DPx Gear Introduces A Lighter, Smaller, Stronger American-Made EDC Knife

DPx Gear HEST/F Urban G10 Knife
DPx Gear HEST/F Urban G10 Knife

San Diego, CA – -(AmmoLand.com)- DPx Gear has released its new classic folder; the smaller, stronger, American made HEST/F Urban G10 in OD Green. The Urban reduces size and weight, compared to its larger, Italian-made bigger brother HEST/F 2.0, while increasing strength. That’s not something you hear much these days.

DPx Gear HEST/F Urban G10 Knife

Buy Online Two OrangeDesigned by Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear and made by Southern Grind in Atlanta, GA, the DPx HEST/F Urban is the last pocket knife you'll need for every day carry. Small, light and feature-packed, it’s just as at home in your jeans as it is in the tackle box. An heirloom quality piece of US craftsmanship that can be passed down generations with the support of a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty that DPx Gear customers deserve.

Designer Robert Young Pelton is not just known for surviving wars, he is also an award winning designer, having earned recognition for his knife designs and has secured over a dozen patents licensed to DPx Gear.

When Pelton was challenged with creating a smaller EDC version of the legendary hard use DPx HEST/F 2.0, the results were impressive. The HEST 2.0 features a thicker (.19″ vs the Urban’s .16″ thickness), longer (the 2.0 is 3.15” long vs the Urban’s 2.9”) blade but shares the same frame thickness with its smaller brother, the Urban. Weight has been reduced by an ounce and half (4.9 oz vs 3.55 oz) yet the usable blade edge is only about a quarter on an inch less.

The Urban G10 materials make familiar and liberal use of DPx hallmarks like Grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V alpha-beta titanium alloy for the lock bar frame side. To lighten the G10 version we use the rough grip phenolic epoxy resin to make a lighter, smaller but actually tougher when thicknesses to length is tested.

In keeping with only using American-made materials, the blade steel is CPM 154. Crucible Particle Metallurgy makes steels specifically for hard use knives. CPM 154 is a powdered steel compacted into shape, creating a perfect mixture made up of extremely fine particles. This gives the final DPx steel a flawless finish with better corrosion resistance and edge retention.

The finish of a DPx Gear knife is flawless. The Urban G10 in Olive Drab features a rough finish G10 frame side and a stone washed raw Ti side. The hardware is 440 Stainless and the high sabre grind blade is our new Ghost Grey matte finish PVD.

A made in America, hard use EDC folding knife that looks good, feels greats and lasts a lifetime.

Product Specifications

  • MSRP: $350 (LESS $$ ONLINE)
  • SKU: DPHSF060
  • Blade Length: 2.9” / 73.66 mm
  • Blade Steel: CPM 154
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16” / 4.06 mm
  • Blade Finish: Ghost Grey matte PVD
  • Overall Length: 6.7” / 170.18 mm
  • Closed Length: 4.33” / 110 mm
  • Handle: Stonewashed 6Al4v Titanium and G10
  • Patents: www.dpxgear.com/patents

DPx Gear Inc.About DPx Gear

Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

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Conrad
Conrad
1 year ago

I’m sorry, but it is uninformed, and lacking experience to champion cheap knives, as though $350 is too much for a working knife. If I buy junk and it lasts for 6 months to a year and I simply celebrate that I can buy a bunch more and enjoy the same experience over and over again – well, that’s just nuts. Is no one interested in quality(?) longevity(?), or performance? Have the Millennials, Snowflakes, and Xers fallen into such depravity(?) that these opinions would be considered normative? Granted, only 5 to 10 percent of knife buyers really use a knife… Read more »

The Green Watch Dog
The Green Watch Dog
1 year ago

The craftsmanship is spot on. Plus product is American made.

James fass
James fass
1 year ago

Knife makers these days are crazy with All their super expensive pricing. You can blah blah blah about material and made in the U.S.A all you want. Simply not worth it. These knives are for people with more dollars than sense.

Slade Neilson
Slade Neilson
1 year ago

When you can get a buck 110 for 30 I have a hard time justifying the price to myself. It’s just my opinion though

Soba Czaar
Soba Czaar
1 year ago

$350 MSRP!?
Ridiculous for EDC that’s meant to be used hard.
You can buy a gun at that price and hold it’s value way longer.

Marvin Hoveiler
Marvin Hoveiler
1 year ago

Please subscribe me to your site

Tcfelty
Tcfelty
1 year ago

I’m a lover of blades and I’ve carried one for 50 years now. But MSRP of 350 dollars !! Come on now. I’m also a lover of American made but why would I want to pay around 300 for this when a just as good Kershaw cost 250-300 less and does the same thing. I love a good knife but I’ll keep my hard earn money as well.