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Cold Steel Roach Belly

Cold Steel Roach Belly

£18.95

Description

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. Cold Steel`s 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, Cold Steel's 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.

Specification

Code CS20RBC
Limited Edition: No
Brand: Cold Steel
Blade Material: 4116 Krupp Stainless Steel
Blade Length (cm): 11.5
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.25
Overall Length (cm): 21.6
Handle Material: Polymer
Product Weight (g): 73

Reviews

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Handy little knifeReview by
10 10
Rating
First off I ordered this on Tuesday 4pm arrived at delivery address in Yorkshire 11am Wednesday. Wow. Haven’t used it yet but it looks good feels good might have to get another. I recommend them to anyone looking for a good cheap knife. (Posted on )
Cool design.Review by
8 10
Rating
I like this knife, it came sharp and ready for some serious use indoors and out.
The knife is very comfortable to use but for me the handle has a too modern/ kitchen look about it.
I would like to see it with a more traditional look especially with the reference to muzzle loading.
If you want a good knife for camp cooking, fishing or skinning the Roach Belly will serve you well. The plastic sheath is neat and compliments the modern design of an old style knife.
Well worth the money.
(Posted on )
Fisherman’s knifeReview by
10 10
Rating
I’ve had this knife for about a year now, I was impressed when it came and after a year it’s my favourite and most used knife. I bought it and use it for sea fishing - cutting up bait and gutting my catch. It’s the perfect size and shape for these tasks; (it’s ideal for outdoor food prepping as well). It lives in my tackle box but I clean it after every trip and there’s no sign of corrosion at all, it doesn’t keep an edge very long, but sharpens up very easily. For the price, it’s a steal, if you’ve got a use for it (every fisherman should have one!) (Posted on )
First impression.Review by
10 10
Rating
I did a huge amount of online research before ordering. I'm pleased to say this knife was JUST what I expected it to be - quality and appearance. I'd had a doubt about the handle being suitable for my particular needs. I'm pleased to say that my doubt was totally needless. Excellent service - took only two weeks to arrive in Spain. I'll definitely be ordering one or two other knives I "have my eye on!" (Posted on )
nice little knife for food prepReview by
10 10
Rating
This is a nice little knife which i mainly use as my ''travel'' kitchen knife usually in congunction with a cheap plastic choping board. It dose this task well and has even helped make and carve a sunday roast the only few gripes i have with it is it could be a little bigger (longer and wider blade) but the small package and nice plastic sheath mean its my go to when i just want to throw something in my bag of ingridents when I head out the door. (Posted on )
Awsome little knife Review by
10 10
Rating
For £16 you can NOT go wrong well made came sharp out of the box, highly recommended, very very quick delivery will be buying more cold steel from now on (Posted on )
quick delivery as always Review by
8 10
Rating
doesnt come with a cordura sheath any more , so carnt see it being a neck knife either , but for the price a nice light duty blade (Posted on )
What is this knife for, exactly?Review by
6 10
Rating
I really can’t work out what this knife is intended for. It’s based on a historic pattern and described as ‘a nod to the black-powder community’, but obviously, with a plastic handle, plastic sheath and stainless blade, it’s of no use to re-enactors. I was enticed by the colourful name and low price, and I thought it looked like a useful kitchen knife. And it is just that – it’s extremely sharp, and the deep belly on the curved blade makes light work of chopping through veggies. But how many kitchen knives come in a sheath? That would suggest that the Roach Belly is meant for outdoor carry and use, but it seems too lightweight and flimsy for that to me. The real problem is the handle, which is just moulded plastic – not G10, not Zytel, just plain, cheap polypropylene. I would definitely not trust this knife the way I would a Mora or Hultafors or similar.

