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 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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DPx Gear Announces Its Unique Camp and Survival Knife, the DPx HEFT 12 CHOP (Hostile Environment Field Tool), Available for Pre-Order this Saturday

DPx Gear Announces Its Unique Camp and Survival Knife, the DPx HEFT 12 CHOP (Hostile Environment Field Tool), Available for Pre-Order this Saturday

April 01, 2016 2 Comments

San Diego, CA – April 1, 2016 – A limited edition, first run of the DPx HEFT 12 CHOP, DPx Gear’s first bush knife designed by founder, Robert Young Pelton, will be available for pre-order at 9:00 AM, PST, on Saturday, April 2nd exclusively on the DPx Gear website (http://www.dpxgear.com/chop). There will be 200 units in the first run and each knife will be numbered and include a certificate of...

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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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Press Release - DPx Gear® Introduces The DPx Aculus™ 3D, A Monoblock Gentleman’s Knife Carved From A Solid Block Of Titanium Alloy

Press Release - DPx Gear® Introduces The DPx Aculus™ 3D, A Monoblock Gentleman’s Knife Carved From A Solid Block Of Titanium Alloy

July 29, 2015

San Diego, CA – July 29, 2015 – DPx Gear, Inc. has released the new monoblock frame gentleman’s knife, the DPx Aculus 3D. It is available in a limited run of 100 pieces available exclusively from DPx Gear and ready for immediate shipment.

DPx Aculus 3DThe DPx Aculus is a hard use gentleman’s knife carved from a single block of 6Al4v titanium alloy. Designed by adventurer Robert Young Pelton after seeing the poor quality and limited strength of traditional military and law enforcement knives, he decided to create an incredibly strong and compact knife. The Aculus is an every day carry tool with beautifully fluid lines, exquisite ergonomics, and a tough blade of the highest quality and finish. The frame is a single seamless machined piece of art, elegantly held together with only two screws. The Aculus was designed for undercover work, where professionals must dress in formal wear but must carry tools that cannot fail. The ergonomics had to work as a knife but also as a concealed hand held tool capable of dealing non-lethal pain to attackers.

The DPx Aculus 3D features a unique 3D diamond pattern for superior grip, a tungsten carbide glass breaker with replacement flat head screw, a deep carry pocket clip, razor sharp Niolox tool steel, and DPx Gear’s no-questions-asked lifetime warranty. MSRP for the DPx Aculus 3D is $400 and can be purchased only by visiting www.dpxgear.com/aculus.

 Product Specifications

MSRP: $400.00
SKU: DPACF003
Blade Length: 3.26” / 83 mm
Blade Steel: Stonewashed 61 HRC Niolox tool steel
Blade Thickness: 0.14” / 3.50 mm
Blade Finish Stonewashed
Overall Length: 7.71” / 196 mm
Closed Length: 4.33” / 110 mm
Handle: Sandblasted 6Al4v Titanium

Patents: www.dpxgear.com/patents

About DPx Gear

Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

Contact:

Media Manager

info@dpxgear.com

2321 Kettner Blvd

San Diego, CA 92101

+1 619 780 2601

 

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Gear Geeks Live Podcast: DPx Gear Darkens the Door

Gear Geeks Live Podcast: DPx Gear Darkens the Door

February 09, 2015

Lisa Pelton, COO of DPx Gear, was interviewed on Episode 52 of the Gear Geeks Live podcast where she discussed the products released at SHOT Show 2015, gave insight into DPx Gear's product design philosophy, and offered thoughts on when a steel upgrade is worth it.

Listen to the podcast below or on the Gear Geeks site here.

Gear Geeks Live is a bi-monthly podcast of gear awesomeness co-produced by Everyday Commentary, Blade Reviews.com and The Edge Observer.

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Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Its First 12 Inch Bush Knife at SHOT Show 2015

Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Its First 12 Inch Bush Knife at SHOT Show 2015

January 19, 2015 1 Comment

DPx Gear Expands its DPx HEFT™ Knife Line with The CHOP™, a Combination Wood Splitter, Axe, Machete and Razor Sharp Camp Tool

 

Las Vegas, NV – January 19, 2015 – DPx Gear is expanding its DPx HEFT (Hostile Environment Field Tool) line with the DPx HEFT 12 CHOP, the multi-use wilderness knife for expeditions and hard use.

