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Cold Steel 20RBC Roach Belly Fixed 4" Blade, Polypropylene Handle - 20RBCZ

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Part Number: CS20RBC
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS20RBC: 20RBC 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. Our version retains the profile of the original but incorporates the latest in modern materials for its construction. The hollow ground blade is made of German 4116 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 Cor-Ex 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: German 4116 Stainless
  • Weight: 2.6 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Handle: 4" Long High Impact Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442006688

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.370 (27 reviews)
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Jim W
Charleston, SC
Sep 10, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Finish, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Nice Knife ofr the Money
I trust Cold Steel with no questions, excellent quality. Knife Center has excellent delivery and customer service. I often get express delivery because I can't wait to get my new knives. This knife blade is bit larger than I expected and definitely has a point to it. I plan to use it for fishing and maybe game processing...point does concern me with gutting deer.
5 out of 5
May 29, 2015
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
Good knife
I bought this knife out of curiosity. Last weekend I used it for the first time. I used it running trot lines and also cleaning fish. It did very well on the fish. I had to cut a line off the boat prop and abused the knife against the steel prop. It wrecked the edge some but it sweetened right back up and stayed sharp after that. This knife is light and not too big. I'm sure it will work on deer just fine. It seems the simple pattern knives are just as good as they ever were. For the money you can't beat this knife. The sheath is nylon so it doesn't matter if it gets wet or you put a wet knife in it. Worry free.
5 out of 5
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.
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