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These are the cheapest knives in CS2

Cheap CS2 Knives are less colorful, but they still look cool.

Purchasing a knife in CS2 is the dream of many CS2 players, myself included. A lot of us, however, don’t have the money or simply don’t want to spend a staggering amount on a cosmetic, making the cheapest knives in CS2 more appealing.

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These knives may not look as good as a Karambit Doppler or a Butterfly Knife Black Laminate, but they’ll still be a massive visual upgrade compared to CS2‘s default knife.

Here are the cheapest CS2 knives we could find for you.

The 10 cheapest knives in CS2

Here are the cheapest CS2 knives currently available on the Steam Market.

Knife nameExteriorStarting priceImage
Navaja Knife | Boreal ForestBattle-Scarred$85 to 95Image of the Navaja Knife Boreal Forest in CS2.
Shadow Daggers | Safari MeshBattle-Scarred$85 to 95Image of the Shadow Daggers Safari Mesh in CS2.
Gut Knife | Safari MeshBattle-Scarred$98Gut knife Safari Mesh Gut Knife in CS2.
Survival Knife | Safari MeshBattle-Scarred$99 to 112Safari Mesh Survival Knife in CS2
Paracord Knife | Safari MeshBattle-Scarred$100 to 115paracord knife safari mesh in CS2
Bowie Knife | Safari MeshWell-Worn$100 to 115Bowie Knife Safari Mesh in CS2
Falchion Knife | Safari MeshField-Tested$100 to 120Falchion Knife Safari Mesh in CS2
Huntsman Knife | Safari MeshMinimal Wear$125 to 140Huntsman Knife Safari Mesh in CS2
Ursus Knife | Safari MeshField-Tested$110 to 140Ursus Knife Safari Mesh in CS2
Classic Knife | Safari MeshWell-Worn$130 to 160Classic Knife Safari Mesh
The cheapest CS2 knives. All images via Valve

Bear in mind Steam Market prices always fluctuate, so some of the knives in the list above might be cheaper or more expensive the time you try to buy them.

Things are always changing

This list highlights the most budget-friendly Knives in CS2. Keep in mind many Knives have additional variants that might be similarly priced. For the most current CS2 Knife prices, head to the Steam Community Market for CS2 and sort by ‘Price (ascending)’ after searching “Knife.” This will show you the cheapest options at that time.

What is the current cheapest Knife in CS2?

At the time of writing, the cheapest Knife in CS2 is the Navaja Knife’s Boreal Forest variant. The Battle-Scarred version of this Knife usually fluctuates between $85 to $95 when it comes to its Counter-Strike 2 price.

Which CS2 Knife should you buy?

A CS2 player sneaking upon an enemy with a knife.
The urge to use your knife more often will be unresistable. Screenshot by Dot Esports

If you’re on a tight budget, you should buy one of the Navaja Knife versions in CS2. Navaja Knives are generally cheap and always in stock. My first CS2 Knife was a Navaja and it also happened to be my gateway to more expensive Knives.

Why are CS2 Knives so expensive?

CS2 Knives are expensive because they are some of the rarest items in the game. At its core, it’s a simple demand versus supply equation. The demand for CS2 Knives is almost always high while the supply is limited. Even if you open the best CS2 cases, your chances of getting a Knife will be considerably low compared to a regular weapon skin.

What are knife skins in CS2?

The Kukri Knife, with a bright Fade skin, as part of the new CS2 Kilowatt Case.
It’s a colorful hobby. Image via Valve

Knives are among the most expensive cosmetics you can get in CS2, along with gloves and special skins for the AWP, AK-47, and M4A4. The reason why Counter-Strike 2 knives cost so much is because the odds of getting one from official skin cases are approximately one in 400 tries and because not only do they change the visuals of the weapon, but each of them comes with a unique movement animation.


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