CRKT Unveils First Forged by War Multitool

CRKT is celebrating Veteran’s Day with the release of the Septimo, a multitool releasing under their Forged by War line. The Septimo packs a tight toolset designed for use in emergency situations.

The Septimo is a knife-based multitool, with its entire design centered around a 2.86-inch tanto blade. This shape blends cutting power, piercing potential, and overall ruggedness into a smallish package. It also echoes the blade shape seen on its bigger brother, the Septimo folder. As was the case on that predecessor, the Septimo multitool’s edge is plain except for a lone Veff serration at its base, for cutting straps and fibrous materials in extreme (or mundane) scenarios. The blade steel is simple 8Cr13MoV, which has been given a black oxide coating for some additional corrosion resistance.

Five other tools round out the package. There’s both Phillips and flat head drivers, a robust bottle opener on the spine, glass breaker on the back end, and an adjustable wrench that is operated with a turn screw. All of these tools fit into an aluminum chassis and, in total, the Septimo weighs 4.4 oz.

This multitool comes to us from the mind of Jeremy Valdez. Valdez also designed the Septimo folder, which was the first folding knife in the Forged by War lineup when it came out in 2017. Now, with this release, he’s blazing another trail in the series by contributing its first multitool.

The Forged by War program was started in 2016 by Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, in conjunction with CRKT. It pursues the two-pronged goal of providing a platform for servicepeople to showcase their design abilities in a widely accessible production format, while supporting other servicepeople at the same time: 10% of the proceeds for each model go to the veteran-centric charity of the designer’s choice. For this Septimo, Valdez has chosen the Green Beret Foundation as the recipient of those funds.

The Septimo is available now.

Featured Image: CRKT Septimo

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