San Diego, California based DPx Gear® unveiled their newest folding knife platform at the 2017 BLADE show in Atlanta, Georgia. Their first 100% U.S.A. sourced and manufactured folding knife.
The initial design was limited to 100 units and tested on Kickstarter. That run quickly sold out before it was produced. Now in partnership with Zac Brown Southern Grind, DPx Gear has perfected the production version of this high end blade.
"I designed my first knife in 2008, after being badgered for ten years by ESEE owner Jeff Randall,” says DPx Gear founder and adventurer Robert Young Pelton, “now, 24 US and International patents later, this is the latest rung of that journey into the high end survival gear business.”
Pelton is best known for surviving over two dozen wars. Pelton has become a commuter to places like Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan and more. DPx Gear was an outgrowth of his need for real world products used in such hostile places. Products designed and built without compromise.
“His design philosophy is based on his time on the front lines with everyone from U.S. Special Forces, covert units and even rebels,” says DPx Gear co-owner Lisa Pelton, a CPA who has seen her father disappear into conflicts, “our goal is to make a knife that will not fail and then back it with exceptional customer service.”
The idea of carefully sourcing and obsessively manufacturing every single part and component, using only the most durable materials is not a task taken lightly by Pelton. “We not only wanted to keep manufacturing and jobs in America but also raise the satisfaction bar for the owner. It’s a tough knife made without excuses, for a lifetime of use with refinements in design born from our patience to field test it to get it just right.” Pelton continues, “I treat my customers like friends and family, all the way from the initial idea to customer service. I don’t accept anything less than excellence”.
The DPx HEST/F Urban Titanium First Run will feature:
Country of Origin: USA
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Boot and neck knives are popular with those wanting an easily concealed weapon ready in a moment. They date pretty far back; from Civil War soldiers, to outdoorsmen, to gangsters. Whether you need something to make you feel safe walking downtown, or a last ditch defense against a bear attack, having the DPx HIT Dagger at the ready is a great idea.
“The goal was to stay within the same price point as our first folder came out in 2010. An aggressive concept considering the cost of premium materials and what has happened over the last ten years. We’ve enhanced the knife durability, simplified the design, retained the same hard use features, and still offer our famous Skull Tool,” says DPx Gear founder, Robert Young Pelton.
“A proven, heirloom quality knife, crafted by an award winning manufacturer, at a reasonable price with a lifetime warranty. It’s the perfect product for someone looking to get past gas station knives or low priced folders.”
September 17, 2019
Yes – Southern Grind makes our knives in the USA in Peachtree City (Atlanta), GA