 

The DPx HEFT 12 CHOP Fixed is the only hard use tool you need for your expedition. Made in Italy by LionSTEEL featuring Sleipner stainless steel, ergonomic G10 scales, and a flattened blade tip perfect for battoning. MSRP for this model is $300.

 

DPx Gear will be exhibiting in booth 3161 with prototypes of this knife available for viewing.


 

Product Specifications*

DPx H•E•F•T 12 CHOP
SKU: DPHFX020
Blade Length: 12.52”
Blade Steel: Sleipner, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.22”
Blade Finish Stonewashed
Overall Length: 18.62”
Handle: G10 or Micarta
Patents: www.dpxgear.com/patents
*Product specifications subject to change without notice.

 

 

About DPx Gear

Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

 

Contact:

Media Manager

info@dpxgear.com

2321 Kettner Blvd

San Diego, CA 92101

+1 619 780 2601

 

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Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Two New US-Made Fixed Blades at SHOT Show 2015

Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Two New US-Made Fixed Blades at SHOT Show 2015

January 19, 2015 1 Comment

 

Las Vegas, NV – January 19, 2015 – DPx Gear is expanding its DPx HEAT (Hostile Environment At-Hand Tool) line of under three inch length blades to include the DPx HEAT Fixed & DPx HIT Hiker.

 

HEAT-Fixed-RenderingThe DPx HEAT Fixed is for the outdoorsman who wants a compact, fine edge, hard use fixed blade with a deep belly and durable point. Made in the USA by White River Knife & Tool featuring S30V stainless steel, ¼” hollow Micarta, G10 or wood scales, bottle opener and lashing points. MSRP for this model ranges from $172.50 to $183.75.

HEAT-Hiker-RenderingThe DPx HEAT Hiker is the scale-less version of the DPx HEAT Fixed and features a carabiner for easy mounting to gear. It’s the at-hand knife that doesn’t get lost, dropped or misplaced. Also made in the USA by White River Knife & Tool featuring S30V stainless steel in a stonewashed or ceramic-coated finish. MSRP for this model ranges from $156.25 to $168.75.

DPx Gear will be exhibiting in booth 3161 with prototypes of these knives available for viewing.


Product Specifications*

DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Stonewashed, Black G10 DPx H•E•A•T Hiker -Stonewashed
SKU: DPHTX012 SKU: DPHTX006
Blade Length: 2.40” Blade Length: 2.40”
Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.16” Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Finish Stonewashed Blade Finish Stonewashed
Overall Length: 6.22” Overall Length: 6.22”
Handle: Black G10 Handle: Carabiner
DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Black Ceramic, Black G10 DPx H•E•A•T Hiker – Black Ceramic
SKU: DPHTX016 SKU: DPHTX019
Blade Length: 2.40” Blade Length: 2.40”
Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.16” Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Finish Black Ceramic Coated Blade Finish Black Ceramic Coated
Overall Length: 6.22” Overall Length: 6.22”
Handle: Black G10 Handle: Carabiner
DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Stonewashed, Maple DPx H•E•A•T Hiker – Grey Ceramic
SKU: DPHTX017 SKU: DPHTX020
Blade Length: 2.40” Blade Length: 2.40”
Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.16” Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Finish Stonewashed Blade Finish Grey Ceramic Coated
Overall Length: 6.22” Overall Length: 6.22”
Handle: Tiger Stripe Maple Handle: Carabiner
DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Stonewashed, Green Micarta DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Stonewashed, Grey Micarta
SKU: DPHTX018 SKU: DPHTX022
Blade Length: 2.40” Blade Length: 2.40”
Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.16” Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Finish Stonewashed Blade Finish Stonewashed
Overall Length: 6.22” Overall Length: 6.22”
Handle: Green Micarta Handle: Grey Micarta
Patents: www.dpxgear.com/patents
*Product specifications subject to change without notice.

