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In the March 2014 issue of Tactical Knives, Steven Dick set out to explain his own knife-testing process to inquisitive TK readers through his review of the DPx HEST/F Milspec folder. This portable folder not only helped Dick explain his field-testing methodology, but it also highlighted the 3-inch DPx Milspec folder’s rugged capabilities.
The HEST series of folders has built a reputation for being strong, portable designs that are prefect for everyday carry. According to Dick, “All of these HEST folders are certainly tough-as-nails field knives, and they are small enough to keep you out of trouble most places with blade-length restrictions.” Dick also noted several HEST characteristics present in the Milspec folder that make it a worthy addition to the series. “The wide blade keeps the edge geometry reasonably good for such a short, heavy knife,” noted Dick. “A close examination of the cutting edge will show that there is no flat area; it gently curves all the way from the heel to the point.”
In his review, Dick put the DPx Milspec folder though a series of field tests that tasked the Milspec with clearing tangled brush from farm equipment and, in a task that puts the “everyday” in everyday carry, even tested the knife design’s bottle-opener notch.
For the full review, check out the March 2014 issue of Tactical Knives, available on newsstands and digitally November 19, 2013. To subscribe, go to https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/subscribe/.