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The Hostile Environment Survival Tool™ is the knife that started it all ... the original, brutal-use everyday carry fixed survival blade. Made in America, and used worldwide. 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: the balance, lashing points, thumb control, wire breaker and even the ability to remove the hollow, Micarta handles for use as a neck knife or field expedient tool.

The H-E-S-T comes with a KYDEX® sheath, with optional belt clip.

Product Details


  • Textured powder coating 
  • Blade is high carbon 1095 hardened and tempered steel with Rockwell hardness of 57-58
  • Brass hardware 
  • Pry bar, lashing points, wire breaker, bottle opener/lifter/thumb control point 
  • Green canvas Micarta scales with storage area 
  • 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


  • Weight.. 4.40oz / 125g
  • Style.. Original
  • Type.. Fixed
  • Steel Type.. High Carbon 1095
  • Blade Length.. 3.13" / 79 mm
  • Blade Thickness.. 0.19" / 5 mm
  • Handle Color.. Olive Drab
  • Handle Material.. Micarta
  • Overall Length.. 7.63" / 194 mm
  • Rockwell Hardness.. 57-58
  • Configuration.. Right/Left-Handed