HEST Folder - photos in hand

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i haven't been following the hest folder threads but that middle one, the all-black no logo one, caught my eye. will that be widely available or it's one of the pre-order only, limited edition?

i'm not a folder guy so the only one i like is my spyderco military black blade. from those pics, i'm now seriously considering that all-black one to add to my edc rotation.
 

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Just out of curiosity, will the Pre-order Sterile models have the Limited Edition Skull Adjustment Tool (with brass-eye insert) or the regular Skull Adjustment Tool?
 
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i haven't been following the hest folder threads but that middle one, the all-black no logo one, caught my eye. will that be widely available or it's one of the pre-order only, limited edition?

i'm not a folder guy so the only one i like is my spyderco military black blade. from those pics, i'm now seriously considering that all-black one to add to my edc rotation.
the all black one is a limited edition sterile one. the unclaimed limited edition knives will be going back on sale next week(iirc)
Just out of curiosity, will the Pre-order Sterile models have the Limited Edition Skull Adjustment Tool (with brass-eye insert) or the regular Skull Adjustment Tool?

i'm pretty sure they sterile version will come with the limited edition skull tool(brass insert) since the sterile version is only available in limited edition
 
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Which version will the left-handed models be? (hoping the green OD on the right!!!) :)

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Which version will the left-handed models be? (hoping the green OD on the right!!!) :)

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it depends if you ordered the limited edition, or the production model. if you ordered a production model, it will be the top one. if you ordered a limited edition sterile version, it will be the 2nd one. If you ordered a limited edition mr. dp version, it will be the last one
 
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This may be thte next folder I buy... I haven't bought a folder in quite some time.
 

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If I'd have seen this before my payment request I wouldn't have given up my LE BUT I will be buying one of the regular production models now!!!
This knife looks AWESOME!!!!
Bravo to all those involved in it's creation.
Really excited to see what comes of the Izula folder.
 

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Some trivia.

I have been using a prototype of the DPx HEST/F for three weeks. Out here in the jungles of Burma it is constantly wet, dirty and sweaty. Some of the rebels have the DPx HEST fixed version and it has killed a lot of pigs and goats, done surgery and chopped a lot of wood.

The folder has been ground into sand, kept underwater, kept dirty and been used every day. I will post some knife porn when I get decent internet service.

Here are some answers.

- The folder is almost identical in size (other than the prybar) to the fixed blade.

- You should own both. The fixed for absolute abuse and field sharpening and the folder for razor quality cutting and edge retention

- The knife is scary fast out of the pocket...and it locks in place. This feature was not hyped but its a deal closer when you hold it in your hand. Very impressive in the real world too since a closed knife in a hostile environment is not that useful ;))

- There are a few more tweaks to this knife before pushing the button but I do need to tell folks that if they have not ordered in the next few days they will have to wait for the next run since we are essentially offering a custom ordered knife in the Mr DP, Sterile as well as left or right hand versions.

Once again the Production model is OD Green with a Milspec Phosphate coating. Available from ESEE dealers worldwide. Jeff and Mike are running enough knives to fill orders. The limited edition is only available at www.dpxgear.com and there are some going back up for sale on Monday.

I will be back in the jungle so you need to follow up with customer service at DPx Gear. To those who may have sent me emails. I am in the frigging jungle so I can't do much ;))) Anyone who contacts the site will get a response and we are trying to get everyone a knife.

best

RYP
 

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The knife looks a lot better in hand than the renders. The size seems perfect and looks coolio.
 

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Man the wait is getting tough. Those pics are great! Glad I've paid for the LE and on the list for a regular production too.
 
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