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.