Ah yes, shotguns! The weapon of choice we use to completely evaporate the opposition in close-range combat. Here are some fantastic skins with interesting historical context that might just make you stop a minute and think about the amazing history behind them!
The MAG-7 | Cinquedea is a classified shotgun skin from The Canals Collection released in 2019, house of the infamous AWP | The Prince. A Cinquedea is a civilian-grade short sword or dagger created in Italy during the Renaissance period that lasted from the 15th to the early 16th century. The name behind the Cinquedea is "five fingers'' which describes the wideness of the blade next to the guard's hilt. The MAG-7 | Cinquedea is tricked out with fantastic miniature details that bring the skin to life. Starting with the handle and the forearm of the MAG-7 it uses a very famous style of color blend with red and gold to show importance and royalty. On the handle, there is written "Mag VII'' which VII is 7 in Roman numerals, this perfectly fits the theme of medieval times. The body itself is immaculate with a polished terracotta finish to make the small red and blue symbols pop out more. Not only we can appreciate the beauty of this skin but we can also appreciate the amazing offer at BitSkins where you can buy the MAG-7 | Cinquedea at $759.86, saving up to 19% compared to paying on Steam at the price of $939.01
The MAG-7 | Petroglyph was released in 2016 in the Gamma 2 Case. A petroglyph is an image or drawing created by carving a rock. Petroglyphs are around 40,800 years old, with the first one discovered in 2016 in Yafteh cave in Lorestan. As we can see on the MAG-7 | Petroglyph, we can see many different shapes and small patterns that with historical context can be found on real rocks. The turtle that we can see on the body of the gun is an infamous petroglyph which gives an eternal link between man, land, and sea. If you're looking for a red Mag-7 skin you can easily find it on BitSkins for only 2.87$, a cheaper price compared to 4.14$ on Steam which gives you a nice 31% discount.
The Nova | Koi is a shotgun skin at a restricted tier level introduced in 2014 by the Operation Breakout Weapon Case. The Koi is a common carp breed that is extremely famous in Japan as its symbol of luck, prosperity, and good fortune. With its unique endless possibilities of different colors, the one that stands out the most is its infamous tricolor of orange, white, and black. The Nova | Koi has the same tricolor of orange, white, and black all over the shotgun as well as the pattern of typical fish scales covering the whole gun. Not only the Nova | Koi is perfect for your tricolour-based inventory but you can grab the gun for only 0.61$ on BitSkins, instead of paying 0.99$ on Steam and having a spectacular 39% cheaper discount. Talk about prosperity!
Released in the Anubis Collection Package from The Anubis Collection in 2023, the Nova | Sobek's Bite is an interesting skin with an even more spectacular historical context! Sobek is an ancient Egyptian "lord of the crocodiles" and was depicted with a crocodile head, and being the creator of the longest river in the world, the Nile river. The Nova | Sobek's Bite is amazingly detailed with typical ancient Egyptian jewelry with the colors of gold, red, and turquoise. On the center of the body of the skin, we can see two important symbols, the one on the left being the symbol of Sobek himself and the one on the right being the "Eye of Horus" which is a symbol that represents well-being, healing, and protection. Be careful while holding this nova, it might bite back! But you know what won't bite back? The amazing offer BitSkins has for you, if you buy the Nova | Sobek's Bite on BitSkins you will pay $5.72, a 19% decrease in price compared to Steam's $7.05 price tag.
The Sawed-Off | The Kraken is an incredible Sawed-Off released in 2013 when the Winter Offensive Weapon Case came out. The Kraken, probably one of the most legendary sea monsters of enormous size, was said to appear at sea between Norway and Iceland, the humongous squid is symbolized as the unknown and the realm of faith and great mystery. The skin itself is a drawing style with rough edges and shades where the light is not immanent. The kraken is very detailed with its suction cups well designed and the waves in the background showcase its territory where it is the ocean. The Sawed-Off | The Kraken is an incredible Sawed-Off released in 2013 when the Winter Offensive Weapon Case came out. The Kraken, probably one of the most legendary sea monsters of enormous size was said to appear at sea between Norway and Iceland, the humongous squid is symbolized as the unknown and the realm of faith and a great mystery. The skin itself is a drawing style with rough edges and shades where the light is not immanent. The kraken is very detailed with its suction cups well designed and the waves in the background showcase its territory where it is the ocean. Not only can you be slashed away from its massive tentacles, but also be slashed with the amazing discount you get if you buy the Sawed-Off | The Kraken on BitSkins for 20% cheaper at 4.89$ instead of $6.09 on the Steam market.