A Tribute to Billy Waugh:  Learn About the Knife He Inspired

A Tribute to Billy Waugh: Learn About the Knife He Inspired

November 24, 2020 2 Comments

Learn about the legendary man, Billy Waugh and see the knife he inspired:  The RYP and Bill Harsey Designed, Billy Waugh DEMO Folder.

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. 

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DPX GEAR RELEASES A POPULAR PRICED HEST/F CLASSIC AND A LIMITED RUN DECADE EDITION - JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.

DPX GEAR RELEASES A POPULAR PRICED HEST/F CLASSIC AND A LIMITED RUN DECADE EDITION - JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.

November 11, 2020

“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.”

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DPX Gear Releases the Titanium DECADE Edition of the DPX HEST/F: A Celebration of Ten Years of its Flagship Folding Knife

DPX Gear Releases the Titanium DECADE Edition of the DPX HEST/F: A Celebration of Ten Years of its Flagship Folding Knife

June 02, 2020

San Diego, CA -- May 25, 2020 -- Robert Young Pelton is known for working in and surviving the world’s wars. Whether it is Libya, South Sudan or Afghanistan, his designs for DPx Gear are the direct result of his hard won experience. The constant use, testing, upgrading and real world punishment of his designs have resulted in the third generation of the famous DPx Gear HEST/F (“Hostile Environment Survival Tool/Folding”) knife, now ten years old.

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