The DPx H•E•S•T or Hostile Environment Survival Tool™ is the knife that started it all...the original, brutal-use everyday carry fixed survival blade. Made in America, used worldwide. DPx is now returning the knife to its original manufacturer, Shon Rowen and Micro Tool.
The DPx H•E•S•T Original changed the way professionals think of a survival blade. It had to be to be useful and it couldn’t fail when deployed. The H•E•S•T concept was created by adventurer and DPx Gear founder Robert Young Pelton who applied his time in three dozen conflicts and adventures through more than 120 countries to come up with the perfect balance of concealability, utility and fail-safe operation in an innovative blade.
The H•E•S•T features a 0.19” (5mm) blade crafted from high carbon 1095 spring steel with the famous Rowen heat treatment that results in a 57-58 Rockwell hardness. You will find every aspect of the H•E•S•T Original thought out: the balance, lashing points, thumb control, wire breaker and even the ability to remove the hollow, Micarta® handles for use as a neck knife or field expedient tool.
The H•E•S•T comes with a KYDEX® sheath, paracord and cord lock, belt clip kit*, and handle removal washer.
Black textured powder coating
Blade is high carbon 1095 hardened and tempered steel with Rockwell
hardness of 57-58
Pry bar, lashing points, wire breaker, bottle opener/lifter/thumb control point
Green canvas Micarta scales with storage area
Designed to be used as a neck knife by removing scales
Black kydex sheath with optional belt clip*
Designed by Robert Young Pelton
Made in America by Shon Rowen in Idaho Falls, ID
*All runs of this knife manufactured prior to 2014 came with optional MOLLE
clips (shown below), all runs made in 2014 on come with the belt clip kit.