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DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby RYP » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:02 pm

Burning up the knife forums. Under $200 bucks, coming this December before Christmas
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INITIAL CONCEPT / FINAL PRODUCT MAY CHANGE

Introducing the ESEE DPx H•E•S•T /F
Hostile Environment Survival Tool / Folding

For the first time the brutal, rugged feel and performance of the DPx HEST fixed blade has been engineered into a hard use frame lock folder. The D2 Tool Steel folder comes with a solid Titanium alloy frame, Rotoblock adjustment, removable glass breaker, a U.S. made Afghan Campaign colored woven lanyard along with a unique and collectible Mr DP adjustment and multi tool. After a global search the firm of Lion Steel was selected to manufacture this knife based on their long heritage of quality and award winning solid titanium folders. The DPx H•E•S•T folder is the collaboration of Robert Young Pelton, Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin. Based on Pelton's hard time in dangerous places, ESEE's commitment to customer satisfaction and Lion Steel's mastery of manufacturing and tolerances.

The DPx H•E•S•T Folder is designed and made for hard use in hostile conditions with the ESEE no questions asked, lifetime warranty to registered owners.


DELIVERY = December 2010
PRICE = Street price is expected to be under $200
RUN - 250 numbered and certified pieces (with special packaging) with concurrent filling of dealer pre-orders


SPECIFICATIONS

D2 Tool Steel Blade
Titanium Titanium 6Al4v GR.5 alloy frame
Patented Lion Steel Rotoblock G10 handle scale
Removable glass breaker (comes with replacement smooth head screw) with pivoting Lanyard attachment.
Special Mr DP Skull Tool adjustment wrench / multi-tool for adjusting RotoBlock, pivot and glass breaker removal tool.

INITIAL DIMENSIONS:
Handle thickness (without clip): .541”
Blade thickness (Max): .187”
Overall length (opened / without glass breaker): 7.625”
Closed length (without glass breaker): 4.38”
Handle Grip Area: 3.80”
Cutting Edge length: 3.10”
Titanium frame thickness: .140”
G10 thickness: .140”

The first 250 serialized pieces will ONLY be available through www.DPxGear.com web site for a limited time. Reservations for numbers will be announced in advance and subject to first come, first serve basis.

Please contact your local dealer to order your DPx HEST/F

Note: this is a rendered photo. Final production finish may change slightly from this photo.
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby smcclown » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:11 am

Looks great RYP! Can't wait to get my hands on one.
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby Chimborazo » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:06 am

A thing of beauty. Hopefully ready in time for my and Cold's birthday!
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby RYP » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:22 am

why are you two sharing one knife??
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby Chimborazo » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:30 am

No, but we do share a birthday (although I would gladly share a knife with him).
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby coldharvest » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:04 am

Chimborazo wrote:No, but we do share a birthday (although I would gladly share a knife with him).

That's lovely and I would do the same.
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:45 pm

Looks sweet - ontario knife always makes quality stuff


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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby RYP » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:57 pm

In my opinion Ontario makes mass production crap. Thats why they dont' make a certain manufacturer's knife. They went out and trademarked "RAT" after boys walked due to quality problems. Ontario has nothing to do with this venture.


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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:37 pm

RYP wrote:In my opinion Ontario makes mass production crap. Thats why they dont' make a certain manufacturer's knife. They went out and trademarked "RAT" after boys walked due to quality problems. Ontario has nothing to do with this venture.


No shit - I like Ontario stuff

Who is manufacturing this one?

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Postby roach coach » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:06 pm

Looks great! I just need to find an good excuse for a new folding knife,
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby Monsieur » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:06 pm

JamesInTheWorld wrote:
RYP wrote:In my opinion Ontario makes mass production crap. Thats why they dont' make a certain manufacturer's knife. They went out and trademarked "RAT" after boys walked due to quality problems. Ontario has nothing to do with this venture.


No shit - I like Ontario stuff

Who is manufacturing this one?

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You gotta love that quote from RYP!!! :D

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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby RYP » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:23 pm

Lion Steel won Most Innovative Knife in the foreign category at the 2010 Blade show with their $450 folder. This knife is actually better and is half that price and giving folks more features. I used to be a product designer. I make shit work hard for customer's money :)
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby Moosehead » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:17 am

RYP, is this simply a folding version of HEST? Are there differences in the steel, or the blade design in general? Who is this one aimed at versus the fixed blade version? Also, how did you choose that locking system for the blade?

Looks like a hardy design, judging from the photo.
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby coldharvest » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:35 am

RYP wrote:Lion Steel won Most Innovative Knife in the foreign category at the 2010 Blade show with their $450 folder. This knife is actually better and is half that price and giving folks more features. I used to be a product designer. I make shit work hard for customer's money :)

You need to make DP everything.....packs, rifles, condoms, beer, ice cream, rub on tattoos, spatulas.....the whole smear.
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Re: DPx Gear H•E•S•T/F FOLDER

Postby RYP » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:21 pm

no Moosehead, this is a radically different folder. The blade is D2 tool steel which is extremely hard but would be too brittle in a large fixed blade. The frame is a titanium alloy that is very light and strong but too soft for a cutting edge (although we are working on a new titanium from Japan for a special "covert" non ferrous version of the HEST fixed. . The Roto block allows the user to actually lock the blade in fixed position which essentially provides the exact same size as the fixed HEST but in a lighter, stronger, sharper package. You will be allowed to adjust the friction of the very large axle for the blade and best of all you get all the size, strength and quality of a $350 - 1200 knife for under $200 bucks.
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