Top 10 most expensive CS:GO items on the market - September 2018

Top 10 most expensive CS:GO items on the market - September 2018

The top 10 most expensive CS:GO items currently available on the Steam market. I explored the market to find out the skins sold fairly at a high price during September 2018.

In the market, there are thousands of items sold at an inaccurate cost, often in an attempt to scam the buyers. To give credibility to this list, I included only the items that have been already traded in the past and their recent average price range.

Notes:

  • The CS:GO market is very volatile, so unpredictable variations in price can take place within a short period of time. Every month, I will renew this list with the updated prices, and mention at the end of it the skins that dropped out of the top 10.

  • Items with a different level of wear are not listed. I have indicated only the most expensive variant currently available on the Steam market.

  • To determine the skins in the top 10, I considered both the average, the recent, and the last sold prices.

  • Very rare or unique items, such as Souvenir skins dropped to commemorate a particular in-game event, are often sold outside the Steam market at an even higher cost.

  • I have updated this article every month for a long time. Due to the large number of skins featured, and the fluctuations of the CS:GO market, the skins may not be perfectly ordered by price anymore.

M4A4 | Howl (Factory New)

 
 
  • Average price: $1,300-1,350

  • Last sold on September 14 for $1,284

The M4A4 Howl was originally a part of The Huntsman Collection, but it was removed from it because Valve discovered the weapon used a stolen design.

Both contributors have been banned from the Steam Community and received no profits from the item. Also, Valve heavily punished them by discontinuing all-in-game items to which either of them contributed in the past, and won’t accept their future Workshop submissions.

The skin’s appearance was updated on June 11, 2014, and the rarity was changed from Covert to Contraband. The M4A4 Howl won’t be on sale anymore, so the ones still on the market are sold at a very high price.

Description: It has been custom painted with the image of a snarling wolf.

 M4A4 Howl - Old and new design

M4A4 Howl - Old and new design

AWP | Dragon Lore (Factory New)

Factory New exterior currently not available. Minimal Wear one last sold on September 16 for $1,399

 
 
  • Average price: $1,700-1,850

  • Last sold on September 1 for $1,774

A very rare weapon of Covert rarity available in The Cobblestone Collection. You can obtain it as an Operation drop, or as a Souvenir package while watching a Valve Major match played on Cobblestone.

The gun and the case have been added to the game with Operation Breakout. It included six maps and multiple weapon collections.

Description: It has been custom painted with a knotwork dragon.

Sport Gloves | Vice (Minimal Wear)

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  • Average price: $1,000-1,600

  • Last sold on September 6 for $1,179

Extraordinary gloves available in the Clutch Case.

Description: Synthetic fabrics make these athletic gloves durable and eye-catching. These synthetic gloves are crafted from a striking mix pink and blue technical fabrics.

Sticker | HellRaisers (Holo) | Katowice 2014

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  • Average price: $1,200-1,400

  • Last sold on July 15 for $1609

A Remarkable rarity sticker from the EMS Katowice 2014 Legends capsule. The stickers from that event are now in low supply and also feature an amazing design, so many wants to buy them.

Hand Wraps | Slaughter (Factory New)

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  • Average price: $1,500-1,800

  • Last sold on January 21 for $1,820

Extraordinary gloves available in the Operation Hydra and Glove cases.

Description: Preferred by hand-to-hand fighters, these wraps protect the knuckles and stabilize the wrist when punching. Dyed crimson, these wraps make it hard to see where the fabric ends and the bloodstains begin.

AWP | Medusa (Factory New)

 
 
  • Average price: $1,100-1,400

  • Last sold on September 15 for $1,294

Covert sniper rifle from The Gods and Monsters Collection released with Operation Bloodhound. The updated brought six community maps in the official matchmaking, and six exclusive weapon collections: Cobblestone, Cache, Overpass, Gods and Monsters, The Rising Sun, and Chop Shop.

Description: It has been custom painted with the image of a gorgon

Karambit | Autotronic (Factory New)

Factory New exterior currently not available. Minimal Wear one last sold on September 16 for $567.

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  • Average price: $1,000-1,500

  • Last sold on September 6 for $1,200

A cover knife that can be found in the Gamma and Gamma 2 cases. It was released with the Gamma Exposure update.

