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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Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Its First 12 Inch Bush Knife at SHOT Show 2015

Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Its First 12 Inch Bush Knife at SHOT Show 2015

January 19, 2015 1 Comment

DPx Gear Expands its DPx HEFT™ Knife Line with The CHOP™, a Combination Wood Splitter, Axe, Machete and Razor Sharp Camp Tool

 

Las Vegas, NV – January 19, 2015 – DPx Gear is expanding its DPx HEFT (Hostile Environment Field Tool) line with the DPx HEFT 12 CHOP, the multi-use wilderness knife for expeditions and hard use.

 

The DPx HEFT 12 CHOP Fixed is the only hard use tool you need for your expedition. Made in Italy by LionSTEEL featuring Sleipner stainless steel, ergonomic G10 scales, and a flattened blade tip perfect for battoning. MSRP for this model is $300.

 

DPx Gear will be exhibiting in booth 3161 with prototypes of this knife available for viewing.


 

Product Specifications*

DPx H•E•F•T 12 CHOP
SKU: DPHFX020
Blade Length: 12.52”
Blade Steel: Sleipner, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.22”
Blade Finish Stonewashed
Overall Length: 18.62”
Handle: G10 or Micarta
Patents: www.dpxgear.com/patents
*Product specifications subject to change without notice.

 

 

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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Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Two New US-Made Fixed Blades at SHOT Show 2015

Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Two New US-Made Fixed Blades at SHOT Show 2015

January 19, 2015 1 Comment

 

Las Vegas, NV – January 19, 2015 – DPx Gear is expanding its DPx HEAT (Hostile Environment At-Hand Tool) line of under three inch length blades to include the DPx HEAT Fixed & DPx HIT Hiker.

 

HEAT-Fixed-RenderingThe DPx HEAT Fixed is for the outdoorsman who wants a compact, fine edge, hard use fixed blade with a deep belly and durable point. Made in the USA by White River Knife & Tool featuring S30V stainless steel, ¼” hollow Micarta, G10 or wood scales, bottle opener and lashing points. MSRP for this model ranges from $172.50 to $183.75.

HEAT-Hiker-RenderingThe DPx HEAT Hiker is the scale-less version of the DPx HEAT Fixed and features a carabiner for easy mounting to gear. It’s the at-hand knife that doesn’t get lost, dropped or misplaced. Also made in the USA by White River Knife & Tool featuring S30V stainless steel in a stonewashed or ceramic-coated finish. MSRP for this model ranges from $156.25 to $168.75.

DPx Gear will be exhibiting in booth 3161 with prototypes of these knives available for viewing.


Product Specifications*

DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Stonewashed, Black G10 DPx H•E•A•T Hiker -Stonewashed
SKU: DPHTX012 SKU: DPHTX006
Blade Length: 2.40” Blade Length: 2.40”
Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.16” Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Finish Stonewashed Blade Finish Stonewashed
Overall Length: 6.22” Overall Length: 6.22”
Handle: Black G10 Handle: Carabiner
DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Black Ceramic, Black G10 DPx H•E•A•T Hiker – Black Ceramic
SKU: DPHTX016 SKU: DPHTX019
Blade Length: 2.40” Blade Length: 2.40”
Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.16” Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Finish Black Ceramic Coated Blade Finish Black Ceramic Coated
Overall Length: 6.22” Overall Length: 6.22”
Handle: Black G10 Handle: Carabiner
DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Stonewashed, Maple DPx H•E•A•T Hiker – Grey Ceramic
SKU: DPHTX017 SKU: DPHTX020
Blade Length: 2.40” Blade Length: 2.40”
Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.16” Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Finish Stonewashed Blade Finish Grey Ceramic Coated
Overall Length: 6.22” Overall Length: 6.22”
Handle: Tiger Stripe Maple Handle: Carabiner
DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Stonewashed, Green Micarta DPx H•E•A•T Fixed – Stonewashed, Grey Micarta
SKU: DPHTX018 SKU: DPHTX022
Blade Length: 2.40” Blade Length: 2.40”
Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC Blade Steel: S30V, 60 HRC
Blade Thickness: 0.16” Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Finish Stonewashed Blade Finish Stonewashed
Overall Length: 6.22” Overall Length: 6.22”
Handle: Green Micarta Handle: Grey Micarta
Patents: www.dpxgear.com/patents
*Product specifications subject to change without notice.

 

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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Join us at SHOT Show 2015

Join us at SHOT Show 2015

December 16, 2014

Las Vegas is TOO GOOD TO MISS this January with more than 65,000 professionals from the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries coming together for the 2015 SHOT Show®. See what’s in store for hunting and shooting sports while gaining a competitive advantage for your business. Join us at booth # 3161, and view our new products for 2015.

Apply today at shotshow.org.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 SHOT Show!

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Mr. DP Becomes 3D in New Bead

Mr. DP Becomes 3D in New Bead

October 20, 2014

Mr. DP has gone 3D with DPx Gear's first ever custom bead.

The Mr. DP bead is be the perfect compliment to any configuration of DPx knife. Made by the Schmuckatelli Company entirely in the USA, DPx Gear is offering a gorgeous lead-free pewter bead by itself for $14.95 or your choice of one of three following configurations pre-strung on a lanyard:

  1. Roman brass oxide bead with black & hunter lanyard - the rustic classic that will match your OD green knife perfectly ($32.95),
  2. Black oxide bead with all black lanyard - matches your triple black knife or just satisfies your inner ninja ($29.95), or
  3. Pewter bead with black & silver lanyard - the high polish essential to match your milspec or Ti knife ($29.95).

The beads are currently available for pre-order and are estimated to ship November 3rd. Order yours here.

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DPx HEST Original Coming in New Configurations - October 2014

DPx HEST Original Coming in New Configurations - October 2014

October 10, 2014

It has been nearly six years since DPx Gear®'s very first knife design, the DPx H•E•S•T™ Original, hit the streets. The iconic design that launched DPx is coming soon in new configurations which are estimated to ship October 31st, 2014. The additions to the lineup are as follows:

The serrated version is a combo edge with a short strip of serrations at the base of the blade. The serration pattern will be flat so that they may be sharpened easily in the field. The desert tan and OD green versions will allow for DPx customers to choose a different visual signature than the standard black coating. The knives will all come standard with a KYDEX sheath and optional belt clip attachment and the same quality and lifetime warranty DPx Gear's customers have come to expect.

DPx is excited for its line to expand and looks forward to its customer's feedback once these new models hit the streets.

Pre-Order Yours Here

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DPx Gear on Knife Thursday

DPx Gear on Knife Thursday

September 11, 2014

Listen to KnifeThursday's Season 3, Episode 4 podcast featuring Lisa M. Pelton, COO and Co-Owner of DPx Gear. Lisa and the guys discuss what makes a midtech a midtech (versus custom or production) and answers Instagram follower questions about knives.

Listen to the podcast here

Knife Thursday is a weekly knife appreciation website and rallying point for knife knuts of all types. They can be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

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