Flip Knives are cheap and simple knives, meaning you can find many variants of them for under $100. One of the nicest colour combinations is the Damascus Steel, contrasting the handle with a brilliant silver blade. I think this is one of the best knives under 100 dollars you can find in Counter-Strike. And $90 for a factory new Damascus Steel knife is a bargain.
Gut Knife Ultraviolet – minimal wear:
The Gut Knife is arguably the ugliest knife in the game, yes, but with that concession comes the opportunity to snag some wicked-looking colors and patterns on the knives. For under 100 bucks, you can get a minimal wear Gut Knife Ultraviolet, a violet-on-black color scheme that is sleek and looks ready for business. If you’re looking for a knife under 100 dollars, don’t overlook the Gut Knives as they’re the best cheap knife skins since you can afford the nicest-looking patterns — that are usually reserved for the big spenders — on a budget.
Huntsman Knife Night – minimal wear
To get a Huntsman Knife in a skin as gorgeous as a minimal wear Night for under $100 makes this possibly my favorite skin on this list. The already-intimidating blade becomes 10x more awesome in a sleek black finish.
M9 Bayonet Night – field tested:
The first M9 on our list is the Night in field tested condition. This isn’t the most glamorous M9 Bayonet skin, but the selection of M9’s available for under $100 is rather lacking, and this is most definitely one of the best. The Night pattern is just good enough condition to give most of the knife that ominous black look, complimenting the style of the M9 very well.
Huntsman Knife Vanilla:
Vanilla knives are knives without any skin added. These can look quite sleek on some knife designs, and aren’t as pricey as the best looking skins. The Vanilla Huntsman looks far more valuable than a knife under $100 should be, making it one of the best knives in CS:GO you can get for that price, and definitely one of the best Huntsman Knife for under $100. It sells for between $80-$90 so doesn’t even break the budget.
Huntsman Knife Crimson Web – field tested:
The third arrival of the Huntsman Knife and this time its Crimson Web version can be bought for a budget of $100. Field tested on the knife means a nice amount of the red webbing shows, but unfortunately for a more cleaner look on a Crimson Web knife you’d have to shell out a lot more money.
M9 Bayonet Ultraviolet – battle scarred:
Astonishingly there are two nice-looking M9 skins that you can buy for under $100, the second of them being the battle scarred Ultraviolet. In its battle scarred state, you get almost a Vanilla skin which would look cool in itself, but also with slight purple lines over the knife.
Bowie Knife Blue Steel – minimal wear – Our best knife under 100 dollars in 2017
One of the newer knives coming into the game and that has got a lot of use in 2017, the Bowie Knife looks powerful and sturdy in the hands, similarly to the M9 Bayonet and the Huntsman Knife. This one is lingers just around that 100 dollar threshold, but its looks deserve the price. This weapon looks clean, with the blue of the blade and the black of the handle contrasting pleasantly, making you look awesome in-game.
These prices were accurate on OPSkins as of November 2017. Prices on OPSkins can fluctuate depending on what the sellers set the price at.
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