DPx Gear HEST II Assault Stonewashed Fixed 3.15" Plain Niolox Blade, Black G10 Handles - DPHSX050
RPDPHSX050: DPx HEST II Assault, Stonewashed
The craftsmen at LionSTEEL in Maniago, Northern Italy, manufacture the DPx H•E•S•T II Assault 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. German Uddeholm Niolox is a niobium-enhanced stainless tool steel (61HRC) is the ultimate combination of cutting tooth, strength and durability. The blade of your knife has the Titanium Carbo-Nitride (TiCN) PVD coating of the Assault model that's then been stonewashed like the Woodsman to give you that broken-in look that wears very well.
The DPx Gear Hostile Environment Survival Tool (HEST) II is a short run, high end version of the DPX HEST Original. The HEST II is made with Niolox steel which delivers a harder, more granular cutting edge without the chipping or problems normally associated with very hard tool steels. The black G10 scales on the HEST II are thick providing more storage area and a meatier grip. DPx created a beautiful matching sheath in either cordura tactical or hand made leather.
Because they see this a "ranch carry" or military product they changed the pry bar to accommodate gloves by softening the angle. DPx 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 blade is 0.187" (4.8 mm) 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. DPx removed a lashing point in the pommel because they found it unnecessary, and they 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 other 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 tool steel with 61 Rockwell hardness
- TiCN PVD-coated then stonewashed finish
- American-made black G10 handle scales
- CORDURA sheath with utility pocket
- 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 Tool Steel 61HRC
- Overall Length: 7.63" (194 mm)
- Weight: 5.4 oz
- Handle Material: Hollow G10
- Sheath Material: Black Cordura with Kydex Insert
- Designed by Robert Young Pelton
- Hand-made by Lion Steel in Maniago, Northern Italy