Description: It has been anodized red and uses steel mesh to lighten the weight

StatTrak™ Karambit | Case Hardened (Factory New)

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  • Average price: $800-1,500. The cost of this skin can vary a lot depending on the pattern.

  • Last sold on September 2 for $743

A covert knife introduced with The Arms Deal update in 2013. It can be found in eleven cases.

Description: It has been color case-hardened through the application of wood charcoal at high temperatures.

Specialist Gloves | Mogul (Factory New)

Factory New exterior currently not available. Minimal Wear one last sold on September 17 for $406.

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  • Average price: $1,400

  • Last sold on August 2 for $1,800 (recent price spike)

Extraordinary gloves available in the Clutch Case.

Description: Durable, breathable, and stylish; these gloves are designed to take (and give) a beating. These wintery gloves would be at home on the ski hill.

StatTrak™ AK-47 | Fire Serpent (Minimal Wear)

Minimal Wear exterior currently not available.

 
 
  • Average price: $1,200

  • Last sold on August 16 for $1,030

A covert rarity gun that belongs to The Bravo Collection. It was released with Operation Bravo, which introduced eight maps available in casual, deathmatch, and competitive mode, plus fifteen exclusive weapons.

Description: This memento from Ruins has been painted with a fire serpent motif.

Specialist Gloves | Fade (Minimal Wear)

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  • Average price: $800-1,200

  • Last sold on September 17 for $1,150

Extraordinary gloves available in the Clutch Case.

Description: Durable, breathable, and stylish; these gloves are designed to take (and give) a beating. These multicolored gloves have metallic accents. 

After the top 10

There are many more amazing and expensive skins. I have featured them during the previous months, but they fell from the top 10 due to the fluctuations of the Steam Market. Let's check them out!

Note: Some of these items were in the top 10 with a different level of wear, but currently the more expensive variant isn’t available on the Steam Market.

In no particular order.

Moto Gloves | Spearmint (Minimal Wear)

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  • Average price: Around $1,000

  • Last sold on September 13 for $969

Extraordinary gloves available in the Glove and Operation Hydra cases.

Description: These bulky hard knuckled gloves can protect the wearers hands from road rash at 60 mph. White leather and red stitching make these gloves as stylish as they are comfortable.

M9 Bayonet | Lore (Factory New)

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  • Average price: $1,000-1,200

  • Last sold on September 2 for $1,144

A cover knife that can be found in the Gamma and Gamma 2 cases. It was released with the Gamma Exposure update, which featured community designs and knives with the new Gamma finishes.

Description: It has been custom painted with knotwork.

StatTrak™ Bowie Knife | Case Hardened (Factory New)

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  • Average price: only recently above $1,000

  • Last sold on September 10 for $911

A covert Knife released with the Operation Wildfire. The update brought over 50 missions in two campaigns, and the Wildfire Case introduced 16 community-created weapons.

Description: It has been color case-hardened through the application of wood charcoal at high temperatures.

StatTrak™ Karambit | Lore (Minimal Wear)

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  • Average price: $1,000

  • Last sold on September 18 for $847.

A cover knife that can be found in the Gamma and Gamma 2 cases. It was released with the Gamma Exposure update.

Description: It has been custom painted with knotwork.

Sport Gloves | Pandora's Box (Field Tested)

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  • Average price: $600-900

  • Last sold on September 18 for $748

Extraordinary gloves available in the Glove and Operation Hydra cases.

Description: Synthetic fabrics make these athletic gloves durable and eye-catching. The black and purple gloves have a subtle pattern printed on the palms.

Specialist Gloves | Crimson Kimono (Minimal Wear)

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  • Average price: $1,000+

  • Last sold on September 18 for $1,236

Extraordinary gloves available in the Glove and Operation Hydra cases.

Description: Durable, breathable, and stylish; these gloves are designed to take (and give) a beating. This pair of black gloves has been accented with a stark red diamond pattern.

Moto Gloves | Boom! (Factory New)

Factory New exterior currently not available. Minimal Wear one last sold on September 18 for $304.

Moto Gloves Boom csgo skin.png
  • Average price: $800-950

  • Last sold on September 16 for $992

Extraordinary gloves available in the Glove and Operation Hydra cases.

