The DPx HEST or Hostile Environment Survival Tool was designed by Robert Young Pelton as a result of his experiences traveling through over three dozen conflict zones and well over 100 countries. These great fixed blades feature removable Micarta scales, an integrated pry bar, bottle opener, and more that set them apart from others. Now, they’re back being made by Shon Rowen and the quality is absolutely amazing. The fit and finish of each knife is superb and the Kydex sheath fits snugly and securely. Comes with a belt clip attachment so it can be carried as a belt or neck knife. See these models at www.knifecenter.com.
For all you lefties out, there check out this new, beefy every day carry knife from DPx Gear. The HEAT/F is the smaller brother to the HEST/F, one of DPx’s best selling knives. It features a black coated D2 tool steel blade and OD green G10 handle with a stonewashed titanium frame lock. It’s got the RotoBlock system in the frame lock which prevents overtravel and allows you to lock the knife open for fixed blade strength. If you’re looking for a great pocket knife that is compact yet ultra reliable, this one is for you. See more information at www.knifecenter.com.
Made to be hammered, abused, and stressed beyond others limits, this Niolox blade will stay sharp though extended use. The comfortable G10 handle is hollow which gives the knife a forward balance point that makes cutting, chopping, and hacking less fatiguing. It also allows for small items to be stored in that handle for survival situations. This is an awesome camping, survival or hunting knife, see more about at www.knifecenter.com.
The DPx Gear HEAT/F folders are small, but trust me – size does not matter with these rugged blades. They were designed by Robert Young Pelton and are backed by his no nonsense, no questions asked warranty. They’re built strong and rugged, with a seriously stout feeling in the hand for such a compact knife. The blade is a superb utility shape and it glides easily into and out of the pocket with a deep carry clip and Titanium frame lock. See all three new models at www.knifecenter.com.
At SHOT Show 2014, we order a cool little knife by DPx Gear and it has finally arrived. The DPx HIT (Handle Inversion Tool) has an integral pivoting blade guard that forms the handle and locks when closed. The design includes a carabiner so you can hook it on a bag and not worry about losing it…ever. It’s made in the U.S.A. by White River Knife & Tool, another brand we are very fond of and, of course, designed by Robert Young Pelton. A unique knife that we are glad to see and is a great addition to any collection or go-bag. See more about it at www.knifecenter.com.
The DPx Gear Hostile Environment Fighting Tool (HEFT) 4, might just be the most balanced knife that DPx offers. It’s discrete enough to keep a low profile, but it’s large enough to handle jobs that would compromise most four-inch knives. The 3.94″ blade is high-performance, German-made Lohmann Niolox stainless steel and is cryo-hardened to a Rockwell Hardness near 60. Lohmann Niolox steel is prized for its ability to hold up to abuse and to retain a cutting edge and this knife has proven that. It’s held a durable cutting edge through repeated hard use on a variety of wood, bamboo, cardboard, and other mediums. It’s survived neglectful treatment, tons of batoning, and is thick enough to give you reassurance at the tip when drilling holes. Niolox combines the best qualities of stainless and high-carbon steels to provide you with a superior hard use tool. There is a storage compartment hidden within the G10 handle designed for small items like fishing line, hooks or water-purification tablets. The MOLLE compatible nylon sheath is durable, compact, and features a quality Velcro pouch the perfect size for a fire starter and small sharpener. The HEFT 4 was designed by Tommaso Rumici with input from Robert Young Pelton and is manufactured by LionSteel of Maniago, Northern Italy. See it at www.knifecenter.com.