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 Steels model is a nod to the Black Powder Community, which has continued to appreciate the Roach Bellys economy, versatility and effectiveness.
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 thats easy to maintain. Instead of the traditional wood handle, ours 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 comes complete with a durable polymer sheath, making it a breeze to carry all day or on extended hunting or camping adventures.
- Blade Detail: Plain Edge
- Blade Length (inches): 4.50"
- Overall Length (inches): 8.50"
- Blade Material: 4116 Stainless Steel
- Carry System: Cor-Ex Sheath
- Handle Material: Polypropylene
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (4116)|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|