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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Introducing the DPx HEST/F Urban Triple Black.  The Night Rider.

Introducing the DPx HEST/F Urban Triple Black. The Night Rider.

August 30, 2018 2 Comments

Introducing the New DPx HEST/F Urban "Triple Black". The Night Rider.

Our latest EDC sized hard use knife, the Urban is now available in matte black Particle Vapor Deposition (PVD) coated CPM S35VN blade with matte black Titanium alloy frame and hardware.

The DPx Gear Triple Black versions have always been a popular option as a low-profile knife for law enforcement and military use where a superior cutting edge and low visual signature are priorities.  With its smaller size and American made pedigree, it is sure to become a new favorite for a low profile, high quality knife option. The heirloom quality USA made knife is manufactured by Zack Brown's Southern Grind and is warrantied for life.

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RECOIL Magazine Sits Down With DPx Gear Founder, Robert Young Pelton

RECOIL Magazine Sits Down With DPx Gear Founder, Robert Young Pelton

July 31, 2018

Robert Young Pelton’s Made Adventure His Life’s Work

There’s no simple way to portray Robert Young Pelton’s career and his contributions to the world. He’s most famous for his book and television series, The World’s Most Dangerous Places. But before, during, and since its distribution, the guy’s been, done, and seen more than any fictional character we can think of.

Read more: http://www.recoilweb.com/zeroed-in-robert-young-pelton-139796.html#ixzz5MsBcMpMb

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DPx Gear Celebrates Its American Manufacturers

DPx Gear Celebrates Its American Manufacturers

July 11, 2018 1 Comment

Made in America is an important part of DPx Gear's product line.

When the DPx HEST Original came out in 2008, it had to be three things:

  1. Made in the USA
  2. High quality but still affordable
  3. Backed by a lifetime warranty

We choose to make more of our products in the states to support US labor and the amazing talented manufacturers that share similar passions in their business operations.

DPx Gear's American Manufacturers

Southern Grind, Rowen Manufacturing and White River Knife & Tool

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DPx HEST/F Urban Ti Flippe rPrototype

DPx Gear Expands Its “Made In America” EDC Folder Line Including Its First Flipper

June 01, 2018 8 Comments

DPx Gear, the knife company created by adventurer and war correspondent Robert Young Pelton, has teamed up with Zac Brown’s Southern Grind to add new models and versions to its hit mid-tech EDC product, the DPx HEST/F Urban Titanium (“Ti”) including a new flipper configuration.

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The Story of DPx Gear's Hostile Environment Survival Tools

The Story of DPx Gear's Hostile Environment Survival Tools

April 24, 2018 3 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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