IMG_0569DPx Gear founder Robert Young Pelton is a specialist in travel to war zones and dangerous places all over the world.  His decades of reporting from conflicts on many continents have made him an authority on what to bring to an armed conflict.

This expertise has led him to design knives.  The DPx HEFT/F URBAN is Mr. Pelton’s first All-American offering.  Here are some highlights:

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 Edition”) or a three-dimensional Mr. DP pattern milled into the frame (“The Mr. DP Edition”).

S30V Stainless Steel Blade. A U.S. made and formulated blade steel with a stonewashed finish. We chose a hollow ground blade that’s “shaver sharp” with maximum slicing tooth.

Bearing Pivot. Stainless steel caged bearing pivot hardware for rapid deployment and effortless opening and closing.

DPx Gear Patented Blade Notch. Designed to allow the knife to open faster than an automatic and to the rear of the holder, keeping it safe from the assailant. Naturally it was also designed to open beer bottles and function as a

Integral ¼” Hex Drive. DPx believes if you are going to carry around a quality knife it better earn its keep. Pairing commonly used hex tools with our built in hex drive turns your DPx HEST/F Urban into a multi tool.

DPx Gear Patented Tri-Gauge Wire Strippers. Jimping that doubles as wire strippers in the exact size of household gauge, auto and even timer wires (for blasting or electronics).

Frame Lock. The US-invented frame lock for bulletproof lockup. First used in Chris Reeves’ famous Sebenza® knives it has become the standard locking feature for high-end custom knives. We added a stainless steel cap to reduce wear on the lock face.

Glass Breaker. Our DPx HEST/F Urban has a hardened stainless steel glass breaker. A potentially life saving tool in the event of an auto accident or fire.

Deep Carry Pocket Clip. The deep carry clip ensures your knife rides as low and as unobtrusively as possible in your pocket.

With a 2.9 inch blade, the HEFT/F is a smaller folder, but I guess the word URBAN in the name tells you that this folder is not meant to field dress large game or build a log cabin.  This is another Kickstarter-backed project.  Check the KS/DPx page for availability.

by Wilson

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