With full tang riveted construction and a more substantial handle material, this could have been a really interesting knife worth paying a bit more for, but as it is, it’s a serviceable cook’s knife with a colourful name and a nice picture of a musket on the blade, nothing more than that.
(Posted on )
Great little knife.Review by
10 10
Rating
Excellent service and delivery from Heinie.
Had to fight this knife out of the shrink wrap with the Mora Companion I also ordered at the same time. Wouldn't a cardboard box be easier? Now has a mora style plastic sheath. I always tend to wreck cordura ones so this suits me as the knife is quite secure.. This knife looks good.
Bought this for prepping in the kitchen and it works well (as it is very sharp)on meat and veg and tofu !!!!! The profile and slimness of the blade makes rocking easy as your cutting which is .useful.
My hands are not large and the handle fits well and is comfortable and secure even when wet.
. Easy to clean after use.
It appears to be quite strong and would not worry about using outside for moderate tasks.
(Posted on )
Will be buying more cold steelReview by
10 10
Rating
Lovely knife with an ok plastic sheath used to cut down a load of cardboard the other night and still shaving hair off my arm just gave it a couple runs over a very fine grit shaper and now it's frightening how sharp this blade is

Fantastic
(Posted on )
Great cook knifeReview by
10 10
Rating
Thanks to HH ordered Friday Delivered Saturday. I bought this knife for camp cooking duties and it certainly excels at kitchen tasks. Razor sharp out of the box. the handle is a bit short for serious work , I do not have huge hands, but that does not matter for food prep. (Posted on )
Outstanding.Review by
10 10
Rating
For £15.95 you can't go wrong, razor sharp OTB, very light & agile, I find the handle has enough grip, but if you feel like it needs a bit more I'd suggest Self Amalgamating Tape.
Mine came with the newer Polypropylene sheath, which has the look, feel & capabilities of a Mora sheath, extremely happy with the product & I would highly recommend buying one.
(Posted on )
Excellent ValueReview by
10 10
Rating
Bought solely as a camp knife for cooking tasks. Arrived moderately sharp out of the box, but 5 mins on a waterstone and strop brought it to razor sharpness.
Its worth noting that this did not come with a cordura sheath as advertised, but a rigid plastic one that locks the blade in nicely.
Outstanding service from HH as always, its nice to see a company with customer care and satisfaction as a top priority.
(Posted on )
Great Kitchen KnifeReview by
10 10
Rating
Bought as a kitchen knife for carving etc, perfect shape and razor sharp out of the box, I am sure it will give years of good service, the blade steel is supposed to be pretty good, time will tell in that respect, the sheath was okay but hardly matters as it will never get used. (Posted on )
An excellent back upReview by
10 10
Rating
I bought this to double up on the front of my Ka Bar cutlass machete as a smaller blade when using the machete rather than also carry my bushcraft knife . It has a very good quality sheath which holds the knife securely ... fit a short lanyard for pulling it clear ..... the blade is surprisingly beefy with good jimping to assist grip on choking up. I like it and for the money its outstanding (Posted on )
Hands off, she's mineReview by
8 10
Rating
Bought this as a kitchen knife. Unpacked it, looked at it, hefted it , took a few preparatory swings across the top of the cooker and thought "Hmmnnn," and promptly hid it in my pack. I'll get something else to use in the kitchen. (Posted on )
cold steel roach belly Review by
10 10
Rating
this is a super sharp knife out of the box the price is good and its a smart looking knife and for under 15 pounds if you want a knife to lobb in your bag then this is the one for you ,the thing that amazes me is the time it took to get to my house 330pm Thursday ordered and post was knocking at my door at 930am the next day brill service from H/H well happy thats why i only use HH for my kit thank you (Posted on )
Top kit.Review by
10 10
Rating
Bought this for my wife as a replacement for her old Kitchen Devil; had to pry the bugger from her hand, but now she's got nothing but praise for the Roach Belly. As it's her knife I've not yet had a chance to use it, apart from shaving some hair off my arm; impressive! Can see me getting one for myself. Usual great service from H.H. (Posted on )
A MUST HAVE FOR THE PRICEReview by
10 10
Rating
Sharp enough, keeps the edge enough and stainless. Got another one after some weeks of use; I really love the shape, great for food prep.

