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Now Shipping: DPx Gear’s Newest EDC Knife


In 2015, DPx Gear used Kickstarter to fund the DPx HEST/F Project. The intention was to offer a knife that was completely American-made. The goal for the project was $15,000. Knife enthusiasts made project blow up in excess of $100,000.

The production version the of the DPx HEST/F Urban Ti is now shipping. The first 300 numbered units started shipping yesterday. When we last checked, there were 61 numbered knives left. And, we may have an idea of who's getting number 223.

1 Urban Framelock


  • American 6Al4v Titanium Frame. A twice-machined frame made of aerospace quality, American 6Al4v titanium alloy in a grey bead blast finish.
  • CPM S35-VN Stainless Steel Blade. A U.S. made and formulated martensitic blade steel also in a polished and stonewashed finish in a high sword grind.
  • Bearing Pivot. Stainless steel caged bearing pivot hardware for rapid deployment and effortless opening and closing.
  • DPx Gear Patented Blade Notch. Designed to allow the knife to open faster than an automatic and to the rear of the holder. This feature does double duty as a cap lifter.
  • Integral ¼” Hex Drive. An ideal way to use use drives and tools with our built in hex drive.
  • DPx Gear Patented Tri-Gauge Wire Strippers. Jimping designed for use as wire strippers in the exact size of household gauge, auto and even timer wires (for blasting or electronics).
  • Frame Lock. The US-invented frame lock with 440C stainless steel insert.
  • Glass Breaker. The DPx HEST/F Urban has a tungsten carbide glass breaker. A potentially lifesaving tool in the event of an auto accident or fire.
  • Reversible, Deep Carry Heat Treated Titanium Alloy Pocket Clip. The deep carry clip ensures a low safe unobtrusive carry. The titanium alloy clip is fully reversible.


Weight:  3.35 ounces
Blade Length:  2.9″
Type:  Folding
Steel:  CPM S35-VN
Blade Coating:  Uncoated, stonewashed
Blade Thickness:  0.16″
Handle Color/Finish:  Bead blasted grey
Handle Material:  6Al4v Titanium
Glass Breaker:  Threaded replaceable, tungsten carbide
Overall Length:  6.7″
Dimensions Closed:  3.875” long by .5” thick by 1” high
Rockwell Hardness:  61 HRC
Configuration:  Right-handed, reversible clip
UPC: 852238006275
Country of Origin: USA
MSRP: $468.75 $375



“We have worked long and hard to design and build an all-American pocket folder,” said DPx Gear owner Robert Young Pelton. “We are thrilled to find a manufacturing partner in Southern Grind, American craftsmen who share our vision and constantly exceed our expectations.”

The DPx HEST/F Urban “Ti” hits the booming EDC market with a compact, no compromise urban tool. The knife features a 3” inch sword grind blade crafted from CPM S35VN steel, DPx Gear’s patented quick open feature, a reversible, deep carry, titanium pocket clip, a stainless steel lock bar insert, a tungsten carbide glass breaker, wire stripper jimping, and an overall strength that is proportionally stronger than the Urban’s famous bigger brother: the DPx HEST/F 2.0 hard use folding knife.

“Southern Grind is honored to be manufacturing high end, heavy use knives for DPx Gear.  We are selective in who we partner with and when you see the new DPx Gear HEST/F Urban “Ti” you will understand why this was an easy decision,” said Southern Grind G.M. Jeff Beatty.

Pelton has been awarded over two dozen U.S. and European patents for his designs and inventions. Once a new knife design goes into production, it is commemorated with a short collectible run. “As a tradition we make a few hundred, numbered first run sets,” says Lisa Pelton, co-owner of DPx Gear, “and they go very quickly.”

To order the DPx Gear HEST/F Urban, go HERE.


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