Where there is no room for failure, choose DPX Gear

The DPx HEST™/F is an everyday-carry folding knife that can handle some of the toughest jobs you can throw at it. Designed by adventurer Robert Young Pelton and handmade by LionSTEEL® in Northern Italy, the knife is made with the most austere environments in mind. It’s a lightweight, super-rugged field tool that might just get you out of your next dangerous situation, wherever and whenever that may be.

The 3.67-inch blade is made of German D2 tool steel with a mil-spec phosphate coating. The steel has a Rockwell hardness of 60 and is known for its ability to maintain an edge and resist corrosion. The blade’s been polished and bead-blasted before coating and is easily sharpened using a whetstone or diamond sharpener. Please, NEVER use a grinder to sharpen any of our knives.

One side of the DPx HEST/F handle is scaled in American G10 polymer, an ultra-tough material that is unaffected by heat, humidity or freezing. Its high tensile strength and durability make it suitable for everything from electrical

equipment to rocket cases. It won’t melt (though it will char), it won’t conduct electricity, and it won’t absorb moisture.

The other side of the handle is one of the strongest titanium alloys on the market. The 6Al4V GR5 alloy-meaning 6% aluminum, 4% vanadium, Grade 5-is used in surgical implants, turbine blades, and military aircraft fuselages. It’s not the hardest material on earth, but it’s some of the hardest you’ll find in commercial knives.

The DPx HEST/F also features LionSTEEL’s patented RotoBlock®, which locks the blade in the open position. The RotoBlock enhances the knife’s safety and reliability, and essentially makes your knife into a fixed blade. It takes mere seconds to engage, and we suggest you engage it every time the knife is used.

The knife has a low-profile pocket clip on the titanium side and a removable glass breaker on the butt. There’s a hex driver in the handle, which can be used with the knife either open or closed, and three gauges of wire strippers on the back of the blade. The wire strippers also serve as jimping. A bottle opener/prying notch in front of the wire  strippers may be used as a lashing point.

The DPx HEST/F comes with the Mr. DP™ skull tool that is used to adjust the pivot tension and replace the glass breaker with a flat screw (flat screw also included with the knife). The tool has an edged side that can also be used as a knife.

DPx Gear fully guarantees the DPx HEST/F against manufacturer’s defects for as long as you live. We think the knife will be around longer than you will, but if you intentionally abuse the knife-throw it, hammer on it, squeeze it in a vice-you’ll void the guarantee and you’re on your own. Otherwise, give it hell, and tell us how it fared.

Gerber Back Paxe Axe

I think we’ve all been in situations where we were on a camp out or on a day hike and we had the need to use a little hatchet. Whether or not we need to cut up some kindling for a fire or clear off a trail and our Leatherman or our pocket knife just isn’t enough to do that. The Gerber Back Paxe Axe is perfect for these situations. The Gerber Back Paxe Axe is very well balanced, lightweight and compact. It also has a very comfortable feel in your hand when using it. At Lorsey.com we carry all of the Gerber knives, including the Gerber Back Paxe Axe and also the signature series odf tools by Bear Grylls. Check us out today.

Bear Grylls knows survival

He has to. You’ve seen him on TV and all of the situations he gets himself into. That’s why the folks at Gerber Gear have developed a partnership with him to create a line of Gerber knives and survival kits with the Bear Grylls endorsement. The Ultimate kit comes with everything you need and hope to never have to.

Get out the honey do list

I’ve been away form home for over three weeks. I can only imagine how long my honey do list is. Well it’s a good thing I own a handy Skeletool from Leatherman Tools. These multi-tools are so handy for just about every task you can imagine.  At Lorsey.com we have a great selection of Gerber Gear tools and Leatherman tools.

Bear Grylls Parang Machete by Gerber

The Parang Machete comes with a nylon sheath. It’s got a nylon outside and a plastic liner inside. Inside the packaging a pocket survival guide is included. The Parang Machete has an angled blade which is ideal for cutting brush or tree limbs. It has a robust high carbon steel blade which enhances strength, corrosion resistance and ease to sharpen. Please check out all of the Bear Grylls tools by Gerber Gear and more Gerber knives at Lorsey.com

Leatherman Juice CS4

The Leatherman Juice is jam packed full of 16 different tools all in one small package. It is great to have with you while you are working outside, out in your boat fishing or just do-it-yourself projects around the house. There are lots of multi-tools out on the market but it all started with Leatherman. The swiss army knife is the original multi-tool but is based more on a pocket knife format where as the Leatherman tools are based on a pliers type format.

They call it “The Guppie”

Columbia River is proud to present “The Guppie”. The smallest multi-tool of it’s kind with so much to offer. The 2007 best buy of the year is sure to be your favorite new tool. It comes with a two inch carbon steel knife blade for cutting jobs, an adjustable wrench for small tasks. The Guppie travels with four screw bits, two flat head and two phillips head. Compare the Guppie to other multi-tools offered by Gerber knives or Leatherman.

Handyman, the handyman can

That’s right.If you’re looking for that list of projects to get done then you need yourself a handyman. If you’re like me you’ve got your own list of things that need to get done. Are you a handyman or do you prefer to stand back and watch somebody else to the work? Time is valuable and sometimes it’s just worth it just to pay somebody else.  Most professional handyman already have a van of common replacement parts and leatherman tools and such to get any job done and off of the “honey-do” list.

No soup for you

Whenever I look at this knife I can’t help but think about John Belushi’s Samurai character on SNL or even the soup Nazi on Seinfeld. I can close my eyes and picture them with this machete in their hand and just going nuts in the kitchen. The folks at Gerber knives partnered up with outdoor enthusiast Bear Grylls to brand a special line of Gerber knives such as the Parang machete. Grab a hold of it’s ergonomic rubber grip and just go nuts in your own jungle.