Upon meeting Jeremy Valdez, our definiton of “American hero” shifted. He epitomizes bravery; after serving 14 years as a Special Forces Green Beret he’s serrved as the vice chief ambassador for the foundation. Further, he’s been recognized with two purple hearts, six bronze stars, one for valor, and the Special Forces Philip Neri award. So when renowned designer Bill Harsey stepped in to help Jeremy realize his longtime dream of designing his own knives, we jumped in to lend a hand. We’re proud to represent him and his breakout design in our Forged By War® program.
Jeremy Valdez's charity of choice for the Septimo series (knife 7050, and multi-tool 7051) of mission-ready designs is the Green Beret Foundation. The Green Beret Foundation, honors our commitment to Green Berets past and present by providing Special Forces Soldiers and their families with emergency, immediate, and ongoing support.
Established in 2016, the Forged by War® program spearheaded a collaboration between CRKT and Veterans, inviting real life warriors to apply their knowledge and experience to design a specialty line of mission-ready knives and tools. In addition to receiving commission on their designs, a portion of the profits are donated to the Veterans’ charity of choice. CRKT is proud to offer this dedicated collection to support the participating charities on a national level.