The AK-47 is one of the most recognizable guns in CS:GO, and as such you really want the best looking skin on that gun; you probably use it on almost half of the rounds in a match. Here are 11 of the best ak skins CS:GO has to offer, all under 10 dollars, that look great despite their cheap price tag.
Prices are accurate as of August 2019.
One of the most classic looks for the AK 47 has to be the Redline, utilizing a simple red on black color scheme to make your primary gun look amazing. You won’t find many AK-47 skins better than this one.
To be able to grab an intricate skin like the Frontside Misty for under $10 is crazy, and is a decent condition too. Despite being released two years ago it is still one of the most stunning rifle skins out there, and well worth the pick up for under 10 bucks.
Emeralds are valuable gems, so you'd probably assume that a skin based around them is pricey - but that isn't the case with the Emerald Pinstripe, surprisingly. This Emerald Pinstripe is a simple but sophisticated skin with dark wood textures and tantalising green stripes.
The AK Elite Build was introduced into the game and immediately adopted by a large portion of the players due to its slick simplicity and how nice looking it was, and is up there with the best cheap AK skins. For those on a very tight budget, this is certainly one to look at.
The laminate series of AKs in CS:GO features three colors: red, black, and blue. The blue contrasts nicely with the rest of the black AK and keeps its price low, as there is nothing super fancy about this skin. Out of all the laminates, the Blue Laminate is the skin that gives you the most bang for your buck and is the best cheap AK skin you’ll find out of the set.
The Orbit Mk01 came out in 2017, and it still looks great. Since it’s existed in the game for a fair bit of time now it’s a smart purchase to make if you’re AK shopping for a skin under $10.
The Cartel skin takes the natural color scheme from the plain AK 47 and throws in some shiny surfaces and cool artwork to give this skin a more classy air. Just think of it as a brighter, more stylish vanilla AK, keeping a certified beauty of a color scheme but enhancing it.
The Uncharted AK-47 sets itself apart from the other common skins that feature bright, funky patterns by having a dark, mysterious pattern. If you're looking for something sleek and hardcore, this gun is for you.
CS:GO loves the circular patterns on skins, and they’ve created another winner in the Safety Net. With a cool orange pattern that almost looks like it was sprayed on over a light background, this AK skin really brings a new touch than what any others on the weapon can bring. The mag is kept simple - jet black to add class to this colorful skin.
This is a classified, meaner version of the blue laminate AK-47, and it doesn't come at much of a cost either, with a market rate that's less than 15% higher. We like to say - if blue isn't the color for you, red will see you through.
This skin does push the price point a bit higher than our $10 budget, but we had to include it for how colorful and creative the design is, something hard to find on cheap skins. With a luscious pink body with the word ANARCHY scribbled on almost like graffiti, it’s hard not to feel like a badass when you join a lobby with this weapon.
The distinctive green and brown stripes that this AK-47 boasts make it very clear that the skin's name, Predator, isn't to be taken lightly.
It’s another Elite Build, but this time you get to track how many kills you collect with the most used weapon in CS:GO, making it a great deal. If you’re going to put a StatTrak on any of your weapons, it should be the one you use most in the game, provided you’re not an AWPer.