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Cold Steel Roach Belly w/4" Fixed Blade & Cordora Sheath - 20RBC

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Part Number: CS20RBC
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $20.99
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CS20RBC: Roach Belly
Cold Steel

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. This 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, ours 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.

Blade: 4 1/2"
Overall: 8 1/2"
Thick: 2.5mm
Weight: 2.6 oz.
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Jose P.
North port f.l.
Aug 23, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Fantastic edc
This knife is great for everything from food prep to wood craving and not bad for light batoning. Cold steel really make quality knives and they will always remain my favorite knife maker.
5 out of 5
Center Point, Al.
Nov 26, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Best sheath knife for all occations.
For less than twenty dollars,you have a skinning,or craving knife that will hold it's edge. Great handle for all hand sizes. Wonderful gift for all ages.
3 out of 5
Apr 25, 2013
Pros: Finish, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Roach Belly
Nice blade for a little cash. Good size and decent sharpness out of the box. The handle is not so like able but I can overlook that at this price. Sharp but needs a little touch up. This knife might get some use at home at the dinner table but it should be a fine blade for light outdoor use. I will probably use it while fishing as a general purpose blade.
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