Once you start toting a knife in your EDC, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Cutting, prying, and oh-so-important meat-slicing — you’ve never had it so good. There are plenty of fantastic utility knives for that kind of work — but they don’t quite cut it when you move out of the concrete jungle and into the leafy one. The DPx Gear HEST II Survival Knife ($250) may not be as suave as your EDC cutter of choice — but it is the perfect companion for roughin’ it.
Known as a Hostile Environment Survival Tool (HEST), the limited run fixed-blade knife is an upgraded version of their DPx HEST Original. The upgrade includes a 3.15-inch Sleipnersteel blade with a more resilient cutting edge than other hard steels (60 Rockwell scale). The HEST II also includes a stronger, re-angled pry notch, wire strippers and a hex driver. Go stealthy with the PVD coated blade of the Assault version (we don’t advocate assassins, for the record) or a bit more flashy and sharp with the naked stone-washed blade and wood scales of the Woodsman. Both knives come with a hollow handle for storing survival materials. You can probably fit your suburbanized knife in there.
See the full review here: http://gearpatrol.com/2012/10/26/dpx-gear-hest-2-0-survival-knife/
Reza Allah-Bakhshi, friend of DPx, recently traveled to Mindanao in the Philippines and used the DPx HEFT line for various survival and jungle applications. Check out his video on our YouTube channel and let us know what you think!
WARNING: At approximately 5:55 there is footage of a chicken being processed using our knives. If you are sensitive to this imagery make sure to fast forward here.
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The September 2012 issue of Tactical Knives magazine gives the DPx HEFT 6 Assault the cover spot and includes an article about DPx Gear's H•E•F•T line of fixed blade knives. The line is popular with local military personnel and knives have been purchased by members out of their own pockets to replace their standard issue gear. You can read the entire tactical-life.com article here or find the article in the Tactical Knives September 2012 issue on newsstands now.
DPx HEST/F 2.0 Triple Black Special Edition - Only 500 on this planet.
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The DPx HEST/F 2.0 Triple Black Special Edition is an all black stealth version of our hard use folding knife. The custom tool features a hand made Pyser brass compass made in the UK for the SAS and survival applications. The tool features a cord cutter, pry, hex driver, pivot tension adjustment tool and tool to replace the hardened steel glass breaker. A soft tip screw is also provided if the glass breaker is not required.
The Triple Black Special Edition is an extremely low-profile knife designed for law enforcement and military use where a superior cutting edge and low visual signature are priorities. This is the first HEST folder with custom designed serrations designed with the input of first responders and SAR professionals.
The 3.94” German Niolox corrosion resistant blade is PVD coated with a matte black TiCN coating to increase hardness and concealability.
One side of the frame is scaled in grip textured black American G10 polymer. The other slab is 6Al4V titanium that’s alloy coated. The blade is vapor deposition coated with a slippery, durable layer of Titanium Nickel. The signature black pocket clip features the Mr. DP™ logo.
Like the other DPx HEST/F models, the Triple Black Special Edition comes with the patented RotoBlock® to lock the folder open. Three sizes of wire strippers serve as unique and slip-proof jimping. A removable glass breaker screws into the butt of the knife, and the hex driver in the handle may be used with the knife open or closed.
Blade length: 3.94”
Blade thickness: 0.197”
Cutting edge: 3.10”
Closed length: 4.38”
Overall length: 7.63”
Handle thickness: 0.54”
Weight: 5.10 oz
• Stainless Niolox steel blade with 60 HRC
• PVD coated titanium nickel scale and blade
• Custom DPx serration that can be re-sharpened
• Comes with newly-designed titanium tool with driver, cord cutter, glass breaker remover, pivot adjustor, mounting holes and pry bar
• Tool includes unique hand made Pyser brass survival compass used by the British Special Air Service with glow in the dark indicators for North
• Sterile knife design
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