 

About DPx Gear

Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

 

Contact:

Media Manager

info@dpxgear.com

2321 Kettner Blvd

San Diego, CA 92101

+1 619 780 2601

 

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Press Release - DPx Gear Introduces the DPx HIT Cutter: The Carabiner-Carry Knife that Never Needs a Sheath

Press Release - DPx Gear Introduces the DPx HIT Cutter: The Carabiner-Carry Knife that Never Needs a Sheath

July 28, 2014

DPx Gear® Introduces the DPx H•I•T™ Cutter

The Carabiner –Carry Knife that Never Needs a Sheath

San Diego, California – July 28, 2014 – Robert Young Pelton, founder of DPx Gear, Inc., innovates again with a new design that eliminates the sheath for a hard use fixed blade knife. The new DPx HIT Cutter is the first knife in the new DPx HIT (Handle Inversion Tool) line of knives that all feature an integrated pivoting blade guard and handle. This patent pending concept is called DPx Centric™. Pelton tested the DPx HIT on his recent trip into the violent world of South Sudan, where he was to be the first to document the South Sudanese White Army in combat.

DPx HIT on Pack in Sudan The HIT Cutter Easily Clips on to Gear in South Sudan

The 5.5 inch long, 0.19-inch thick martensitic steel knife has a wicked two-inch edge yet weighs less than three ounces. The carabiner mount and one finger control is intended for emergency responders, climbers, rafters, divers and any other application where an easily accessible, exact control hard use cutting tool is necessary. The knife is made from CPM S35VN stainless American steel hardened to 61 Rockwell scale to maintain its cutting edge under abuse.

The locking blade guard means there is no need for a bulky or heavy sheath. It can be carried on a pack, belt loop or lanyard with confidence. A forward push of a finger against the thumb stud releases the guard which, with minimal assistance, snaps back smoothly to become the handle. When not in use, the guard snaps back and locks automatically due to the clever spring-action DPx Centric design.

The DPx HIT Cutter knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $187.50. For additional information and a video of the DPx Centric in action visit www.dpxgear.com/hit-cutter.

Product Specifications

SKU: DPHTX001
UPC: 857171003398
Blade Steel & Finish: Stonewashed CPM S35VN
Blade Temper: 61 HRC
Blade Length: 2.00” (51 mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.19” (5 mm)
Overall Length: 5.50” (140 mm)
Weight: 2.88 oz. (82 g)
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Patents: http://www.dpxgear.com/patents

High-resolution images and any additional information can be obtained by contacting the media contact listed below.

About DPx Gear

Founded in 2008, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for Special Operations, expedition members, law enforcement, and demanding customers. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com. DPx Gear currently manufactures over 50 products and holds 17 patents.

Media Contact:

Media Manager

info@dpxgear.com

2321 Kettner Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92101

+1 619 780 2601

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VICE Magazine Saving South Sudan Documentary Parts 2 & 3

VICE Magazine Saving South Sudan Documentary Parts 2 & 3

May 14, 2014

The final parts of the 45 minute documentary using footage from DPx Gear founder Robert Young Pelton's trip to South Sudan is now posted on the VICE website.

“Saving South Sudan” is a very special and timely project that uses the entire contents of VICE’s 50,000-word print magazine, an online event at VICE.com, and a three-part documentary series. Taking a multi-platform approach, VICE tells the story of how the world’s newest sovereign country descended into its third civil war in a century.

While the magazine has published innumerable issues devoted to single topics and themes—from art to humor to war crimes in Syria—this is the first time all of its 130 pages have been filled by just two contributors: author and filmmaker Robert Young Pelton and photographer and filmmaker Tim Freccia.

You can view Part 2 here, view Part 3 here, and read the entire issue here.

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VICE Magazine Saving South Sudan Documentary Part 1

VICE Magazine Saving South Sudan Documentary Part 1

May 12, 2014

Part one of the three-part, 45 minute documentary using footage from DPx Gear founder Robert Young Pelton's trip to South Sudan is now posted on the VICE website.

“Saving South Sudan” is a very special and timely project that uses the entire contents of VICE’s 50,000-word print magazine, an online event at VICE.com, and a three-part documentary series. Taking a multi-platform approach, VICE tells the story of how the world’s newest sovereign country descended into its third civil war in a century.

While the magazine has published innumerable issues devoted to single topics and themes—from art to humor to war crimes in Syria—this is the first time all of its 130 pages have been filled by just two contributors: author and filmmaker Robert Young Pelton and photographer and filmmaker Tim Freccia.

You can view the documentary here and read the entire issue here.

