DPx Gear HEST/F Limited Edition Folder Mr. DP Niolox 3.1" Blade, G10 and Titanium Handles - DPHSF121
Mr. DP is Robert Young Pelton’s logo/mascot...how fitting that he would get his own knife. This is the second Mr DP limited edition to be released, and it features the mascot on the blade as well as embossed into the handle. This knife puts the fun in functional!
This is a well made and well engineered folding pocketknife that will serve you well and last decades if not generations. The KnifeCenter likes the DPx products in general and this folder in particular. Each knife is numbered xxx/250 so you will know which one you received. The Niolox steel is well thought of in the knife collector community with a high wear resistance and sharpenability. The handle material is G10 - a common and effective material for its lightness and toughness, and titanium for the locking side. This is a common handle configuration in the knife industry and it really gives a great combination of utility and strength of lock. The titanium side of the handle has a piece that literally flexes over towards the blade so that, in the open position, it rests against the base of the blade locking it open. Simply moving it out of the way with your thumb allows the blade to close. It is a very strong lock when open and very easy to release to close. The pocket clip is designed for deep pocket carry. There is a pointed tungsten carbide glass breaking piece at the tail end of the handle as well. All in all, this is a real classic that you should consider adding to your collection or your pocket!
Here's some more information from DPx Gear:
Our founder and owner created Mr. DP as a logo and symbol that he could hand out at military check points and rebel camps. The laughing skull is famous from Afghanistan to Zanzibar as evidence that RYP has been there. It is also the mascot of a very famous Special Forces ODA that toppled the taliban, it is found tattooed on adventurers, and now its on the knife that RYP invented and patented. When the DPx HEST/F first came out, a number of them were made in the "Mr. DP" configuration which quickly sold out.
Now the style is back in the 2.0 configuration. The Blade is Niolox, a stainless steel that is TiCN PVD coated then laser engraved to bring out the image of Mr DP. On the G10 side of the frame (the HEST/F has no scales, only two frame parts of G10 Polymer and Titanium Alloy) we have used the CNC to engrave Mr. DP's glasses into the professional grade texture of the black American made G10.
The Titanium alloy frame side is stonewashed, the screw sets are 7/64 standard hex, and the glass breaker is tungsten carbide.
Information from DPx Gear
- German Niolox® steel blade with 60 HRC
- Black TiCN PVD coated blade with laser engraved Mr. DP pattern
- Stonewashed combat style pocket clip with Mr. DP logo
- Single-spoke RotoBlock design for ease of use
- All screws standardized U.S. size
- Tungsten carbide glass breaker
- Hex driver
- Stonewashed finish 6Al4V Grade 5 titanium alloy frame lock
- American-made G10 handle scale with custom Mr. DP CnC pattern
- Unique wire strippers jimping and hard lashing points
- Thumb grip/bottle opener/quick open feature
- Patents Pending
- Blade Length: 3.10"
- Blade Thickness: 0.19"
- Handle Color: Black
- Handle Material: G10
- Overall Length: 7.63"
- Rockwell Hardness: 60
- Configuration: Right-handed
- Weight: 4.15 oz.
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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