Why Sleipner Blade Steel is a Superior Choice for Tactical Folding Knives

Why Sleipner Blade Steel is a Superior Choice for Tactical Folding Knives

May 26, 2024

In the world of tactical folding knives, the choice of blade steel can turn into a popularity contest and leave the standard favorites forgotten rather quickly. Sleipner blade steel is one of the classic, reliable choices that has become one of the forgotten heroes of the blade world.  DPx Gear still relies on this hard-use steel in many of its tactical knife models.

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CPM 154:  The Blade Steel That Makes the Urban G10 Series So Unique

CPM 154: The Blade Steel That Makes the Urban G10 Series So Unique

January 28, 2022

Some say it is because of the mirror like blade finish on the Milspec model, and some say it is the small size matched with the heavy duty utility it offers. Both of these attributes are spot on, but we think it is the blade steel: CPM 154. Lately, we have been getting a lot of questions on this blade, so we decided to break down why this off-the-radar steel is so unique.

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Can the HIT Dagger Double As a Boot Knife?

Can the HIT Dagger Double As a Boot Knife?

June 07, 2021

Boot and neck knives are popular with those wanting an easily concealed weapon ready in a moment. They date pretty far back; from Civil War soldiers, to outdoorsmen, to gangsters. Whether you need something to make you feel safe walking downtown, or a last ditch defense against a bear attack, having the DPx HIT Dagger at the ready is a great idea.

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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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Why Does DPx Gear Use M390 Blade Steel?

Why Does DPx Gear Use M390 Blade Steel?

September 04, 2020

Lately we have been migrating our high-end fixed blades and folders towards the ultra premium formulation officially branded Bohler Microclean M390 . Let’s discuss why.

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DPX GEAR RELEASES THE DPX HEST/F LEGGARO SERIES: THE FASTER, LIGHTER, STRONGER, MORE ELEGANT VERSION OF ITS POPULAR FOLDING KNIFE FOR OBSESSIVE AND ELEGANT HARD USE

DPX GEAR RELEASES THE DPX HEST/F LEGGARO SERIES: THE FASTER, LIGHTER, STRONGER, MORE ELEGANT VERSION OF ITS POPULAR FOLDING KNIFE FOR OBSESSIVE AND ELEGANT HARD USE

August 29, 2020

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.

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Buying American Quality Supports American Craftsmen

Buying American Quality Supports American Craftsmen

August 12, 2020

With the crazy climate nowadays, we can all agree it's time to support America and American made products more.  Sure, you can get another high end knife in the same price range as the DPx HEST/F Urban Ti.  There are a lot of makers that stay rooted to American design, materials and craftsmanship - and that’s OK - but the DPx Gear Urban series was designed to be 100% American and put money into the pockets of hard working, talented Americans. 

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Robert Young Pelton Explains Why Pandemics Are More Dangerous Than War Zones

Robert Young Pelton Explains Why Pandemics Are More Dangerous Than War Zones

July 13, 2020

In this episode of DISTANCE, we sit down with legendary explorer, journalist, filmmaker and author Robert Young Pelton. Perhaps most well known for his seminal New York Times’ best-selling tome, The World’s Most Dangerous Places, which explores in great detail some of the most perilous and life-threatening situations you’ll ever read about, taking places in hands down some of the worst hellholes the world has ever known.

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DPx Gear in Men's Journal

DPx Gear in Men's Journal

July 08, 2020

Plenty of great knives are being made overseas these days, but the bladesmith scene in the U.S. is thriving. From big companies and small shops, you can pick from a wide variety of stellar cutting tools, all crafted with care and precision in America. We selected a few folders and fixed-blade knives that will make any outdoor slicing, carving, or chopping task this summer easier and more enjoyable.

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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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The Unfriendly Skies - Being Mortared on Libya's Front Lines

The Unfriendly Skies - Being Mortared on Libya's Front Lines

April 03, 2020

Weaving our way through deserted back alleys, I can tell we’ve arrived at the front. Not just from the noise of heavy 14.5s, mortar hits, and RPGs, but because driver Hussam hunches down and peers up through the windshield of our grimy Toyota pickup. He’s looking for drones.

“Are you afraid of the drones?” I ask.

“I am not afraid because I am putting my life for my country,” he answers.

I’m not totally buying it. Although the fighters I’m with are young, they’re well-seasoned. They fought in the 2011 Revolution, but now they really don’t have a plan on how to deal with this new threat. All while being partly encircled by the forces of General Khalifa Haftar.

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Dark Alliance Firearms & DPx Gear: Start With Our Heirloom Knife Built For A Lifetime, Then Make It Your Own

Dark Alliance Firearms & DPx Gear: Start With Our Heirloom Knife Built For A Lifetime, Then Make It Your Own

January 18, 2020

When it comes to lifetime heirloom knives, some of our customers want more.  They want it to be completely unique to them.  That's where Dark Alliance comes in.  When they are in the market for a one-of-a-kind spin on a high end knife or gun, the place to go is Dark Alliance Firearms in Las Vegas, Nevada - one of America’s hottest customizers of weapons and tools.  Co-founder, Jeremy Schmierer is one of the most meticulous and unique firearms engravers out there and he digs DPx Gear.  

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