The 5 Best CS-GO Knives of 2017

The whole reason CS-GO knives are so big in the first place is because of their aesthetic qualities. The in-game CS-GO knife industry has grown shockingly huge, with players willing to pay 1000’s of dollars for the most stylish vanity items. It’s inevitable that this would spill over to the real world.

Many companies now also manufacture CS-GO styled knives, fulfilling these desires. Karambits have been made especially popular by these in-game purchases. Chances are, if you were looking for a CS-GO knife, that you knew looks were an important consideration from the beginning.

Choosing the knife that suits you start by deciding on whether you want a butterfly knife, karambit, or more traditional design. Then you can start looking at colors, paints, patterns, and overall knife shape.

KARAMBIT Tactical Knife By Magnolia Gear | CSGO Knife
KARAMBIT KNIFE W/SHEATH, ROPE AND SHARPENER – The most effective personal self defense knife used by Professional Martial Artist!
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CS-GO Stainless Steel Tactical Knife With Sheath and Cord 7 Colors Neck Knife
Material: the blade using high quality stainless steel and the case also handle using non-skid design plastic. Ergonomically designed handle
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CIMA Outdoor Survival Tactical Knife CS GO Karambit Hawkbill Neck Knife
Length: 7.67", Blade Length: 3.5", Titanium Gold Blade Coating, will not fade, Blade Material: 440C steel
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Anlado Cs Go Balisong Butterfly Knife Trainer - Red Color
No offensive blade: this butterfly training is for learning how to use the thing without all the cuts and bruising to the hands; the unsharpened blade of our practice butterfly knifes will keep you away from danger as a beginner
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CIMA Huntsman CS:GO Knife, Multi-color Full Tang Fixed Blade Tactical Knife
Full-length 10.8 inch, blade 5.9inch, eight colors with nylon scabbard, Tactical fixed blade knife ideal for camping or survival training
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CIMA Real CS:GO Gut Knife Counter Strike Fixed Blade
The blade is made of 5Cr15MoV steel. The angles on the sharpened edge of the gut hook make it a perfect tool when field dressing game.
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Knife reviews

KARAMBIT Tactical Knife By Magnolia Gear | CSGO Knife

KARAMBIT KNIFE W/SHEATH, ROPE AND SHARPENER – The most effective personal self defense knife used by Professional Martial Artist!

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KARAMBIT Tactical Knife By Magnolia Gear

Our first CS-GO knife on this list and the best choice overall in our opinion. It’s another karambit, which means it’s perfect for the outdoors and a good companion on any camping or hiking expedition. It can also handle itself in a self-defense situation.

This knife is made of high quality stainless steel. To lessen the need for maintenance and improve its odds against rust and corrosion it is coated in titanium. The blade is 4” which is a good length for a wide range of applications.

The knife also looks fantastic. The gold, tiger stripes make it look at home in the great outdoors. It also comes with some handy extras like a sharpener.

At the current price point it’s an expensive knife but with the additions it’s a value for money buy.

Pros
Nice extras
Outdoors look
Titanium coating
Cons
A bit pricey

CS-GO Stainless Steel Tactical Knife With Sheath and Cord 7 Colors Neck Knife

Material: the blade using high quality stainless steel and the case also handle using non-skid design plastic. Ergonomically designed handle

by All-Knives

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CS-GO Stainless Steel Tactical Knife

Our last knife we review is a very straightforward option, which isn’t a bad thing at all. It’s a great choice for a first-time karambit user to get acquainted with this type of knife and try it out. Because it is a karambit you can use it for a variety of outdoor uses as well as self-defense.

The blade is made of stainless steel which means it will be relatively rust and corrosion resistant. It’s a 3.5” long blade which means it’s easy to stow away and to use. The handle is made of plastic, that might not be the most comfortable or offer amazing grip but its design is adequate.

For its current price it’s a great option to try out and get to grips with your first CS-GO knife.

Pros
Inexpensive
Straightforward
Good looking
Cons
A low-end knife

CIMA Outdoor Survival Tactical Knife CS GO Karambit Hawkbill Neck Knife

Length: 7.67″, Blade Length: 3.5″, Titanium Gold Blade Coating, will not fade, Blade Material: 440C steel

by All-Knives

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CIMA Outdoor Survival Tactical Knife CS GO Karambit Hawkbill Neck Knife

Yet another karambit, we just can’t get enough of them! This one by CIMA is of the more colorful variety and looks straight out of the game. They call it a hawkbill and it certainly looks like it. Once again, a karambit is a fantastic option for the outdoorsman and the self-defense concerned.

The blade is made of 440C steel which isn’t the most wear and tear resistant, but like the knife by Magnolia gear it features titanium coating for higher resistance. Like the other karambits it has a plastic handle but this one is one of the better options. The 3.5” blade will fit most, if not all situations.

