Drawing on his experience in dozens of dangerous environments and harsh field conditions, Robert Young Pelton developed the H.E.S.T. (Hostile Environment Survival Tool) to be a reliable everyday carry fixed blade for operators and adventurers alike.
The DPx HEST Original fixed blade is manufactured in the United States by Rowen. It features an “over-built” blade crafted from high carbon 1095 steel, hardened to a 57-58 Rockwell hardness. Every aspect of the DPx HEST has been thoroughly thought out, from its balance, lashing points, thumb control, wire breaker and even the ability to remove the hollow Micarta handles using its brass screws for use as a neck knife.
This model has an black coated 1095 steel blade with a plain cutting edge and a canvas Micarta handle.
Perfect for camping, for everything from opening a beer bottle to whittling down some kindling or flipping bacon when you forget your spatula.
Everything about this blade is awesome. This is in my edc back pack and I take it when I go camping. Its got a built in bottle opener need I say more.
The one I got was when they brought production back to Rowen. Really enjoy it, though I mainly use it as a bottle opener. The blade is a bit stubby and short, so the geometry isn't really ideal for most cutting tasks versus my other options. Still quite enjoy the knife and the thought that went into it though.