DPx Gear Introduces the DPx H•I•T: The Carabiner-Carry Knife That Never Needs a Sheath

DPx Gear Introduces the DPx H•I•T: The Carabiner-Carry Knife That Never Needs a Sheath

March 03, 2014

A tough fixed blade survival knife with revolutionary blade guard that converts to handle.

DPx HIT on Pack in Sudan

 

At SHOT Show 2014, DPx Gear introduced a survival knife line called the DPx HIT (Handle Inversion Tool) with an integral pivoting blade guard that forms the handle.  This patent pending concept is called DPx Centric and will part of new line of knives starting with an action-oriented "DPx Hit Cutter” and followed shortly thereafter by the "DPx HIT Skinner". The DPx Centric system uses a rugged carabiner and an innovated rotating, locking patent pending edge protector. That means there is no need for a bulky or heavy sheath since the blade edge is revealed with a flick of a finger as the guard smoothly becomes the handle.   When not in use the guard snaps back and locks due to the clever DPx Centric design created by Robert Young Pelton.

The DPx Centric function is demonstrated in a YouTube video that can be viewed here.

The DPx HIT is constructed of martensitic CPM S35-VN  heat treated steel from Crucible Industries and is manufactured by White River Knives based in Coopersville, Michigan.  MSRP will be around $187.50 and the DPx HIT will be sold with a soft leather embossed pouch.

The DPx HIT is a patent-pending idea that adds to the dozen patents or so held by DPx Gear founder Robert Young Pelton. Pelton is better known for his ability to  survive kidnapping, plane crashes, car accidents and over two dozen war zones. His exploits as an explorer, TV host, survival expert, best-selling author and filmmaker have taught him what works in the real world. Pelton was encouraged by ESEE co-owner Jeff Randall to design a survival knife for a decade until finally in 2008 Pelton launched the DPx (Dangerous Places, in extremis) HEST (Hostile Environment Survival Tool) Original. The knife was a success and Pelton never looked back.  DPx Gear now makes over a dozen unique knife designs.

The DPx HIT Cutter Specifications*:

Overall Length: 5.50"
Blade Thickness:  0.19"
Weight:  2.88oz
Blade Length:  2.00"
Blade Steel:  CPM S35-VN
Temper:  61 HRC

The DPx HIT Skinner Specifications*:

Overall Length: 6.43"
Blade Thickness:  0.19"
Weight:  3.40oz
Blade Length:  2.50"
Blade Steel:  CPM S35-VN
Temper:  61 HRC

 

*specifications subject to change

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