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DPx Gear HEST II Woodsman Fixed 3.15" Plain Stonewashed Niolox Blade, Hardwood Handles - DPHSX004


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Part #: RPDPHSX004 | DPx Gear
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RPDPHSX004: DPx HEST II Woodsman
DPx Gear
The craftsmen at LionSTEEL in Maniago, Northern Italy, manufacture the DPx H•E•S•T™ II Woodsman fixed blade knife. This knife is the Italian-made answer to the original DPx H•E•S•T and features various enhancements to the original configuration, including Niolox steel, a revised pry bar angle and a slightly modified hollow handle. The blade of your knife has been either stone washed Woodsman or Titanium Carbo-Nitride (TiCN) PVD coated Assault.

The DPx Gear Hostile Environment Survival Tool (HEST) II is a short run, high endversion of the DPX HEST Original. The HEST II is made with Niolox steel which delivers a harder, more granular cutting edge. The HEST II comes in a black G10 scaled, PVD coated tactical version for law enforcement and military or an "old school" naked stone washed blade and natural matching Brazilian Santos wood scales. The scales on the HEST II are thick providing more storage area and a meatier grip. We created a beautiful matching sheath in either cordura tactical or hand made leather.

Because we see this a "ranch carry" or military product we changed the pry bar to accommodate gloves by softening the angle. We also eliminated one hole to make the prybar stronger. There is also a handy hex driver.

Designed by adventurer Robert Young Pelton and handmade by LionSTEEL in Northern Italy, the HEST II is an upgraded version of the knife that changed the way adventurers think about brutal-use knives.

The 3.15" (80mm) blade of the HEST II is made of Niolox steel with a 60 Rockwell hardness. The HEST Original had a Rockwell hardness of 57-58.

The blade is 0.187" (4.8mm) thick and features three sizes of wire strippers and a pry notch. There's a hex driver at the hilt and a wire breaker at the base of the blade. We removed a lashing point in the pommel because we found it unnecessary, and we changed the pry bar angle to better fit the size of the knife.

The HEST II has a hollow handle designed for storing survival materials like fire starter or water-purification tablets. The scales are attached with two slotted/Allen screws.

The HEST II is available in two versions: Woodsman and Assault.

The Woodsman is a perfect size and balance for use as a skinning knife and camp tool. The handle is scaled in natural, mirror matched, Brazilian Santos hardwood and the blade is stonewashed to a soft glow. The Woodsman weighs 5.2oz and comes with an Italian leather, hand sewn.oil-tanned sheath.

The Assault is a take-to-the-fight, low-profile duty knife. The handle is American G10 scales and features a PVD black-coated blade that reduces the visible signature to nearly zero. The Assault weighs 5.4 oz and comes with a black Cordura sheath with a sleeve for a sharpening rod or fire starter.

DPx Gear knives are guaranteed against manufacturer defects for the life of the purchaser. DPx Gear reserves the right to repair or replace a knife under warranty at DPx Gear's discretion.
  • Blade is Niolox stainless steel with 60 Rockwell hardness
  • Brazilian Santos hardwood scales
  • Handmade Italian leather sheath
  • Unique wire stripper, jimping and hard lashing points
  • Integrated striker pommel, pry bar and lanyard hole
  • Thumb grip/bottle opener
  • 304 stainless steel hybrid slotted/Allen screws
  • 1/4" Hex driver
  • Blade Length: 3.15" (80 mm) 
  • Blade Thickness: 0.187" (4.8mm)
  • Blade Steel: Niolox 60HRC 
  • Overall Length: 7.63" (194 mm) 
  • Weight: 5.2 oz
  • Handle Material: Hollow Brazilian Santos hardwood
  • Sheath Material: Handmade Italian leather
  • Designed by Robert Young Pelton
  • Hand-made by Lion Steel in Maniago, Northern Italy

UPC Code: 857171003046

Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
DPx Gear HEST II Woodsman Fixed 3.15" Plain Stonewashed Niolox Blade, Hardwood Handles5.000 (2 reviews)
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DPx Gear HEST II Woodsman Fixed 3.15" Plain Stonewashed Niolox Blade, Hardwood Handles
5 out of 5
Midian D
The States
Jan 15, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
First off the leather sheath is top quality. It's made of really good leather and the stitching is spot-onThe blade is very sharp and perfectly centered. I haven't thoroughly tested the Niolox steel, but Lion Steel makes an excellent product. one thing to note is the spine of this knife is thick which would lend itself to very hard use. They certainly used a very large chunk of steel to make this knife. The handle is made of good quality and it's very handy that they're easily removable. Overall the build quality is excellent and is very pleasing to the eye. I received this as a Christmas present and couldn't be happier!
DPx Gear HEST II Woodsman Fixed 3.15" Plain Stonewashed Niolox Blade, Hardwood Handles
5 out of 5
Backpacking Bushcrafter
Northern Sierras
Mar 03, 2018
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
The Niolox steel is fantastic, beautiful knife
I have 1095 steel knives and like them but I wanted to try a super steel and it is great . I’ve used the knife for everything during last couple of months and it hasn’t needed anything but stropping . Quality is great . I was concerned about size but I’ve found it does everything I want except cut down a tree.
DPx Gear HEST II Woodsman Fixed 3.15" Plain Stonewashed Niolox Blade, Hardwood Handles
5 out of 5
Apr 03, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I freakin LOVE this knife
The toughest, if not, handiest damn knife I've ever owned. I literally never leave the house without it. Stonewash finish on the blade is beautiful, and the edge retention is incredible. Came with a VERY nice Italian leather sheath, and a couple stickers, cuz, c'mon man, who doesn't like stickers? Knife fits comfortably in hand (I don't have big beefy hands, but not small either) whether you're holding it saber, hammer, or reverse (although, jimping on the back of the pommel would have been nice). I would absolutely trust this knife if I got stuck in a shitty situation and needed it for survival.All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with it. Hats off to DPx for a freakin AWESOME knife!


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