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Why all the DPX HEST's for sale?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by longbow, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. longbow

    longbow Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 1999
    Ok lots of folks grabbing these and then selling them as fast as they get them and not for a profit it seems. What gives with these knives? thanks and keepem sharp
     
  2. MORIMOTOM

    MORIMOTOM

    Oct 29, 2005
    any time a heavily hyped knife enters the market, lots of people preorder and ultimately decide its not for them.
     
  3. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    I can't speak everyone selling them but I will say there was a lot of problems regarding tip and alignment, let alone the CS.. a better question would be why would anyone buy them?:eek:
     
  4. -Lucky-

    -Lucky- Gold Member Gold Member

    780
    May 11, 2010
    This. Over promise, under deliver.
     
  5. Apec

    Apec

    Oct 30, 2007
    I think those were the LE runs that had the issue. The most recent ones up for sale are the plain jane HEST/Fs.
     
  6. CrimsonTideShooter

    CrimsonTideShooter

    Oct 23, 2010
    Is he even talking about the folder?
     
  7. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003
    yes he's talking about the folder.
     
  8. longbow

    longbow Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 1999
    Yep folder. keepem sharp
     
  9. HandofCod

    HandofCod

    Feb 27, 2010
    I've not been into the knife scene for very long but this the first folder I've seen where the manufacturer asked customers to send it back to them once the customer received it.

    I've also seen problems with lock up posted which IMO is worse than the proud tip issues.
     
  10. Noctis3880

    Noctis3880 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    From what I saw in one sale thread, one knife sent in for warranty repair came back worse with a ding in the coating, a badly scratched up pivot, and lots of blade play. Sounds like something that would make the early Striders look perfect by comparison.
     
  11. steveg30

    steveg30 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    Well I just bought a second one . I love mine everything about it seems just right . lock up A+ Blade A+ Size A+ . New Graham knives is selling new ones for 145.00 most other place's are sticking it to people for 174.99 and the people on ebay are a joke trying to get 200.00 or more for them. I think its a very nice knife and a good EDC .Had A zt0551 and sold it and keep the hest .
     
  12. CrimsonTideShooter

    CrimsonTideShooter

    Oct 23, 2010
    If I could get my hands on one without flaws I'm betting I'll like it more than the 551 also. I guess if I do get one then the market will have 2 more 551s floating around. ;)


     
  13. steveg30

    steveg30 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    I would love a 0550 if we ever see them ?
     
  14. Noctis3880

    Noctis3880 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    I don't get it. The 0551 doesn't have as thick a blade so it slices better and the steel easily has better edge retention(and tougher, and more stainless). I don't see the appeal.
     
  15. Tony8179

    Tony8179

    Feb 20, 2008
    Nor do I.
     
  16. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    +1

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  17. Noctis3880

    Noctis3880 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Aside from the stonewashed titanium, the only thing the HEST has going for it is that it would be more durable as a prybar. And while I suppose you could slam it into a bad guy's skull without much damage, penetration will suck. The wave opener seems kinda cool, though I don't believe the HEST folder is known for its smooth opening, so I would expect pockets to be more torn up than an Emerson.
     
  18. vwspdshp

    vwspdshp

    403
    Sep 20, 2008
    I also sold my 0551 and kept the HEST/F. Just more comfortable to me mostly, but I do like 1/4" hex lanyard hole and caplifter. I use those almost as much as the blade. Mine came perfect out of the box, and I'm very pleased with it even at the $175 I paid for it. My only issue is the clip. I broke it day one. Got a replacement quickly though, and a new clip design should be available soon.
     
  19. Brian1095

    Brian1095

    144
    May 22, 2010
    I must have gotten lucky with mine I got a regular production version from New Graham it is smooth opening with the wave and thumb stud it came sharp too. The only problem with mine is the edge is way to close to the spine when close I sliced my finger reaching in my pocket for it. The clip may be a little loose for some also but it doesn't bother me. All in all though I really like it, but then again I am kind of partial to blades that bite me. :D
     
  20. Noctis3880

    Noctis3880 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    You mean the blade stuck out the back of the handles when the knife is closed? Sounds like a serious issue to me.
     

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