DPx Gear H.E.S.T. Original (Green Micarta Handle)
- Blade Length: 3.125 in.
- Overall Length: 7.625 in.
- Blade Material: 1095 Carbon steel
- Handle Material: Green Micarta
- Comes complete with a MOLLE compatible kydex sheath.
Black textured powder coating
Pry bar, lashing points, wire breaker, bottle opener/lifter/thumb control point
DeSantis KYDEX sheath with tension screw and MOLLE compatible “pull the dot” snaps
Made in America by Ontario Knife Company in Franklinville, NY
Great little utility knife. I have the folder, and I loved it so much I might as well buy the fixed version. My ONLY complaint is that the brass screws that hold the hollow handles are very soft metal. When using the supplied washer to remove the brass screws, it is VERY easy to strip the slot of screw head out. Be careful. I'm in the hunt to try and find replacement screws to have on hand if needed.
I did a lot of research on similar knives - Esee 3, Ontario RAT3, etc. and the deciding factors for me were: blade length, 1095 steel, micarta handle, the "pry bar", and the included Kydex Sheath.
Yes the bottle opener is a little corny, but guess what; I used it last night to open some bottles!
The 3" blade to me is the perfect size for backpacking, camp food prep, "light" bushcraft like feathering wood, fishing applications, most household chores (including kitchen work), and if it came to it; self defense. Though the blade has the strength and could certainly handle it, probably not great for batoning more than a 2" diameter branch.