Columbia River CRKT 7050 Jeremy Valdez Septimo Flipper 3.622" Black Tanto Blade, Black Aluminum Handles with TPR Inlays
CR7050: Jeremy Valdez 7050 Septimo
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.
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.
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 disorder (PTSD).
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 on the battlefield.
CRKT cares deeply about our returning veterans and they saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, they launched the Forged By War program.
These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT net profits of the program donated to the veterans' charity of choice.
Mission ready tools that are Forged By War.
- Veff Serrations
- Flipper Opening
- Black Oxide Blade Finish
- Blade Length: 3.622"
- Closed Length: 4.553"
- Overall Length: 8.188"
- Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.127"
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Tanto
- Blade Finish: Black Oxide
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum with TPR Inlays
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
- Weight: 4.2 oz.
- Designer: Jeremy Valdez