The DPx Gear Hostile Environment Field Tool (HEFT) is designed and built for hard work. Whether that means a military mission, skinning a moose, building a shelter or carrying it on your next overseas adventure, the full-tang HEFT 4 is a tried-and-tested workhorse. The knife was designed by Robert Young Pelton and Tommaso Rumiciand and handmade by LionSTEEL in Northern Italy.
The HEFT 4 Assault features patented German Lohmann Niolox 1.4153.03 stainless, high-performance blade steel cryo-hardened to 61 HRC.
The blade is 0.190" thick and features three sizes of wire strippers that serve as jimping. There's a lanyard hole and lashing points, and an integrated striker and pry bar on the pommel.
The HEFT 4 is expertly balanced for hours of hard use without causing blisters, hot spots, or bruising. The handle is hollow and designed to store things like survival materials such as fire starter and water-purification tablets. The scales are secured with two hybrid slotted/Allen screws.
The Assault version is a low-profile, super-durable combatives tool. Its PVD black-coated blade has a very low visual signature, making it an excellent choice for law enforcement and military use. The PVD coating also provides wear resistant and surface protection, increasing the life of the blade. The contoured handles are black American G10 scales. The knife weighs 7.1 oz. and comes with a well thought out CORDURA sheath which can be configured for right or left hand carry.
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