I did a "grip mod" on the handle and a very thin kidex sheath; now it is just lovely.
(Posted on )
Great value all rounderReview by
10 10
Rating
This knife is a great all round knife, kitchen use or skinning.
Light camp use or other chores.
Very sharp a good corrosion resistant steel.
The sheath is as to be expected for this price.
Given all the variables this is a great buy.
If I lost mine I'd replace it no questions.
+ 1 * for the guys at HH
(Posted on )
It's a bargainReview by
Just received this so not had a chance to test it thoroughly, but I love the shape of it, it's incredibly sharp, the jimping is a nice touch, the knife feels sturdy and well made. For ú15, you can't go wrong. (Posted on )
PerfectionReview by
10 10
Rating
This knife is amazing! For the price, it is faultless! Buy one! (Posted on )
Nice KnifeReview by
8 10
Rating
This is a nice knife, the handle is plastic but OK, the steel blade very good, for the price very good. (Posted on )
Good, simple, solid!Review by
10 10
Rating
Cold Steel do it again! Lovely simple design, sharp and easy to keep sharp. It is nice and compact and easy in the hand. I use mine as a yard knife for cutting allsorts, weeding the garden etc. Handy when I am mushrooming and fishing.
Superb service as usual from Heinnie.
(Posted on )
Well impressed !Review by
10 10
Rating
Great knife for the price!
Came super sharp. Took less than 24 hours to deliver. Highly recommended!!
(Posted on )
Super little knifeReview by
10 10
Rating
I have owned a Roachbelly for some months and fish at sea a lot, this knife is with me every time I go and has given superb service, I was concerned that for the price it wouldn't live up to the reviews but I needn't have worried. I have used it for cutting rope, filleting large cod (and small ones) as well as other species. Never go without it and would be happy to pay more for the same product when mine wears out. (Posted on )
Review by
8 10
Rating
All been said. Into family tackle boxes, except for the one the wife nicked for the kitchen. Taiwan. Five year guarantee? Let's see. Can't complain at the dosh though. See how long it last us in the boss's hands! Ta HH. Brill service. Love the axe too! (Posted on )
Serious ValueReview by
10 10
Rating
The best knife I've bought this year. I've used mine for carving the sunday roast, rough outdoor use, general carry while out shooting and just about every other knife related task. The 4116 steel is just brilliant, holds an edge well, sharpens razor sharp on any sharpening media very easily even in my amateur hands and never rusts. The sheath is a bit mean but it's FIFTEEN POUNDS. If you're on the fence at this point just buy it! Buy two! (Posted on )
Perfect camp kitchen knifeReview by
10 10
Rating
Super sharp from the box.
Shame about the cheap sheath
(Posted on )
Update - A great knifeReview by
10 10
Rating
This knife holds a phenomenal razor edge and is easy to sharpen. It excels at cutting meat and preparing game. A bit of self-adhesive tape on the handle makes the friction-fit sheath more secure. It's effective blade shape and light weight would make it highly suitable for military use, see the very positive review at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3QCa17yPHM (Posted on )
good knifeReview by
8 10
Rating
Really good knife. Excellent for it's price
Use it from the field to the kitchen.

Very handy blade with sharp edge, steel is hard enough to resist the wear and stay sharp while still can be sharpened in the field easily by using good stone (e.g. like mine - Fallkniven DC-4)
Grip could be a little bit longer (1-2 cm) to better fit into my hand. though it could be fine for other users.
Sheath is useful enough, while nothing outstanding comparing with the knife itself.
(Posted on )
cold steel cheapieReview by
10 10
Rating
i have used this knife for preparing food for a barbecue. it cuts meat very well. easily cleaned, very light, good knife for food. maybe a bit light for general survival duties, but very sharp! (Posted on )
Budget ClassicReview by
10 10
Rating
Useful size, useful shape, good edge, reasonable steel, very light and even a reasonable sheath!!
At this price the only thing I'd change is some way of securing the knife in that sheath. Can't fault it otherwise, camping or kitchen it's sound!
(Posted on )
Fantastic value for moneyReview by
8 10
Rating
I originally bought one of these for my girlfriend and liked it so much I had to get one myself. The design of the knife is very versatile, it's great for camping and bushcraft, and its tactical applications shouldn't be underestimated either. Came razor-sharp out of the box and holds its edge well. Fantastic value for money. (Posted on )
MrReview by
8 10
Rating
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT ALL ROUNDER. LIGHT, PRACTICAL AND HOLDS A GOOD EDGE. COLD STEEL DOES IT AGAIN ! (Posted on )
LOOKS GOOD, WORKS WELLReview by
8 10
Rating
I have used this handy knife for gutting and cutting the heads off good sized cod and other species of fish. It holds its edge very well and for the price is rather special. I think it is a steal for the money and lives up to the Cold Steel reputation. (Posted on )
niceReview by
8 10
Rating
Great for camping, preparing food etc.. (Posted on )
Review by
Blade heavy. Shapely design. Must be of use to anglers. (Posted on )

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