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  • DPx Gear Introduces New Custom Shop

    Introducing the DPx Gear Custom Shop. Every month DPx Gear will release a short run of no more than 30 units of a customized version of our knives. Whether it’s a unique engraving or coating never before seen on one of our knives, your Custom Shop knife is sure to be collectible. Each knife will come with its own certificate of authenticity so there’s no question it’s unique and all knives are shipped free within the US. Make sure you sign up for our Custom Shop mailing list by clicking here so you never miss a release and click here to shop Custom Shop products... Read More -->
  • Gear Geeks Live Podcast: DPx Gear Darkens the Door

    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. ... Read More -->
  • Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Two New US-Made Fixed Blades at SHOT Show 2015

      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.   The 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. The 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... Read More -->
  • Press Release - DPx Gear Debuts Its First 12 Inch Bush Knife at SHOT Show 2015

    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   ###... Read More -->
  • Join us at SHOT Show 2015

    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... Read More -->
  • Christmas Day Shipping Cut-Off Dates

    As we quickly approach Christmas, we would like to make you aware of our deadlines for shipping by carrier (US only) for your package to arrive by Christmas Day. Be sure to choose the option that ensures your package will arrive on time! If you have any concerns or special requests, please feel free to make a note in your order that it's a Christmas order or contact our Customer Service team at customerservice@dpxgear.com or (619) 780-2604. USPS Standard Post - Order by December 15th UPS Ground - Order by December 17th UPS 3 Day Select - Order by December 19th USPS First Class & Priority Mail - Order by December 20th UPS Second Day Air - Order by December 22nd USPS Priority Mail Express - Order by December 23rd UPS Next Day Air - Order by December 23rd... Read More -->
  • Mr. DP Becomes 3D in New Bead

    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: Roman brass oxide bead with black & hunter lanyard - the rustic classic that will match your OD green knife perfectly ($32.95), Black oxide bead with all black lanyard - matches your triple black knife or just satisfies your inner ninja ($29.95), or 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.  ... Read More -->
  • DPx HEST Original Coming in New Configurations - October 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: DPx HEST Original, Black Powder Coat, Serrated Edge DPx HEST Original, OD Green Powder Coat, Plain Edge DPx HEST Original, Desert Tan Powder Coat, Plain Edge 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... Read More -->
  • DPx Gear on Knife Thursday

    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... Read More -->
  • Press Release - DPx Gear Introduces the DPx HIT Cutter: The Carabiner-Carry Knife that Never Needs a Sheath

    DPx Gear® Introduces the DPx H•I•T™ Cutter The Carabiner –Carry Knife that Never Needs a Sheath San Diego, California – July 28, 2014 – Robert Young Pelton, founder of DPx Gear, Inc., innovates again with a new design that eliminates the sheath for a hard use fixed blade knife. The new DPx HIT Cutter is the first knife in the new DPx HIT (Handle Inversion Tool) line of knives that all feature an integrated pivoting blade guard and handle. This patent pending concept is called DPx Centric™. Pelton tested the DPx HIT on his recent trip into the violent world of South Sudan, where he was to be the first to document the South Sudanese White Army in combat. The 5.5 inch long, 0.19-inch thick martensitic steel knife has a wicked two-inch edge yet weighs less than three ounces. The carabiner mount and one finger control is intended for emergency responders, climbers, rafters, divers and any other application where an easily accessible, exact control hard use cutting tool is necessary. The knife is made from CPM S35VN stainless American steel hardened to 61 Rockwell scale to maintain its cutting edge under abuse. The locking blade guard means there is no need for a bulky or heavy sheath. It can be carried on a pack, belt loop or lanyard with confidence. A forward push of a finger against the thumb stud releases the guard which, with minimal assistance, snaps back smoothly... Read More -->

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