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Cold Steel Roach Belly

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Retail Price: $19.99
Our Price: $12.99
Item Number: CS20RBC
Manufacturer: Cold Steel
Manufacturer Part No: 20RBC

Cold Steel Roach Belly - CS20RBC

The historical Roach Belly knife was a short blade with a pronounced upswept curve and a sharp point. It was most likely named after the common Roach Fish, which had a similarly round curving belly. It was known in 17th century Britain and quite common in the American Colonies because it was inexpensive and versatile.

Cold Steel's interpretation of this knife is a nod to the Black Powder Community, which has continued to appreciate the Roach Belly's economy, versatility and effectiveness. Cold Steel's version retains the profile of the original but incorporates the latest in modern materials for its construction. The hollow ground blade is made of 4116 Krupp Stainless, expertly heat treated to Rc 56-57, and given a fine sharp edge that's easy to maintain.

Instead of the traditional wood handle, Cold Steel's version is made of tough Polypropylene, so it's impervious to the elements and won't swell, shrink, rot or crack the way wood does.

The Roach Belly comes with a deep pouch style black Cordura sheath. It has a generously sized belt loop and also converts readily to being worn as a neck knife.


Item Number: 20RBC
Name: Roach Belly
Blade Length: 4 1/2"
Overall Length: 8 1/2"
Steel: 4116 Krupp Stainless
Weight: 2.6 oz
Handle: 4" Long High Impact Polypropylene
Sheath: Cordura Sheath

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