M9 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 chromed blade of the knife and the guard are coated with translucent paints creating gradient transitions. The pattern is made in various shades of purple, pink and yellow. The color ratio depends on the pattern index. The handle remains unpainted.
Effect of float
Float Value of the skin ranges from 0.00 to 0.08, which makes M9 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 around the hole. Little abrasions are also present on other edges of the blade.
The quality of M9 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.
The pattern index affects the color ratio of the skin. M9 Bayonet | Fade with a maximum amount of purple on the tip and a gradient overlay on the ring of the guard is the most valuable pattern variation, which is titled “100% Fade” (or “Full Fade”). The second-rarest pattern variation only slightly differs from “Full Fade” and is titled “99% Fade” (or “fake Full Fade”). Pattern variation where the amount of purple decreases (“98% Fade”) is also considered to be valuable.