Float value explained

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    If you are a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive trader, chances are you heard this word at least once. Float Value, Float, FV, etc. It's a pretty common term. And it's as important as it is common. And then you may ask me why. Well, first of all, it's a scale to determine the condition of your skin. It ranges from 0 to 1. 0 is the best quality possible and 1 is the worst. Inside this range are the conditions you already know (Battle-Scarred, Well-Worn, Field-Tested, Minimal Wear and Factory New). Each one has its very own range:
    • Factory New: 0.00 - 0.07
    • Minimal Wear: 0.07 - 0.15
    • Field-Tested: 0.15 - 0.37
    • Well-Worn: 0.37 - 0.44
    • Battle-Scarred: 0.44 - 1.00
    If your skin is Field-Tested with 0.16 fv, for example, it means that it has a Minimal Wear look, which makes it better than average. If it's better than average, it means that it's also a bit more expensive. You can definitely ask for an overpay if your skin has a decent float. But don't think you can raise the B/O excessively, though. Unless it's a very rare skin like a Dragon Lore.
    Some skins have a different float range, by the way. Below, a list with some of them and their float ranges:
    • AWP | Asiimov (0.18-1.00)
    • M4A4 | Asiimov (0.18-1.00)
    • AK-47 | Redline (0.07-1.00)
    • AWP | Redline (0.07-1.00)
    • Desert Eagle | Crimson Web (0.06-0.07)
    • R8 Revolver | Crimson Web (0.06-0.07)
    • Crimson Web knives (0.06-0.07)
    Keep in mind that it's not the complete list of skins with different float range. There are many more, but these ones are the most common. The Asiimov skins have a maximum float of 0.18 because there is not a Minimal Wear or Factory New version of them. Same thing for the Redlines, that do not have a Factory New version. The Crimson Web skins have a different range for the Factory New version, which ranges from 0.06 to 0.07. This is why it's pretty hard to find Factory New versions of Crimson Web knives. The range is quite small. It also means that it's impossible to find a scratchless one, because it usually starts at 0.01 and the range is only from 0.06 to 0.07.
    Skins with decent float value are also easier to trade, because they usually look way better (isn't it obvious enough?). This is why you can ask for extra goodies while trading your good-looking skin ;)

    How to check the float value of my beloved skin?
    It's pretty easy, to be honest. You can use Metjm CS:GO (that also takes a picture of your skin from both sides) or CSGO Exchange (that also calculates your inventory value and other fancy stats).

    Any doubts or suggestions? Feel free to do so below :D
     
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