Roach Belly Knife

Cold Steel

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1 unit
Maximum Purchase:
50 units
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Historically, the Roach-Bellied knife was a short blade with a pronounced upswept curve and a sharp point that saw popularity in 17th-century Britain and the American Colonies. It was most likely named after the common Roach Fish, which had a similarly round curving belly.

Cold Steel's interpretation of this knife is a nod to the Black Powder Community, which has continued to appreciate the Roach Bellys 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 sub-zero quenched German 4116 Stainless steel, expertly heat treated to RC 56-57, and given a sharp edge that's easy to maintain. Instead of the traditional wood handle, this one is made of a tough injection molded polymer, making the Roach Belly considerably more weatherproof than historical examples - not swelling, shrinking, rotting, or cracking like its wooden counterparts. The Roach Belly Knife includes a durable polymer sheath, making it a breeze to carry all day or on extended hunting or camping adventures.

  • Overall: 8-1/2"
  • Blade: 4-1/2" long, 2.5 mm Thick
  • Wt: 2.6 oz

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