Description: These bulky hard knuckled gloves can protect the wearers hands from road rash at 60 mph. This pair has been covered in comic book onomatopoeia.

Sport Gloves | Amphibious (Minimal Wear)

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  • Average price: $600-800

  • Last sold on September 19 for $711

Extraordinary gloves available in the Clutch Case

Description: Synthetic fabrics make these athletic gloves durable and eye-catching. These synthetic blue and white gloves are quick drying and breathable.

StatTrak™ Karambit | Crimson Web (Minimal Wear)

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  • Average price: $600

  • Last sold on September 3 for $355

A covert knife introduced with The Arms Deal update in 2013. It can be found in eleven cases.

Description: It has been painted using a spider web-patterned hydrographic over a red base coat and finished with a semi-gloss topcoat.

M9 Bayonet | Night (Factory New)

Factory New exterior currently not available. Minimal Wear one last sold on September 18 for $198.

M9 Bayonet Night CSGO skin.png
  • Average price: $600-1,000

  • Last sold on August 22 for $920

A covert knife introduced with The Arms Deal update in 2013. Nowadays, it can be found in eleven cases.

Description: It has individual parts spray-painted solid colors in a night ops color scheme.

M9 Bayonet | Autotronic (Factory New)

StatTrak™ version last sold on May 1 for $1,277. Rarely avaialble on the Steam market.

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  • Average price: $700

  • Last sold on September 12 for $549

A cover knife that can be found in the Gamma and Gamma 2 cases. It was released with the Gamma Exposure update.

Description: It has been anodized red and uses steel mesh to lighten the weight.

AUG | Akihabara Accept (Factory New)

 
 
  • Average price: $800

  • Last sold on August 27 for $584

Covert rifle from The he Rising Sun Collection released with Operation Bloodhound. The updated brought six community maps in the official matchmaking, and six exclusive weapon collections: Cobblestone, Cache, Overpass, Gods and Monsters, The Rising Sun, and Chop Shop.

Description: It has been decorated with a heat transfer vinyl of an anime magazine cover.

Driver Gloves | Imperial Plaid (Minimal Wear)

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  • Average price: $650

  • Last sold on September 11 for $543

Extraordinary gloves available in the Clutch case.

Description: These driving gloves offer protection from the elements while still maintaining tactile sensation. This pair of flannel and leather gloves has an imperial hue.

Moto Gloves | Eclipse (Factory New)

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  • Average price: Very variable price. Also, the Factory new exterior disappeared from the market for a long time.

  • Last sold on January 4 for $1,380

Extraordinary gloves available in the Glove and Operation Hydra Cases.

Description: These bulky hard knuckled gloves can protect the wearers hands from road rash at 60 mph. This is the original classic black design that made Tortue a household name.

Sticker | Vox Eminor (Holo) | Katowice 2014

Item currently not available. From the March 2018 list.

Sticker Vox Eminor (Holo) Katowice 2014 CSGO.png
  • Average price: $1,850

  • Last sold on August 22 for $1,400

Vox Eminor is a professional Australian esports organization, presently they do not have an active roster.

The Remarkable rarity sticker was available in the EMS Katowice 2014 Challengers capsule. There is a limited amount of them on the market, and presumably the price won’t drop unless the organization returns to compete in CS:GO and participates in a Valve event.

Sticker | Team Dignitas (Holo) | Katowice 2014

Often, the item is not available on the Steam Market.

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  • Average price: $1,000-1,900.

  • Last sold on April 10 for $1,993

This Remarkable rarity sticker was available in the EMS Katowice 2014 Legends capsule. The demand for this sticker slowly increased over time, and now it can be sold at a stellar price.

It is expensive mostly because it looks awesome on skins in-game, and many players love the holo effect on the eyes.

Note: if Team Dignitas will qualify for a Major in the future, the price of this one might drop drastically (depending on the design of the new holo one).


There are many expensive and rare items in CS:GO, but not all of them are always available on the Steam market. I preferred dedicating my time to those you can buy right now.


Header image by duncasaurus_. All the media in the article are a property of Valve. Gifs courtesy of Orgwolf.

Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on @SkulzDota.