Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) announced a new folding knife earlier this year. Called the Septimo, the knife was designed by Jeremy Valdez, a veteran of the US Army Special Forces. The Valdez design takes into account his experiences as a Green Beret.
The blade is made of 8Cr13MoV steel and has a black oxide finish. It is just over 3.6″ long and has a thickness of 0.127″. The tanto style blade has a plain edge for most of its length with a single Veff serration close to the handle.
Veff serrations are particularly aggressive serrations that CRKT uses on some of its knives. I’ve purchased another of the company’s folders with the Veff serration and found they do an amazing job at cutting through material like rope. If you need to free someone from a stuck seatbelt or webbing, this should be very helpful at getting it done.
The blade has a flipper protrudes from the back of the handles when the blade is closed. Pressing on the flipper helps to provide a quick blade opening. The handles are made of 6061-T6 aluminum with a black finish. Inset into both handle sides are thermoplastic rubber inlays.
CRKT set the suggested retail price on the Septimo at $59.99 and provides a lifetime warranty with the knife.