Nova | Mandrel was added to the game on August 31, 2018, as part of The 2018 Nuke Collection, which was released alongside the “FACEIT 2018 - Ways to Watch” update.
The receiver and the buttstock are adorned with a gray pattern of interweaving pipes. The back part of the buttstock and the handguard are painted light gray. The barrel is painted solid black.
Float Value of the skin ranges from 0.00 to 0.50, which makes Nova | Mandrel available in all conditions. Small abrasions are already present on the handguard in Factory New condition. At levels of wear close to the maximum, the number and size of abrasions increase significantly, the paint layer is almost completely peeled off on the barrel.
The pattern index affects the texture overlay. Rare or special variations of the pattern are absent.
The quality of Nova | Mandrel is Consumer Grade. The skin has a souvenir option.
Nova | Mandrel became popular after the release and remains in demand today.