DPx Gear is the brain child of author/adventurer Robert Young Pelton. DPx stands for “Dangerous Places extreme” and the company focuses on heavily built knives built to high tolerances by Italian manufacturer LionSteel.
DPx Gear Knife Reviews
What follows is our collection of reviews on DPx Gear products to date. Enjoy.
- DPx Gear HEFT 4 Assault Review
Robert Young Pelton is a journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker with a reputation as an adventurer with an uncanny ability to enter into violent and deadly areas of the world return with a stunning story. Pelt ... continue reading
- DPx Gear HEAT/F Review
It has been a long time since I have examined a DPx Gear product. You may recall a review done on the HEST back in 2012. This was DPx's first effort, and is the knife that put them on the map. The HEST is a solid tool ... continue reading
- DPx Aculus Review
The first time I noticed a gear company use the words “executive protection,” I was browsing the Goruck website. I was in the market for a backpack (my Jansport had succumbed to a combination of heat, dirt, and h ... continue reading
- DPx HEST 2.0 Review
Last Updated: 10/16/2015 A hard use frame lock with multi-tool capabilities, the DPx HEST is a unique offering from a small company with an interesting pedigree. The HEST is designed by journalist Robert Young Pelton ... continue reading
More on DPx Gear
Founded in 2010, DPx Gear is unapologetically intense, brings a fresh perspective to knife design, and is not afraid to try new things. The knives are designed with “hostile environments” in mind and many of their knives have multi-tool functionality. Although they are a little heavy handed with their marketing, I like how DPx is not afraid to think outside the box, and attempt to innovate on a tool as old as mankind itself. I also like how they have chosen the path of quality over quantity, and have worked with LionSteel to bring high end offerings to the market featuring premium materials and excellent fit and finish.