Best Shadow Daggers in CSGO

We often refer to the Shadow Daggers as ugly, but they’re not as bad if you choose the right skin.

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Shadow Daggers have this very weird reputation in the Counter-Strike Global Offensive community. They’re almost always written off as ugly and irrelevant, and this is likely due to the fact that they look like butt plugs. Regardless of this, they’re still knives, and no matter how much we meme these daggers, they’ll always be just as expensive as some of the other knives.

What we want to show you with today’s list is the best Shadow Daggers CSGO skins, and we guarantee that there’s a skin here that’ll make you think twice about these little handheld demons.

Crimson Web

The Shadow Daggers Crimson Web was added to CSGO on the 17th of September, 2015. It was released as part of the “Shadow Boxing” update, and currently starts at $80 on the Steam Market.

  • Description: Be careful where you walk, you never know where the web is spread
  • Cheapest-Highest Steam Price: $80(BS) - $150(MW
  • Drops From: Shadow Case
  • First Appeared: 17 September 2015

The Crimson Web skin design turns any skin into gold, and this also applies to the Shadow Daggers. We’re familiar with the color pattern and design, but the black matte on the handle simply goes well with the shape and red crimson web design on the blade. Factory New listings aren’t available, and Minimal Wear is the best condition you can get this skin in. In all honesty, $150 isn’t bad for a knife with the Crimson Web skin. 

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Case Hardened

The Shadow Daggers Case Hardened was added to CSGO on the 17th of September, 2015. It was released as part of the “Shadow Boxing” update, and currently starts at $92 on the Steam Market.

  • Description: A little color never hurt anyone
  • Cheapest-Highest Steam Price: $92(WW) - $190(FN
  • Drops From: Shadow Case
  • First Appeared: 17 September 2015

As with mostly all best-of lists for knives, Case Hardened skins always make the cut because of their unpredictable patterns. What’s cool about Case Hardened Shadow Daggers, is the fact that both the handle and blade are covered in the Case Hardened pattern. The way the pattern on the blade blends in with the handle is perfect. It doesn’t matter whether you purchase a Factory New or Battle-Scarred version, one is just brighter than the other.

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Blue Steel

The Shadow Daggers Blue Steel was added to CSGO on the 17th of September, 2015. It was released as part of the “Shadow Boxing” update, and currently starts at $85 on the Steam Market.

  • Description: This is the malbec of weapon design - Booth, Arms Dealer
  • Cheapest-Highest Steam Price: $85(BS/FT) - $100(FN
  • Drops From: Shadow Case
  • First Appeared: 17 September 2015

We all love a clean skin every once in a while, and the Blue Steel design is exactly what I’m talking about. It coats the entire dagger in Blue Steel, and although very simple, it still looks really good. Factory New isn’t a must if you want quality Blue Steel Shadow Daggers, so going with even the worst condition is enough.

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Lore 

The Shadow Daggers Lore was added to CSGO on the 22nd of September, 2021. It was released as part of Operation Riptide, and currently starts at $106 on the Steam Market.

  • Description: N/A
  • Cheapest-Highest Steam Price: $106(BS) - $300(FN
  • Drops From: Operation Riptide, Dreams & Nightmares Case
  • First Appeared: 22 September 2021

The Lore design takes inspiration from the famous AWP Dragon Lore, and it does a great job at replicating that feeling you get when you inspect or look at a Dragon Lore. The intricacies of the design are enough to get you to buy it. It’s definitely our favorite skin on this list. Factory New is quite expensive, so we’d recommend finding something in between.

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Ultraviolet

The Shadow Daggers Ultraviolet was added to CSGO on the 16th of March, 2017. It was released as part of the “Take a trip to the Canals” update, and currently starts at $78 on the Steam Market.

  • Description: Elegant design paired with brutal intent
  • Cheapest-Highest Steam Price: $78(BS) - $108(MW
  • Drops From: Spectrum 1 & 2 Case
  • First Appeared: 16 March 2017

Similar to the Blue Steek skin, the Ultraviolet is a simple and straight-forward skin. What characterizes it is the fact that it paints the handles of the knives in purple. Now, this isn’t anything special, but it fits the Shadow Daggers well. As for wear and tear; we recommend avoiding Battle-Scarred, as it looks pretty damaged.

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The uniqueness of the Shadow Daggers might’ve been its downfall, but there are people out there that still love it.