HEST Folder - photos in hand

Discussion in 'DPx Hostile Environment Survival Tools' started by R.A.T., Nov 15, 2010.

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  1. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    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.
     
  2. EZ Bake

    EZ Bake

    Mar 5, 2009
    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?
     
  3. ikilledkenny

    ikilledkenny

    632
    Jun 13, 2009
    the all black one is a limited edition sterile one. the unclaimed limited edition knives will be going back on sale next week(iirc)
    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
     
  4. t-k-c

    t-k-c

    946
    Mar 14, 2009
    Looking good! Looking good!:thumbup:
     
  5. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell

    Apr 20, 2001
    Saaaaweeeetttttt!!!!!!!
     
  6. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell

    Apr 20, 2001
    Which version will the left-handed models be? (hoping the green OD on the right!!!) :)

    [​IMG]
     
  7. ikilledkenny

    ikilledkenny

    632
    Jun 13, 2009
    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
     
  8. 2Dead

    2Dead

    Jul 30, 2009
    Looking good!!!
     
  9. blue_drummer

    blue_drummer

    505
    Apr 9, 2010
    I am glad I got the sterile version. I hope it ends up just like the picture in this thread.
     
  10. GLOCKCRAZZ

    GLOCKCRAZZ

    Jul 28, 2006
    very cool!!
     
  11. Heyday

    Heyday

    235
    May 3, 2009
    I like them better the more I see them. I can't wait to get mine.
     
  12. myright

    myright Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    This may be thte next folder I buy... I haven't bought a folder in quite some time.
     
  13. tricker

    tricker

    571
    Sep 14, 2007
    for the production i think they could get rid of one, or both the emblems
     
  14. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    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.
     
  15. RYP

    RYP

    820
    Jul 11, 2009
    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
     
  16. Buckeye67

    Buckeye67

    184
    Sep 28, 2007
    Can it please be December already? :p
     
  17. killstew

    killstew

    Nov 6, 2009
    Looks great! I am digging the black on black
     
  18. banana-clip

    banana-clip

    Jun 7, 2007
    Awesome knife!!!

    Looks great!!!
     
  19. riz_aaroni

    riz_aaroni Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2007
    The knife looks a lot better in hand than the renders. The size seems perfect and looks coolio.
     
  20. Sethrotull

    Sethrotull Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    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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