Learn about the legendary Billy Waugh and see the knife inspired by him coming out soon.
RYP first met Billy when he was writing his book Licensed to Kill, Hired Guns in The War on Terror. Driving his cop Harley across the country during the winter, Billy graciously took out time from his wedding day to meet at the local Waffle House.
The two men - one an author, and one an operator, both veterans of numerous hot spots often at the same time - hit it off immediately. They have been fast friends ever since.
DPx Gear has focused on hard use knives for professionals for a decade. The most famous platform being the tried and true DPx Gear Hostile Environment Field Tool or H•E•S•T. For a decade, users like those in the military, first responders and outdoorsmen have put the rugged three inch folder to use in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Not surprising since the designer of the multi use blade, Robert Young Pelton has made a career of surviving those conditions. To celebrate the long run of this classic folder, Pelton has created the best version yet. The obsessively perfected, hand tuned version of the HEST/F folder is called the DPx HEST/F Leggaro. It is the lightest and most elegant version and fastest opening of the classic HEST/F folding knives.
DPx Gear, Inc. has released two limited run tenth anniversary knife models - the DPx HEST 6 Decade and the DPx Aculus Flipper.
The fixed blade combative knife, the DPx HEST 6 Decade, is available in 100 numbered units and features hollow Micarta™ scales and Bohler M390 blade steel. Also in M390 and featuring a new hollow grind blade, is DPx Gear's first flipper release: the Aculus Flipper. Both knife models are available exclusively from DPx Gear and ready for immediate shipment.
"When DPx Gear began we started with one idea and one knife. Make the best quality knife for the best customers," says Robert Young Pelton, founder of DPx Gear on his first design, the HEST Original. It was a surprisingly simple but strong survival knife.