The knife quickswitch bind does exactly as its name suggests. It quickly switches to the knife and then back to the weapon in an instant. It is frequently used by some players when they are using bolt action sniper rifles (AWP or Scout) as it prevents the gun from automatically scoping back in after firing a scoped shot. There are no other benefits of using this bind, aside from the fact that it does look quite cool if you have a fancy gloves or knife skins.
There are many potential variations of this bind, however the one referenced below is by far the most frequently used. If you don’t want to have to enter this into the console every time you play the game, you can enter these into your config instead.
bind q “use weapon_knife;slot1”
HOW IT WORKS
This simple bind functions by binding a key to two different commands. The first command forces your character to switch to the knife. Immediately after the knife is withdrawn, the second command is triggered. This forces the weapon in the primary weapon slot to be withdrawn. There is no delay in between these two commands and so it happens extremely quickly.
This is an alternate version of the bind that functions by quickswitching to your knife and then to an AWP if you have one equipped.
bind q “use weapon_knife;use weapon_awp”
This is another alternate version of the bind that functions by quickswitching to your knife and then to a deagle if you have one equipped.