Historically, the Roach Belly 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 Roch Belly model is a nod to the Black Powder Community, which has continued to appreciate the Roach Belly's 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 that's easy to maintain. Instead of the traditional wood handle, Cold Steel's 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 Length: 4.5 in.
- Blade Material: German 4116 stainless cryo-quenched
- Blade Profile: trailing point
- Blade Thickness: 0.9 in.
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