The Story of DPx Gear's Hostile Environment Survival Tools

The Story of DPx Gear's Hostile Environment Survival Tools

April 24, 2018 2 Comments

When founder of DPx Gear, Robert Young Pelton was officially convinced to apply his unique experiences into a knife design, he produced an affordable, American made tool that could take a beating in hostile environments.

After ten years, the simple fixed blade design of the HEST Original is still just as affordable and tough.  

Just like its older fixed blade brother, the HEST/F is eight years into its lifespan as a hard use tool at an affordable price.

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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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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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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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Mötley Crüe's Bassist, Nikki Sixx, Shows Off DPx Knife on Tour

Mötley Crüe's Bassist, Nikki Sixx, Shows Off DPx Knife on Tour

September 01, 2015

DPx Gear's inner 1980s hair band groupie was thrilled to be contacted by Mötley Crüe's production team to acquire some DPx knives for bassist and knife fan, Nikki Sixx. He made some great purchases and has been showing off his DPx HEST Original Fire 550 Paracord-wrapped blade via his Instagram account, @nikkisixxpixx. The Crüe is currently on their final worldwide tour. No word yet as to whether or not the DPx crew will get any backstage passes when they roll through San Diego this December.

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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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