Pros
Titanium coated
Colorful
Cons
No extra’s

Anlado Cs Go Balisong Butterfly Knife Trainer – Red Color

No offensive blade: this butterfly training is for learning how to use the thing without all the cuts and bruising to the hands; the unsharpened blade of our practice butterfly knifes will keep you away from danger as a beginner

by All-Knives

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Anlado CS-GO Real Butterfly Knife

Now, for a little something different. Bringing some variation into our list is this unique butterfly knife by Anlado. First of all, it’s a training knife with a blunt edge. Most people take up the butterfly knife with the aim of learning neat party tricks with it and it’s recommended for your safety to start with a blunt edge.

The read and black is a sexy look. The biggest benefit of this knife is that it comes with all the extras you need to get started. It’s packaged with a screwdriver and screws to adjust the stiffness. All in all, it’s the perfect training knife for any beginner.

Pros
All the bits and pieces you need
High quality
Cons
Blunt blade

CIMA Huntsman CS:GO Knife, Multi-color Full Tang Fixed Blade Tactical Knife

Full-length 10.8 inch, blade 5.9inch, eight colors with nylon scabbard, Tactical fixed blade knife ideal for camping or survival training

by All-Knives

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CIMA Huntsman CS:GO Knife, Multi-color Full Tang Fixed Blade Tactical Knife

One killer looking knife. This goes to show that a knife doesn’t have to be from an exotic location to look awesome. So far it’s the knife with the best handle. It comes with a ABS Engineering material handle that provides excellent rip in all conditions.

The blade can be multicolored, has a blood groove for less weight, and is made of 440 stainless steel. At 5.9” it’s one of the longest options here, which makes it more suited to combat and self-defense but still remain usable.

Pros
Good grip
Nice sheath and extras
Cons
A bit big and unwieldy

CIMA Real CS:GO Gut Knife Counter Strike Fixed Blade

The blade is made of 5Cr15MoV steel. The angles on the sharpened edge of the gut hook make it a perfect tool when field dressing game.

by All-Knives

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CIMA Real CS:GO Gut Knife

Rounding off our list is also something different, in the form of this classical looking gut knife. A gut knife is used mainly for field dressing game but this blade will satisfy a number of outdoor uses. The wooden handle adds a nice style variation.

The blade is made of 5Cr15MoV steel and is 3.74” long and can be customized with a variety of spectacular colors. It’s a reproduction of the in-game gut knife and will tingle any CS-GO players fantasies.

Pros
Added ability to field dress game
Classy looks
Cons
Nothing to complain about!

What to consider when you are buying the perfect CS:GO knife?

1. Blade material

The range of steel types used to manufacture knives are staggering and we couldn’t possibly provide you with the pros and cons of each. For any kind of knife meant to be used outside of water stainless steel and high carbon blades are the best choice.

Stainless steel options are corrosion and rust resistant, up until a point. High carbon blades less so, since they oxidize easier. This means you have to basically choose between strength and less maintenance and longevity.

When you like a particular knife check the description for the steel type as well as any coating it might have. A popular choice is black oxidized coating that improves resistance and lessens light reflection.

2. Karambit, butterfly knife, or normal knife

A karambit is a knife that originated in SEA where it was used for all kinds of daily chores. It has many different uses as well as self defense. It may look strange at first but make no mistake about it. It’s an exceptionally useful and potentially very harmful as a self-defense weapon. It doesn’t look like a tiger claw for nothing.

Also called a fan knife or balisong is a folding knife. It’s made of two long handles that rotate counter clockwise and come together to conceal to blade. More often than not they are produced in the Philippines. Today it is widely used for impressive tricks with fast hands, although it is still a great self-defense or utility option. It was even used for shaving before modern razors.

There are also CS-GO style knives in more classic forms. Classic knives still have an advantage when it comes to cutting, especially thick items. The handles are also better suited for those who prefer a normal grip. These knives are good all-rounders.

3. Sheath and attachment

It’s preferable and more convenient to buy a knife that comes with a sheath designed specifically for it. The sheath will also determine how it can be attached to your body. There are surprisingly many factors to consider when looking at sheathes. Metal, material, and leather sheathes are popular.

Popular ways to carry knives like these are around your neck, as a boot knife or on the belt. On the boot is great for concealment, on the built for easy access without the fear of entanglement, and around the neck to show it off as well as quick use.

4. Aesthetics

The whole reason CS-GO knives are so big in the first place is because of their aesthetic qualities. The in-game CS-GO knife industry has grown shockingly huge, with players willing to pay 1000’s of dollars for the most stylish vanity items. It’s inevitable that this would spill over to the real world.

Many companies now also manufacture CS-GO styled knives, fulfilling these desires. Karambits have been made especially popular by these in-game purchases. Chances are, if you were looking for a CS-GO knife, that you knew looks were an important consideration from the beginning.

Choosing the knife that suits you start by deciding on whether you want a butterfly knife, karambit, or more traditional design. Then you can start looking at colors, paints, patterns, and overall knife shape.