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Saving South Sudan: A Landmark Multimedia Event on VICE.COM

Saving South Sudan: A Landmark Multimedia Event on VICE.COM

May 09, 2014

VICE announces a major multimedia event: “Saving South Sudan—The Inside Story on How the World’s Newest Nation Fell Apart,” by Robert Young Pelton, Tim Freccia, and the VICE staff.

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“Saving South Sudan” is a very special and timely project that uses the entire contents of VICE’s 50,000-word print magazine, an online event at VICE.com, and a three-part documentary series. Taking a multi-platform approach, VICE tells the story of how the world’s newest sovereign country descended into its third civil war in a century.

While the magazine has published innumerable issues devoted to single topics and themes—from art to humor to war crimes in Syria—this is the first time all of its 130 pages have been filled by just two contributors: author and filmmaker Robert Young Pelton and photographer and filmmaker Tim Freccia.

Pelton and Freccia in SudanPelton and Freccia in Sudan

The idea originated with Pelton, who in early January pitched VICE a long-form story about traveling to South Sudan with Machot Lat Thiep, 32, a former Lost Boy and current manager of a Seattle Costco. Machot had returned to his homeland a year earlier to help put together a new constitution. It had been a jubilant and triumphant trip for the former child solider.

Pelton’s ultimate goal was to find South Sudan’s former vice president, Riek Machar. Machar had been fired from the government led by President Salva Kiir, and on December 15, 2013, the Nuer leader had found himself the target of an assassination. An onslaught resulted in the destruction of his home and the massacre of his advisers. Since then, Machar has been hiding out at a secret bush camp as thousands of Kiir’s men have tried to hunt him down.

This time around, Machot viewed returning to his homeland as an attempt to help pull South Sudan out of yet another dive into a seemingly never-ending cycle of war and starvation. For Pelton and Freccia, it was a chance to get on the ground and document the conflict, which has turned the three-year-old country into the world’s latest failed state.

RYPinsudanriversmallMachot would serve as an avatar for the readers and a touchstone for the emotional impact of war. He would deliver an insider’s point of view to ensure that the history of the region was appropriately taken into context.

The journey was not easy. The team almost had to give up and return home after weeks of being stalled in Nairobi, Kenya, unable to find a pilot foolhardy enough to fly them into the middle of the violent war. Then, once in South Sudan, the lack of vehicles and fuel meant they had to haggle and negotiate their way across the land to link up with Machar. After they secured the interview and lived with him at his secret bush camp, Machar granted them permission to witness and record his rebellion firsthand, hiring an escort to take them north to the front lines in Malakal, on the White Nile.

Robert Pelton tests the DPx HIT Cutter prototype while on his journey in Sudan Robert Pelton tests the DPx HIT Cutter prototype while on his journey in Sudan

In Malakal, Freccia and Pelton exclusively experienced and documented widespread rape, murder, and looting by the “White Army”—a fearsome, makeshift force of Nuer cattle farmers historically commanded by tribal prophets.

Before Pelton and Freccia’s unprecedented access, the White Army had largely been something of a myth, a frightening apparition that until then had never been filmed in action.

VICE’s approach to the story of South Sudan is vast—historically, thematically, and emotionally. The multimedia event delves deep into the history of colonialism, covers misguided Western interference, and revolves around a profile of rebel leader Machar and a Lost Boy’s attempt to save his country. As Machar plots and coordinates his rebellion from his bush camp, Lost Boy Machot wanders inside one of the most dangerous, dysfunctional countries in the world.

“Saving South Sudan” is a terrific, sobering work that no one on Earth but Pelton and Freccia could have produced. Pelton, 58, is the author of the best-selling, one-of-a-kind travel guide The World’s

The DPx HEST Original The DPx HEST Original

Most Dangerous Places (now in its fifth edition). He interviewed “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, was kidnapped by right-wing death squads in Colombia (whom he photographed), and lived with an elusive retired Special Forces colonel training Karen rebels deep inside the jungles of Burma. Like many journalists, Freccia, 50, was inspired by Pelton’s endeavors, and he has made it his life’s work to document conflict and crisis across Africa and elsewhere. His photos provide a stark, riveting, and sometimes horrific look at the realities of life in South Sudan.

The VICE team worked feverishly to release this important project just as the world is turning its attention to what may be Africa’s newest and most disturbing humanitarian catastrophe.

You can read, watch, and experience “Saving South Sudan” on VICE.com now.

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