DPx Gear HEST/F Urban Ti America

DPx Gear. Made in America

June 02, 2017 1 Comment

Atlanta, GA – June 2nd, 2017 – San Diego, California based DPx Gear® is unveiling its newest product at the 2017 BLADE showin Atlanta, Georgia. The first all titanium production run of their 100% U.S.A. sourced and manufactured folding knife. The DPx Gear HEST/F (Hostile Environment Survival Tool/Folding) Urban takes all the beefiness and durability of the HEST family of knives and delivers it in...

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The DPx HEST/F Milspec - Made for Tough Customers

The DPx HEST/F Milspec - Made for Tough Customers

May 07, 2017

The Milspec version of the DPx HEST/F folder, known as the quiet professional, features a number of little known features developed in the field.

 

Fans of DPx Gear will know that Founder and Designer Robert Young Pelton spends a significant amount of time immersed in front-line combat areas with special operations troops. Part of his goal is to see how his knives are used and how to improve them...

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The DPx HEST/F Urban Rave Reviews are Rolling in

The DPx HEST/F Urban Rave Reviews are Rolling in

May 23, 2016

The DPx HEST/F Urban Kickstarter editions started shipping to their eager owners on May 18th and the rave reviews are pouring in. Below is some feedback we've received so far. Do you own the DPx HEST/F Urban? What do you think? Let us know!


 

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For the last 6 months I have been waiting for this knife. As I was opening the box, all I was hoping for is that this knife would be close to the quality...

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Breach Bang Clear Shares Their Thoughts on the DPx HEST/F Urban

Breach Bang Clear Shares Their Thoughts on the DPx HEST/F Urban

March 25, 2016

Popular blog Breach Bang Clear had a chance to check out the DPx HEST/F Urban and provided their thoughts in their recent article, "A Knife for Dangerous Places: DPx HEST/F Urban". Their review style intermixes facts with hilarious GIFs and asides and makes a great read.

Read their full post here.

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DPx HEST/F Shred Featured in RECOIL Magazine Issue 21

DPx HEST/F Shred Featured in RECOIL Magazine Issue 21

October 03, 2015

DCP_0014The latest issue of Recoil Magazine included an article on carbon fiber knives and they bragged that "the DPx HEST/F Shred has the most unique integration of carbon fiber into its design in comparison to the rest of the lineup." We agree.

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Featured DPx Gear User: Officer Schaufler from Scranton, PA

October 02, 2015

FEATURED DPX GEAR USER: OFFICER DAN SCHAUFLER- SCRANTON, PA.

Patrolling the streets of North East Pennsylvania requires elite skill, knowledge and tools up for the challenge.

Officer Daniel Schaufler carries a DPx HEST/F knife on the job because he can depend on it in the field.  "I am a proponent of carrying a knife you can depend your life on. Yours are one of them," Dan says of DPx Gear knives.

In July of 2015, the dangers of his job hit very close to home when Schaufler's comrade, John Wilding, was injured on duty and later died as a result.  He left behind a young wife and children.

In order to raise money for John's family, a fundraiser called Wilding's Watch was created and a DPx HEAT/F Shred was auctioned off. 100% off the proceeds of the knife were donated by Schaufler to support Wilding's family.

Dan's HEST/F 2.0 pictured inside his patrol car.

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The Differences Between the HEST/F 1.0 and 2.0

The Differences Between the HEST/F 1.0 and 2.0

September 16, 2015

BLADE PIVOT

  • The position of the blade pivot was moved.
  • The position of the touching point between blade and locking bar was moved; In the first run this point was 5.8 mm away from the blade pivot, the second run is 6.7mm.  This has reduced the movement; less power from the blade to locking bar.
  • You can not touch the edge with a finger when the blade is closed. There is more space from the edge to the back of the knife.

LOCKING BAR

  • The locking bar is longer. The thrust angle was reduced on the frame from 42° to 37.9°; this creates less twisting of the locking bar.

BLADE ANGLE

  • The angle in the heel of the blade was changed. The old one was 11°, the new one is round.

THUMB STUD

  • The thumb stud is 14.3 mm away from the blade pivot, the old one was 13.5 mm. This adjustment makes it easier to open the blade.

HANDLE

  • The bottom of the handle is larger, so no problem with tip of the blade sticking out of handle in a closed position.
  • There is more space on the G10 handle fora finger to unlock the locking bar.
  • The new thickness of the G-10 is 4.2 mm, vs. the old one, which was 3.2 mm.

SPACER

  • The spacer is longer, making a more solid knife.

LINER

  • The stainless steel liner has been removed.

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DPx HEST/F Triple Black Makes Cover of BLADE's Best Factory Knives eBook

DPx HEST/F Triple Black Makes Cover of BLADE's Best Factory Knives eBook

April 01, 2014 1 Comment

In February 2014 BLADE Magazine released their eBook: BLADE's Best Factory Knives: The Best Factory Knives of BLADE's First 40 Years and the DPx HEST/F Triple Black Special Edition ("T3") knife is featured on the cover. The eBook is a three-part series recognizing the top 40 factory knives from 1973-2013. The DPx HEST/F Triple Black Special Edition was named as one of the top knives of 2013 by BLADE Magazine, an accolade DPx Gear is quite proud of considering DPx Gear's short tenure in the industry at the time of the award (about 2 years). The same knife also won BLADE show's Most Innovative Imported Design award in 2012. In April 2014 DPx Gear released its production version of the DPx HEST/F Triple Black with revised hardware to eliminate the need for an expensive tool and availability in four different configurations: right-handed, left-handed, plain edge and serrated edge.

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