Want one of adventurer and author – ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Places’ – Robert Young Pelton’s DPx Gear Knives?

Knife#1 – DPx HEFT 4 Woodsman – DPx Gear.com price: $212.50

PLEDGE MADE – NO LONGER AVAILABLE: Knife#1 – ‘DPx Gear redefined the term “survival knife” with the DPx H•E•S•T. Now the Hostile Environment Field Tool takes our survival concept bigger, harder and longer.

The DPx HEST has a stouter, bolder, four inch brother in 0.19” thick patented German Lohmann Niolox 1.4153.03 stainless, high-performance blade steel cryo-hardened to 61 HRC. This trusted companion deep in the woods delivers more punch in an open use environment or where the pry bar and concealed use of the HEST is not as critical.’ dpgear.com

We have three DPx Gear knives on offer, with huge thanks to one of our River Gambia Expedition sponsors and collaborator’s, Robert Young Pelton : ‘film-maker, journalist, adventurer and geopolitical pundit‘. RYP has made numerous expeditions and covered most of the world’s conflicts for the past 20 years. Founder of DPx Gear – ‘equipment for hostile and deadly environments’ – and author of ‘The Worlds Most Dangerous Places‘ and ‘Come Back Alive‘, and ‘Licensed to Kill – Hired Guns and the War on Terror’.

Knife#2 – DPx HEST Original = DPx Gear.com price: $123.75

Knife#2 – ‘The DPx H•E•S•T or Hostile Environment Survival Tool™ is the knife that started it all… the original, brutal-use everyday carry fixed survival blade. Made in America, used worldwide.

The DPx HEST Original changed the way professionals think of a survival blade. It had to be with you to be useful, and it couldn’t fail when deployed. The HEST features an “over built” blade crafted from high-carbon 1095 hardened and tempered steel that delivers a 57-58 Rockwell hardness. A material that stands up to abuse and still takes quick strops in the field.’ dpgear.com

Knife#3 – DPx HEST/F 2.0 Olive Drab – DPx Gear.com price: $218.75

PLEDGE MADE – NO LONGER AVAILABLE Knife#3 – ‘The DPx HEST/F(folding) 2.0 is a German D2 tool steel folder mated to a U.S. made titanium alloy frame with a durable American G10 scale assembled by the crafstmen at LionSTEEL(R) in Northern Italy. The HEST/F was developed as the direct folding version of the HEST fixed blade knife and was dubbed the 2.0 because there were a number of significant modifications made to the original design of this brutal use folder. The goal was to increase strength without adding weight and to directly address concerns about ease of opening, strength of lockup and usability.’ dpgear.com

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In order to qualify for one of the above hand-made, precision, knives then here’s what you need to do – and, because we only have three, you need to be quick off the mark – strictly, first come, first served! To secure your choice of knife, you will need to pledge a certain *amount (details below) to our Kickstarter campaign – initially, by emailing helen.jones@floriophoto.com with your choice and promise to pledge.

PLUS, along with each knife, included in the stated pledge amount, will be a limited edition, signed, fine art photography print from River Gambia Expedition co-leader, and award-winning photographer, Jason Florio - from a series he will take whilst in the forthcoming journey.

*All the knives are below the manufacturer’s – DPx Gear – recommended retail price and the 8×10″ prints are usually a minimum of a $100 pledge on Kickstarter – basically, it’s a great deal!

  • Knife#1 -DPx Gear HEFT 4 Woodsman + 8 x 10″ River Gambia Expedition print – Amount to be pledged to Kickstarter: $150.00 – UPDATE: Oct 1st – pledged for – no longer available. Sorry!
  • Knife#2 – DPx HEST Original + 8 x 10″ River Gambia Expedition print – Amount to be pledged to Kickstarter: $120.00
  • Knife#3 – DPx HEST/F 2.0 Olive Drab + 8 x 10″ River Gambia Expedition print – Amount to be pledged to Kickstarter: $150.00 UPDATE: Oct 1st – pledged for – no longer available. Sorry!

We found many, and varied uses, for our DPx Original Hest Knife whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush’ expedition in 2009,The Gambia, West Africa. Image © Jason Florio

Again, please email helen.jones@floriophoto.com with your choice of knife and then we’ll send you instructions on how to make your pledge to secure that choice. The sooner you make your pledge, the more chance you will have of getting on of the above knives.

PLEASE NOTE: due to shipping restrictions, this offer is ONLY available to residents, or citizens, within the USA. Sorry, to those of you outside the USA :(

Here are just a few of Jason Florio’s fine art photography prints, which were available for our donors to choose from, from our 2009 expedition – ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’

Ok…get your skates on!

Good luck!

Jason & Helen – The Florios

Gambian woman waits for the ferry to cross the River Gambia, in the village of Karantaba, The Gambia, West Africa – Image © Jason Florio

‘Silafando’ – portraits of village chiefs and elders © Jason Florio L-R: Landing Jammeh & Julu Sanyang, The Gambia, West Africa

Fisherman on the River Gambia, at Dusk – Image © Jason Florio 2009

‘Boys playing on boat’ Gambia River, in the village of Tendaba, The Gambia, West Africa . Image © Jason Florio

Click on image to view – Jason Florio talks about the River Gambia Expedition

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