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  • Introducing the DPx HEST/F Urban Titanium First Run. Made in America.

    Atlanta, GA – June 2nd, 2017 – San Diego, California based DPx Gear® is unveiling its newest product at the 2017 BLADE show in Atlanta, Georgia. The first all titanium production run of their 100% U.S.A. sourced and manufactured folding knife. The DPx Gear HEST/F (Hostile Environment Survival Tool/Folding) Urban takes all the beefiness and durability of the HEST family of knives and delivers it in a compact, under three-inch blade. An heirloom quality folder that will find itself in the pockets of those who appreciate American quality, engineering, materials and finish. The initial design was limited to 100 units and tested on Kickstarter. That run quickly sold out. Over a year later, after customer input, use around the world, and design refinements, customers and media are invited to come by the DPx Gear Booth #938 at the 2017 BLADE show to see the new Urban close up. Knife number reservations for the 300 units of the First Run will be taken at the show, then on www.DPxGear.com/urban shortly thereafter. I designed my first knife in 2008, after being badgered for ten years by ESEE owner Jeff Randall,” says DPx Gear founder and adventurer Robert Young Pelton, “now, 24 US and International patents later, this is the latest rung of that journey into the high end survival gear business.” Pelton is best known for surviving over two dozen wars. Pelton has become a commuter to places like Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan and more. DPx Gear was an outgrowth of his need for... Read More -->
  • The DPx HEST/F Milspec - Made for Tough Customers

    The Milspec version of the DPx HEST/F folder, known as the quiet professional, features a number of little known features developed in the field.   Fans of DPx Gear will know that Founder and Designer Robert Young Pelton spends a significant amount of time immersed in front-line combat areas with special operations troops. Part of his goal is to see how his knives are used and how to improve them for rugged, no excuses, customers.  DPx Gear products are designed for function first, using only the most durable materials, then carefully tuned to match real world uses. The world of Military Specifications or “Milspec” is an oft-abused term to describe products. Our troops are typically issued with “lowest price bidder” tools which in many cases means cheap consumer products made with plastic handles, automatic opening gimmicks and even a higher replacement than purchase cost (DPx Gear was asked to sit down with Naval Special Warfare to look at replacing a well-known consumer brand they spent more money replacing than purchasing for issue). The requirements of forward troops is simple. Their knife has to not break, it has to perform poking, stabbing, cutting, prying and hammering without causing more damage to their operation and again…It must not break. There must be little to no requirement for maintenance, lubrication, adjustment or sharpening. So what did we do to tweak the solid DPx Gear folder, designed for Hostile Environments from the get-go? Start with the blade. The sword grind delivers a solid break resistant tip for poking and prying... Read More -->
  • The DPx HEST/F Urban Rave Reviews are Rolling in

    The DPx HEST/F Urban Kickstarter editions started shipping to their eager owners on May 18th and the rave reviews are pouring in. Below is some feedback we've received so far. Do you own the DPx HEST/F Urban? What do you think? Let us know!   For the last 6 months I have been waiting for this knife. As I was opening the box, all I was hoping for is that this knife would be close to the quality that my sebenza is. I can say this with ZERO reservation.... #sebenzakiller@dpxgear you guys knocked it out of the park. You have to make more, I need a few of these. Hands down the best folder i've ever owed. @robertvickphotography   Good Afternoon! I just wanted to take a moment and let you know I received the knife, and its incredible! Its obvious that a lot of time and effort went into its production, as the fit and finish is fantastic! I cant wait to see how the battleship grey titanium wears/breaks in with use.I have most of DPx's knives, but the Urban is my favorite You have truly outdone yourselves on this project, I am extremely happy to have been a part of it! Regards, Matt M. The Urban is a beauty! I do love the action, smooth and quick! Thanks again for making a quality product! Thanks again! Daryl ...love the results of the campaign. I have some of the larger HEST/F and one of the HEAT knives and a few of the Aculus knives (including a Blackwater). I have to say I think... Read More -->
  • DPx Gear Announces Its Unique Camp and Survival Knife, the DPx HEFT 12 CHOP (Hostile Environment Field Tool), Available for Pre-Order this Saturday

    San Diego, CA – April 1, 2016 – A limited edition, first run of the DPx HEFT 12 CHOP, DPx Gear’s first bush knife designed by founder, Robert Young Pelton, will be available for pre-order at 9:00 AM, PST, on Saturday, April 2nd exclusively on the DPx Gear website (http://www.dpxgear.com/chop). There will be 200 units in the first run and each knife will be numbered and include a certificate of authenticity. The knives are estimated to ship on June 15, 2016 and can be purchased for $380 during the pre-sale (MSRP is $425). “After decades in the jungles of Asia, Africa, North America and other remote places, I have always wanted something between a machete and a rugged survival knife,” says DPx Gear founder Robert Young Pelton. “The CHOP is a twelve inch piece of razor sharp Sleipner steel that makes short work of building camp, cooking, and even self defense.” The key to the CHOP’s unique patented design is not just the use of the same exotic steel used in the commercial meat processing industry but also the ergonomics. The shape of the knife is unique. A deeply ergonomic handle with rounded full tang flows into a front-heavy axe-like tip. There are also twelve inches of perfectly straight, sword grind Sleipner steel to perform precision work; a flat, thick spine for pounding; a relief area to balance the knife; and a two inch tip with a thicker grind for splitting wood and a thick point for ground work. There are also... Read More -->
  • Breach Bang Clear Shares Their Thoughts on the DPx HEST/F Urban

