DPx Gear HEST 2.0 Right Handed Folder 3.25" D2 Black Plain Blade, Titanium and OD G10 Handles - DPHSF005

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Part #: RPDPHSF005 | DPx Gear

Description

RPDPHSF005: HEST / Folder 2.0 OD

DPx Gear

The DPx Hostile Environment Survival Tool® (HEST) Folder has evolved from its beginnings as the folding version of the HEST fixed blade. The HEST now goes further. On expeditions, hunts or in the conflict zones.

Yes, a brutal-use folder can be small and light. DPx Gear features a Titanium alloy frame and a meaty D2 steel blade with G10 scales into an EDC folder. The HEST/F features a rapid deployment system that combines a patented RotoBlock system that actually locks the folder into a fixed blade.

The HEST was immediately sold out in both first run and production versions and put to work around the globe. The hard-won experience and tips came back and went directly into this knife: larger frame, tighter 3mm pocket clip, revised pivot geometry, meatier lock and a 4mm G10 scale that replaces steel. All of which to make this HEST stronger and lighter than the famous original. The HEST comes with the stainless steel skull tool for adjustment and handy defense and utility work.

INFORMATION ON THE DPx HEST/2.0

The HEST/F was developed as the direct folding version of the famous DPx Hostile Environment Survival Tool fixed blade knife. This latet version is dubbed the 2.0 because there are a number of significant modifications made to the first release of this brutal use folder. The goal was to increase strength without adding weight and to directly enhance t ease of opening, strength of lockup and usability.

DPx HEST/F 2.0 Modifications include:

1. Removal of the stainless steel liner and addition of a thicker G10 scale, which reduces the potential for corrosion and also strengthens the knife while reducing the weight.

2. Subtle geometry changes to the pivot, lock point, thrust angle, thumb stud and heel angle. Each of these changes was designed to make the knife easier to open, strengthen the lock bar and allow the knife to open more smoothly.

3. We also increased the size of the heel, length of the back spacer and the width of the frame to further increase the strength and handling. We redesigned the pocket clip and removed the two holes to make it stronger and easier to use. You will also notice increased the cut hole for the thumb screw and scalloped the inside of the lock bar. An independant review of the HEST/F 2.0 included below provides an excellent overview. DPx Gear released three knives to our biggest critics with the mandate to try to destroy them. Their response was overwhelmingly positive.

In all DPx Gear has created a lighter, stronger, smoother and simply better product for the same price as the original.

Features

  • German D2 Tool Steel Blade coated with black milspec
  • 6A14v GR.5 stone washed U.S. made titanium alloy frame
  • Patented RotoBlock frame lock prevents lock slippage
  • Integrated glass breaker with optional round head screw included
  • Olive Drab, textured U.S. made G10 4mm structural scale
  • Stainless Steel Tool with wrench, pivot adjustment, box cutter and chisel
  • Hex driver socket wire stripper choil in three sizes
  • Deep pocket carry stainless steel clip
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Designed by Robert Young Pelton

Specifications

  • Open length: 7.63"
  • Closed length: 4.38"
  • Blade (max thickness): 0.197"
  • Blade length: 3.25"
  • Cutting edge: 3.10"
  • Titanium alloy frame thickness: 0.165"
  • G10 scale thickness: 0.165"
  • Weight: 5.1 ounces
  • Made in Italy by LionSteel

UPC Code: 857171003008

Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
DPx Gear HEST 2.0 Right Handed Folder 3.25" D2 Black Plain Blade, Titanium and OD G10 Handlesrated 4.246 stars out of 5 (61 reviews)
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DPx Gear HEST 2.0 Right Handed Folder 3.25" D2 Black Plain Blade, Titanium and OD G10 Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Jim
West Virginia
Nov 10, 2020
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Nice blade.
This is a well built knife. Lockup is solid.The blade is a nice shape,has a good point. The thickness probablygives it some strength but it makes it a bit thick for slicing things up, one of my uses for a knife like this. I don't really care for the black blade because it's easy to scuff the finish up and esp when you use the can opener. Like a lot of thick blades the edge was not very sharp and a bit too steep. It took me a LONG time to where it worked really well for me but not it cuts really well.The handle is nice on it. Some knives you ruin the finish if you stick it in your pocket with your keys or something. This one has a handle that is fairly scratch resistant.Far as the action I can open the blade pretty much as fast as my autos.
DPx Gear HEST 2.0 Right Handed Folder 3.25" D2 Black Plain Blade, Titanium and OD G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Skidmark
Arizona
Jan 09, 2018
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Durable Folder
I have owned and used this knife for 2 years. The hinge is still tight. I originally considered the knife bulky but no longer have that objection. The G10 is still "grippy" and I see no corrosion. I occasionally use the blade lock. It is more of an insurance policy, and has never folded inadvertently as expected. The D2 material does hold an edge and I added a lanyard.
DPx Gear HEST 2.0 Right Handed Folder 3.25" D2 Black Plain Blade, Titanium and OD G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Gary
Buford, Ga
Jul 14, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Perfect for EDC
Great for EDC as it's a perfect size for any pocket. Great grip, love the bottle opener and window breaker which just adds to it's function. Good pocket clip. Home run here. Knife Center had a GREAT price on this one. Very pleased.
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