DPx Gear HEST Original by Rowen Fixed Blade, Green Micarta Handles - DPHSX101


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Part #: RPDPHSX101 | DPx Gear
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RPDPHSX101: DPx HEST Original by Rowen

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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 HEST Original changed the way professionals think of a survival blade. It had to be with you to be useful, and it couldn't fail when deployed. The HEST features an "over built" blade crafted from high-carbon 1095 hardened and tempered steel that delivers a 57-58 Rockwell hardness. A material that stands up to abuse and still takes quick strops in the field.

The HEST concept was created by adventurer 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. You will find every aspect of the DPx HEST 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. The H•E•S•T comes with a KYDEX sheath, paracord and cord lock, belt clip kit, handle removal washer, pry bar, brass screws, and a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty that customers have come to expect from DPx Gear. Patent Pending.


  • Black textured powder coating 
  • Blade is high carbon 1095 hardened and tempered steel with Rockwell hardness of 57-58
  • Brass hardware 
  • 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
  • Lifetime warranty


  • Blade Length: 3.13" (79 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.63" (194 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19" (5 mm)
  • Blade Steel: High Carbon 1095
  • Rockwell Hardness: 57-58
  • Style: Original
  • Type: Fixed
  • Blade Edge: Smooth
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Handle Color: Olive Drab
  • Weight: 4.40 oz. (125 g)
  • Made in USA by Rowen

UPC Code: 857171003282

Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
DPx Gear HEST Original by Rowen Fixed Blade, Green Micarta Handlesrated 4.857 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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DPx Gear HEST Original by Rowen Fixed Blade, Green Micarta Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Bob G
Jun 04, 2018
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: None
Solid knife that feels great in my hand. It hits a sweet spot: not too big, yet able to do serious work. It's a keeper!
DPx Gear HEST Original by Rowen Fixed Blade, Green Micarta Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Didier Martinet
Feb 16, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
Very good knife and incredibly strong.
DPx Gear HEST Original by Rowen Fixed Blade, Green Micarta Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Bob M
Sep 23, 2014
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Dpx customer for life
I use this as my edc knife. Its perfect size for belt carry, I did buy another sheath from Dpx for mine as mine had the DeSantis sheath which I didn't like (personal preference). The knife holds a edge well, and has made me a Dpx fan for sure. I'm soon to order another Dpx as soon as I decide which one I want! (Another great point, Dpx has extra micarta handles and better sheath's that can be ordered cheap and the customer service they provide is superb)
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