Robert Young Pelton DPX H.E.S.T. Xmas Glimpse

I have just received my HEST and I’m going to write a review in 2010…
Sometime in 2010 ! Not in january.
It’s obvious. How could I write any “opening the parcel” review on a tool which is made to live with ? I need to use it but also I need to edc it.
To EDC a knife means to get in osmosis with the design and start to wear and tear my pockets with only one knife. And osmosis got a long incubation for such a polyvalent tool. Especially when you know you gonna like it !

DPX HEST ROBERT YOUNG PELTON

First impressions out of the box ?
Wow this knife is/feels/looks solid.
This is a thick and sharp knife. Very sharp thanks to its geometry. It cuts bread better than many of my thinner blades. The HEST is deadly serious in its purpose: to be reliable even if you missuse it. There is no “gadget” feel in it. A good friend, reliable if you take care of it.

Ergos ?
Wow. The handle fits like a glove. The hand is encapsuled between the choil and the prybar. What’s more could I say ? This knife is screaming to be used. Not only used hard but also it’s screaming to be used cleverly. By giving you holes in the handle, skeleton option, pry bar, the conceptors of that knife are also opening a door for opportunities. As one of the rare multitools with no mobile parts the HEST looks like a great addition to your SAK… Hey you can open a beer with it and even the pry bar can be used as a flat screwdriver.

The beauty is in the eye of the beholder… but the HEST is very sexy. It’s a knife with a very strong character, and it’s a confidence builder. You need to desserve it, as, the clever you are, the better the Hest will perform.

DPX HEST ROBERT YOUNG PELTON

It’s very rare to find a short FB which is designed as a good EDC companion for adventures. It’s could be adventures in your backyard, in the woods, or in exotic far away places.
You feel like it’s made to carried with you all the time and to develop a “special” bond with you. So I guess it’s going to be my main FB for 2010.
The RC3 and the IZULA will be used by friends in Italy and France but the Riddle of The Hest need to be answered in a very personnal matter.
DPX HEST ROBERT YOUNG PELTON
The only thing I could say now is: I love it. I love the way it feels in the hand !
It’s thick, sharp,looks great and it’s a Rat Cutlery Knife made by Rowen ! Wow !

Nemo's HEST
This is mine stripped from its black coating. My Lemon HEST !

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7 Comments on “Robert Young Pelton DPX H.E.S.T. Xmas Glimpse

  1. hi.
    wondered if you are planning on posting your comments on the knife? it’s an amazing design, and no doubt it’s beautiful, but what are your thought after owning it for some time?
    did it live up to your expectations?

    it’s really a shame that it’s not longer available.
    thanks for your review!

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  2. Hi,

    I’m planning to write an update this summer after some more adventures with that great little FB.
    I was not aware it was no more available…

    Cheers
    Nemo

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  3. Hey, great looking knife, I have one on order…just wondered how you stripped off the powder coating. I know it’s meant to preserve the metal etc, but looks better without it…

    K

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  4. Pingback: Dirty jobs for a strong folder… « Nemo Knives Review

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