    Popular blog Breach Bang Clear had a chance to check out the DPx HEST/F Urban and provided their thoughts in their recent article, "A Knife for Dangerous Places: DPx HEST/F Urban". Their review style intermixes facts with hilarious GIFs and asides and makes a great read. Read their full post here... Read More -->
  • Join DPx Gear at Smoke Out 17

    Knives meet choppers in North Carolina.  Join us June 17 and 18th, 2016 in Rockingham, North Carolina to enjoy music, motorcycles and great company. DPx Gear is a major sponsor for this year's bike rally hosted by The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine. The mission statement for the event sums up the experience well: "...The Smoke Out is about choppers.  It is about builders, from professional builders to those bloody-knuckled guys (and ladies) burning the midnight oil in an unheated shed to build a chopper they can call their own..." This is the 17th annual event that offers motorcycle races, various vendors, lots of beer drinking opportunities, cool bands and a great forum for those who enjoy building choppers of all types.  A great compliment to our unique knives! DPx Gear is the first and only knife company to sponsor the event, and we are very excited to support such an exciting gathering of bike builders- from backwoods to professional.  Check out the website for more event information and to purchase tickets:  www.smokeoutrally.com... Read More -->
  • DPx Gear Earns SHOT Show Praise

    Both AllOutdoor.com and Expedition Portal sang the praises of DPx Gear and its SHOT show debut of the HEST/F Urban. Check out the articles... Read More -->
  • Industry Gets First Look at DPx HEST/F Urban at 2016 SHOT Show

    The industry had a sneak peak of the DPx HEST/F Urban, DPx Gear's first all-USA made folder, at the 2016 SHOT Show and it earned lots of media attention. The DPx HEST/F Urban was launched via a successful Kickstarter campaign and will be shipping to customers in the next month. New designs and configurations will be available via dpxgear.com and dealers shortly thereafter. AllOutdoor's Russ Chastain said of the HEST/F Urban, "What's NOT to like?"; while Scott Brady from Expedition Portal boasts, "there were dozens of knife makers at SHOT, but few are as legitimate as the blades from Robert Young Pelton." BladeHQ, which will be selling their own "Ghost Jade G10" configuration of the DPx HEST/F Urban, featured the product on their YouTube channel. Missed out on the Kickstarter campaign? There are a few Kickstarter versions available for pre-order on dpxgear.com... Read More -->
  • Christmas Day Shipping Cut-Off Dates

    As we quickly approach the holiday buying season, 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. FedEx SmartPost - Order by December 14th USPS Standard Post - Order by December 15th UPS & FedEx Ground - Order by December 16th UPS 3Day Select - Order by December 18th USPS First Class Mail - Order by December 19th USPS Priority Mail & FedEx Express Saver - Order by December 21st UPS Second Day Air & FedEx 2Day - Order by December 22nd USPS Priority Mail Express, UPS Next Day Air & FedEx Overnight - Order by December 23rd... Read More -->
  • DPx Gear Announces Its First All American Made Folding Knife. Available Only From Kickstarter.

    DPx Gear is making their first American made hard use folder with a blade length under 3” for urban use. The DPx HEST/F Urban is designed, sourced, built and backed in the United States of America. A 30-day Kickstarter campaign for the knife launched Monday, November 16th with backer rewards that include three different configurations of the knife that are limited edition, numbered runs of 100 units. The knife rewards range in price from $275 - $375 and can be seen on the campaign page at bit.ly/dpxkickstarter. “I’ve always wanted to make a knife that was uniquely and totally American. And also one that lasted a very long time; what I would call an heirloom-quality knife. One that can be handed down from generation to generation,” says Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear Founder, of the DPx HEST/F Urban. DPx Gear’s first 100% all American made folding knife will be surprisingly small when compared to its big brother, the Northern Italian made DPx HEST/F. The DPx HEST/F Urban will weigh in at just 3.35 ounces, measure 3.8 inches long when closed, and 6.7 inches long when open. It will be jewel like in its manufacturing precision and have the best feel that U.S manufacturing can deliver. Designed to be carried every day and last lifetimes. The DPx HEST/F Urban will feature: • American 6Al4v Titanium Frame. A frame made of aerospace quality, American 6Al4v      titanium alloy in “Battleship Grey” heavy bead blast finish (the “Sterile Edition”). Upgraded options include bronze anodized titanium (the “Bronze... Read More -->

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