CSGO player creates Asiimov Butterfly Knife with paper

By Fariha Bhatti


Oct 7, 2021

Reading time: 2 min

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s Butterfly Knives are rare and expensive. But this player’s version is cheaper and maybe even better.

Valve has introduced creative and unique in-game cosmetics in CSGO. The game’s skin market has changed the concept of virtual money and weapon cosmetics. CSGO still has some of the most expensive in-game skins in the first-person shooter genre after modern competitors’ release.

CSGO skins are as expensive as they are visually pleasing. Buying a mere knife can put a strain on your wallet, which is why this player went ahead and created one of the most extravagant, iconic knife skins in CSGO. Unexpected’s Butterfly Knife is made with paper, but it flips exactly like Valve’s version.

Knives in CSGO come in all sorts of designs, shapes, and forms. The game has daggers, flip knives, tiny blades, and default variants. However, the Butterfly Knife takes the cake when it comes to unique styles. The flip knife comes for hefty prices and is super rare.

Unexpected has taken matters into his own hands, quite literally. CSGO Butterfly Knives aren’t cheap. Depending on the skin condition, variant, and design, they can cost anywhere from $300 to $1200. However, all styles are worth big money. They are a valuable investment as CSGO skins sell for an insane amount of money once they go rare. But, this is not the reason why Unexpected’s Butterfly Knife has gone viral among the players.

Unexpected’s real knife doesn’t exist in the game, but it’d undoubtedly cost more than any other weapon due to its design. The creator has opted for an iconic Asiimov theme, famous for its AWP variant. Butterfly skins don’t come in this skin, which is why Unexpected’s version is in a league of its own.

The artist didn’t use pricey material to achieve the Asiimov look. No hazardous blades or metals were utilized for the creation of this knife. Instead, Unexpected used card paper for his realistic knife version. Dozens of printed Asiimovs were pasted on top of one another for the 3D look. The artist later joined the pieces with false screws for smooth flip animation.

The paper was spray-painted with legendary black, orange, and white hues of Asiimov. While it’s made with fragile paper, this knife variant is as durable and deadly as Valve’s Butterfly. But, it’s much cheaper and can be created at home.