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DPx HEST Original CastleGate Custom "Bismark"

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CastleGate Custom DPx HEST Original "The Bismark"

The Bismark is a limited production run of 20  DPx HEST Original models designed by Robert Young Pelton and expertly customized by CastleGate.  The Bismark is one of four unique collaborations in this series.

The Bismark features CastleGate's exclusive Battleship Gray textured power coat applied by Shon Rowen and our own hand-sculpted G10 handle in complementary black and Battleship Gray with custom hardware.  Each handle pattern is unique, but all the same colors.  

This knife is an excellent choice for both the adventure and collector alike.


About the DPx H•E•S•T Original

The DPx H•E•S•T Original changed the way professionals think of a survival blade. It had to be to be useful and it couldn’t fail when deployed. The H•E•S•T concept was created by adventurer and DPx Gear founder Robert Young Pelton who applied his time in three dozen conflicts and adventures through more than 120 countries to come up with the perfect balance of concealability, utility and fail-safe operation in an innovative blade.

The H•E•S•T features a 0.19” (5mm) blade crafted from high carbon 1095 spring steel with the famous Rowen heat treatment that results in a 57-58 Rockwell hardness. You will find every aspect of the H•E•S•T Original thought out: including the balance, lashing points, thumb control, and wire breaker.

The H•E•S•T comes with a KYDEX® sheath, paracord and cord lock, belt clip kit*, and handle removal washer. 


  • Blade is high carbon 1095 hardened and tempered steel with Rockwell hardness of 57-58
  • Custom hardware 
  • Pry bar, lashing points, wire breaker, bottle opener/lifter/thumb control point 
  • Designed to be used as a neck knife by removing scales
  • Black kydex sheath with optional belt clip*
  • Designed by Robert Young Pelton 
  • Made in America by Shon Rowen in Idaho Falls, ID
  • Lifetime warranty


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