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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The Importance of Being Tough

The Importance of Being Tough

September 17, 2019

The folding knives I design for DPx Gear carry a similar look. Beefy, utilitarian and thick. A number of customers that are used to more traditional knives are surprised when at the heft and feel of their first DPx product. Imposingly well built and yet balanced when used. It is not by accident.

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The Baghdad Bar and Grill: Remembering The Days When A Beer Run Was A Blast

The Baghdad Bar and Grill: Remembering The Days When A Beer Run Was A Blast

August 09, 2019 2 Comments

There was a special time in Iraq after the invasion and before the insurgency really set in. A strange place of Hescos, blast walls, and drinking Belgian Coronas on the roof while watching fire fights and car bombs. It was Baghdad at its worst - and best.

 

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Visit DPx Gear at BLADE Show 2019 in Atlanta, GA June 7th-9th

Visit DPx Gear at BLADE Show 2019 in Atlanta, GA June 7th-9th

June 04, 2019

Join us at The World's Largest Knife Show this weekend at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, GA.  DPx Gear will again be one of the 1,000 exhibitors showcasing their products this year.  We will be in booth #844. 

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DPx Gear Celebrates Ten Years In Business With Two Very Limited Run Knives in Bohler M390 Blade Steel.

DPx Gear Celebrates Ten Years In Business With Two Very Limited Run Knives in Bohler M390 Blade Steel.

April 10, 2019

 DPx Gear, Inc. has released two limited run tenth anniversary knife models - the DPx HEST 6 Decade and the DPx Aculus Flipper.

DPx DECADE
The fixed blade combative knife, the DPx HEST 6 Decade, is available in 100 numbered units and features hollow Micarta™ scales and Bohler M390 blade steel.  Also in M390 and featuring a new hollow grind blade, is DPx Gear's first flipper release: the Aculus Flipper.  Both knife models are available exclusively from DPx Gear and ready for immediate shipment.

"When DPx Gear began we started with one idea and one knife. Make the best quality knife for the best customers," says Robert Young Pelton, founder of DPx Gear on his first design, the HEST Original.  It was a surprisingly simple but strong survival knife.

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The Kabul Country Club

The Kabul Country Club

March 20, 2019

The Kabul Country Club

As told by Robert Young Pelton, founder of DPx Gear.

Long timers in Afghanistan will know that there actually is a Kabul Country Club. Technically it is called the Kabul Golf Club on Qargha Road . The nine hole course was opened in 1967, the heyday of Kabul, and its role as an international destination. Kabul was pitched to tourists as the "Switzerland of Asia", where travelers could arrive via the Pan Am-operated Ariana Airlines and stay at the newly built Kabul Intercontinental Hotel.

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The DPx Gear HEST/F Urban G10: A Smaller, Tougher, American Hard Use EDC Folder Built to Last Lifetimes

The DPx Gear HEST/F Urban G10: A Smaller, Tougher, American Hard Use EDC Folder Built to Last Lifetimes

February 23, 2019

The first shipment of HEST/F Urban G10 ODs have sold out. To stay in touch about the next shipment's arrival, click here.

Designed by Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear, the DPx HEST/F Urban is the last pocket knife you'll need for every day carry. Small, light and feature-packed, it’s just as at home in your jeans as it is in the tackle box. An heirloom quality piece of US craftsmanship that can be passed down generations with the support of a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty DPx Gear customers deserve. The Urban reduces size and weight while increasing strength. That’s not something you hear much these days. 

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Into The Lost World of Borneo

Into The Lost World of Borneo

February 09, 2019

From above the miles and miles of jungle carpet, the ground was unbroken, except by a few large rivers that had cut the dirt right down to the sandstone. Here, there was diversity, but also a monotony of endless green: a carpet of color every few miles from a flowering tree, subtle shades of green, blending from dark brownish green to light green and even yellowish green. If the helicopter went down in this canopy, we would never be found.

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Jungle Slumber: RYPs Tips And Essential Equipment to Keep You Comfortable

Jungle Slumber: RYPs Tips And Essential Equipment to Keep You Comfortable

February 09, 2019

Sleeping in the jungle is probably one of the most unpleasant parts of tropical travel. Like clockwork, the rain pours at night along with some insects that go off at 6:30pm sharp, later on rodents, insects and all manner of large and unnamed species will crawl, flutter, slither and hop into your life. 

Pelton says of jungle sleeping arrangements: "Although I spent years sleeping directly on the ground usually with a tarp, I would not recommend it for the squeamish. In some jungles, you can actually drown if you don’t pick your spot wisely. Worse is the relentless pursuit of biting or stinging insects to explore every inch of your body. Not to mention how miserable it can be to unglue yourself from the mud at dawn."

The ideal method of sleeping is to copy the locals. Use a hammock but one that has a bit of western technology thrown in. I now swear by the SAS style jungle hammock with built in bug screen and an overhanging tarp. All you need is some rope and carabiners depending on the location. A cheap fleece blanket and your headlamp and you are good to go.   

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Read RYP's

Read RYP's "Killing Isis" Article in RECOIL Magazine - Out Now

January 31, 2019

In RECOIL Magazine's latest issue (#41), DPx Gear's founder, Robert Young Pelton discusses the many details and individuals involved in the effort to eradicate ISIS.

Dive inside and read first hand experiences from RYP's trip to Libya and learn more about America's military and their role in the fight from 2006 to now.

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Paracord Wrapped DPx HEST II Is One of Hi Consumption's 12 Best

Paracord Wrapped DPx HEST II Is One of Hi Consumption's 12 Best

October 18, 2018

DPX GEAR HEST II ASSAULT PARACORD KNIFE

For those not in the know, DPx Gear’s founder, Robert Young Pelton, is one of the toughest, most bat sh*t insane men on the planet. He’s embroiled himself in some of the worst conflicts on Earth, seen every edge of our dangerous planet, and came out the other side swinging. So, when the time came to build knives, he had to make them tough enough to suit a life as intense as his. The HEST II Assault paracord knife is one such blade. It boasts a top-tier TiCN PVD-coated Niolox steel blade, skeletonized handle, and enough paracord to use out in the wilderness. And, even if you aren’t stuck in a survival situation, this knife is a handy tool to have, thanks to its built-in bottle opener.

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Mogadishu Yacht Club

Mogadishu Yacht Club

September 18, 2018 2 Comments

The Mogadishu Yacht Club is the most exclusive outfit on the Horn of Africa.

Mogadishu Yacht Club gear is now available and back on the website.  You can show your MYC pride with sleeveless, short and long sleeved shirts as well as beanies, hats and patches.

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