DPx HEST/F Urban G10 - Milspec

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THE DPX GEAR HEST/F URBAN G10 A SMALLER, TOUGHER, AMERICAN HARD USE EDC FOLDER BUILT TO LAST LIFETIMES

 

 

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. 

Designer Robert Young Pelton is not just known for surviving wars, he is also an award winning designer, having earned recognition for his knife designs and has secured over a dozen patents licensed to DPx Gear. When Pelton was challenged with creating a smaller EDC version of the legendary hard use DPx HEST/F 2.0,  the results were impressive.  The HEST 2.0 features a thicker (.19" vs the Urban’s .16" thickness), longer (the 2.0 is 3.15” long vs the Urban’s 2.9”) blade but shares the same frame thickness with its smaller brother, the Urban. Weight has been reduced by an ounce and half (4.9 oz vs 3.55 oz) yet the usable blade edge is only about a quarter on an inch less.

The Urban G10 materials make familiar and liberal use of DPx hallmarks like Grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V (UNS designation R56400) alpha-beta titanium alloy for the lock bar frame side.

To lighten the G10 version we use the rough grip phenolic epoxy resin to make a lighter, smaller but actually tougher when thicknesses to length is tested. In keeping with only using American-made materials, the blade steel is CPM 154. Crucible Particle Metallurgy makes steels specifically for hard use knives. CPM 154 is a powdered steel (created by molten metal blown through a small nozzle and then cooled into a powder using high-pressure gas bursts). The powdered metal is then using Isostatic powder compacted into shape, creating a perfect mixture made up of extremely fine particles. This gives the final DPx steel a flawless finish with better corrosion resistance and edge holding.  

The finish of a DPx Gear knife is flawless. The Urban G10 in Black features a rough finish G10 frame side and a stone washed raw Ti side. The hardware is 440 Stainless and the high saber grind blade is an uncoated smooth finish.

A flathead screw is included with the HEST/F Urban G10.  A Tungsten Carbide glass breaker is available as an accessory.

A made in America, hard use EDC folding knife that looks good, feels greats and lasts a lifetime.  

CPM 154: 

Iron
 79.2%
Carbon
1.060%
Chromium
13.47%
Manganese
0.51%
Molybdenum
4.01%
Silicon
0.84%
Phosphorus
0.020%
Sulfur
0.020%
Nickel
0.16%
Copper
0.09%


FEATURES

  • American bearing pivot hardware. Stainless steel caged bearing pivot hardware allows for rapid thumb or patented DPx Gear pocket deployment.
  • American aerospace grade titanium frame. A frame and lock made of U.S. made aerospace grade 5 6Al4v titanium in smooth stonewashed finish. 
  • The world's finest U.S. forged blade steel. A blade shaped from U.S.-made CPM 154 martensitic stainless steel delivers the edge, durability and finish you expect in a compact, hard use folder.  Read more about CPM 154 here.
  • Patented DPx Gear blade notch doubles as bottle opener and quick open feature. Designed to allow the knife to open faster than an automatic and to deploy the blade to the rear of the holder, keeping it safe from the assailant. This feature was also designed to open bottles and function as a pot lifter. Every feature on a DPx Gear knife is expected to do double duty.
  • Integral Hex drive. DPx Gear believes if you are going to carry around a quality knife, it better earn its keep. Our inclusion of a ¼” standard hex driver in the knife’s frame can be easily paired with a commonly available hex tool and turn your DPx HEST/F Urban into a multi tool.
  • Tri-gauge wire stripper jimping. The thumb grip (jimping) features three notches in the exact gauges to strip household, auto and timer wire for blasting or electronics. This patented DPx Gear design feature also provides an exact but comfortable grip for your thumb, with gloves or with bare hands, so there is no slipping when using your knife.
  • Fully reversible, deep carry pocket clip. A deep pocket clip bent from heat treated grade 6 Ti alloy means your pocket knife rides as low and unobtrusively as possible in your pocket. The angle of the clip over the frame lock adds additional support to the lock. The DPx HEST/F Urban is made from not just durable materials, but stain free materials. Even the clip, screws and hardware are designed to take harsh environments with ease.
  • A proven frame lock with steel insert. The frame lock is a simple reliable lockup. but we go further, we added a stainless steel hardened cap to eliminate wear on the lock face.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Weight

3.55 oz

Overall Length

6.7"

Blade Length

2.9"

Steel

CPM 154

Rockwell Hardness

61

Blade Coating

none

Blade Thickness

0.16"

Handle Material

Lock side is 6Al4v Titanium / Black G10 Phenolic in rough finish



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