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


MSRP* : $20.99 | You Save* : $6.04 (29%)


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

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Cold Steel 20RBC Roach Belly Fixed 4" Blade, Polypropylene Handlerated 4.412 stars out of 5 (34 reviews)
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Cold Steel 20RBC Roach Belly Fixed 4" Blade, Polypropylene Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mar 07, 2020
Good on hogs
I was deer hunting when some hogs showed up. I was able to shoot three in about 45 seconds. They ran to me after I shot the first one. Just wasn’t their day. I used this knife to handle 2 while another guy did the third one. No problem and knife was still usably sharp after two. This is a good knife and for the price it’s a great knife.
Cold Steel 20RBC Roach Belly Fixed 4" Blade, Polypropylene Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Batavia , Oh
Dec 22, 2018
Pros: Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Roach Belly
I love this design! It’s an awesome little knife to have around the house and in the woods. I like the long sweeping belly and it’s pointy. I wish Cold Steel would recognize the potential of the design. Give it a “gripier” handle, perhaps similar to the mini tac but longer or a Warcraft handle. A better handle it would make a great self defense knife. Also a secure-ex sheath compatible with a techlok.
Cold Steel 20RBC Roach Belly Fixed 4" Blade, Polypropylene Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
May 12, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Cold Steel Roach Belly
This is very good extremely sharp it is light weight i like Cold Steel products very much.i would recomend this knife
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