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Karambit Case Hardened: All we know about the most expensive CS2 knife

The most expensive item in Counter-Strike - Karambit CH #387

Topic: Karambit Case Hardened: All we know about the most expensive CS2 knife

What would you choose: a $1.5 million sea-facing house or an in-game skin? Well, the most expensive knife in CS2, Karambit Case Hardened FN #387 (0.0480), is rumored to be valued around that amount.

Now, a common question arises: "What makes Karambit Case Hardened the most expensive knife in CS2?” CS2 skins have a market cap of over a billion dollars, which makes it possible for a Karambit to receive offers in the millions.

Here’s why this one particular CS2 knife is class apart.

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Why is the Karambit Case Hardened #387 so expensive?

CS2 offers a variety of limited-supply skins in specific cases or crates. If you unbox a skin in a lower condition, such as Factory New, it becomes more desirable and popular among the player base and community. The skin's value furthermore increases due to special features like StatTrak or rare stickers. Skins associated with famous players or tournaments, known as Souvenir skins, are often discontinued and can no longer be obtained by opening cases.

Enough introduction. It's time to get to today's topic: the legendary Karambit Case Hardened #387 in Factory New, in other words, the most expensive item in CS2. That exact Karambit is an extremely rare skin and only exists once. Nine of them, including all conditions, have been unboxed (13 if we include the duplicated ones). The infamous FN #387 was unboxed just two months after CSGO skins were released, around September 2013, by a player known as 2sh0ts. With the highest bid at $1,500,000 at pattern 387, Karambit Case Hardened is currently under the ownership of a player named Newb Rage (青い王).

It is not only the most expensive CS2 knife skin but also one of the most expensive virtual in-game items to date. The skin is fully blue with no dark spots on the play side, as you can see in the picture. People refer to it as the "Ocean Blue," and only one copy exists in Factory New condition, making it truly unique.

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Offers and collectors

The current owner rejected a $1.5 million offer for his Karambit, deeming it "too low" to consider. Rumors suggest that an offer of around $2 million was also made, but the owner once again rejected it.

If Newb Rage ever decides to sell his CS2 knife, it is difficult to determine the exact price it would fetch. However, considering the high demand and rarity of the Karambit, it is likely to sell for record sums. In mid-June 2023, a duped Well Worn Kara #387 was sold for $118,000.

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The recent Karambit #387 unbox

Recently, a player named "yurr69," an 18-year-old former Valorant player, tried playing CSGO and unboxed around 200 cases. With a total playtime of 30 hours, he unboxed a Field-Tested (0.325) Karambit Case Hardened #387 on July 2, 2023, and decided to sell it for $169,000 to a Chinese collector.

While the Field-Tested #387 is also quite valuable, the odds of obtaining a Factory New Karambit Case Hardened are exceedingly rare. In 2024, the price of this rare item will only go up.


The Karambit Case Hardened #387 is one of the rarest and most expensive CS2 knives. While unboxings like the recent one mentioned above can be life-changing, it's important not to be deceived into thinking that it's a common occurrence when opening CS2 cases. The majority of people actually lose money, and it is crucial to exercise caution when opening cases and capsules and to seek help if you notice signs of addictive behavior.

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