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The Septimo™ tactical folder was designed by a seasoned Green Beret to be more than a knife—he forged it of experience and created it to serve as a lifeline. One unique Veff Serration™ pairs with a powerful design to act as a strap cutter, utility knife, and personal defense tool. Serving 14 years as an American hero culminated in this deployment-prepared powerhouse.
- Veff Serrations™
- Flipper Opening
- Black Oxide Blade Finish
|Blade Length||3.62" (92.00 mm)|
|Blade Edge||Veff Serrations™|
|Blade Thickness||0.13" (3.23 mm)|
|Overall Length||8.19" (207.98 mm)|
|Closed Length||4.55" (115.65 mm)|
|Weight||4.70 oz. (133.24g)|
|Handle||Handles - 6061 T6 Al; Inlays - Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR)|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Liner Lock|
Jeremy Valdez of Tampa, Florida brings combat experience and time serving in the 7th Special Forces Group to the aptly named Septimo™; a tribute meaning “seventh” in Spanish. The main motivation for this design arises from his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan. During combat operations, Jeremy was involved in a helicopter crash. In the chaotic aftermath, the small folder he had failed to perform when he was cutting straps and moving debris while pulling fellow soldiers out of the burning, tangled chopper wreckage.
Duty to his fallen comrades and brothers and sisters in arms drove him to design the Septimo™ with a quick flipper opening, a desert-proof black oxide finish, and friction points on the handles to help deal with inclement conditions. It was given a single Veff Serration™ for impressively effective strap cutting ability.
He finished off the look with a pivot point designed to mirror a six shooter revolver cylinder and a burly attachment clip built to survive hectic conditions.
Some are born of novelty. The Septimo™ is born of purpose.
*Arcane name was updated to Septimo™ meaning “seventh”, as a tribute to designer Jeremy Valdez’s career in the 7th Special Forces Group.
About the Forged By War® program -
In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT® with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress (PTS).
To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them in the battlefield.
CRKT® cares deeply about our returning veterans and we saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, we launched the Forged By War® program.
These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the veterans' charity of choice.
Mission ready tools that are Forged By War®.
Learn more here.
Jeremy Valdez's charity of choice for this tool is the Green Beret Foundation.
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 become 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.