Bayonet | Fade was added to the game on August 14, 2013, alongside "The Arms Deal" update. The skin is available in 11 cases released in 2013-2015.
The blade of the knife is chromed and coated with translucent paints creating a gradient. The pattern is made in various shades of purple, pink and yellow. The color ratio depends on the pattern index. The guard and the handle remain unpainted.
Float Value of the skin ranges from 0.00 to 0.08, which makes Bayonet | Fade available only in Factory New and Minimal Wear condition. At levels of wear close to the maximum, the knife has noticeable scratches and abrasions located on the spine and along the cutting edge.
The pattern index affects the color ratio of the skin. Bayonet | Fade with a maximum amount of purple on the tip of the blade (“100% Fade” or “Full Fade”) is the most valuable pattern variation. The less valuable pattern variations where the amount of purple decreases are titled “99% Fade” (or “fake Full Fade”) and “98% Fade”.
The quality of Bayonet | Fade is Covert. The skin has a StatTrak option and belongs to the "Fade" series.
The skin became very popular after the release and remains in demand today.