High quality

There are many knives that bear the mark of important companies in the arms sector, but unfortunately many are from the economy segment.
Oberland Arms wanted high quality, and as often happens that meant two things: Italian design and production.

Clear ideas

My first collaboration with Oberland (Black & Desert Sepp Sepp) was quite simple to accomplish, since I had to modify a pre-existing design. This time it was different: it was necessary to make a new design, a folding one.
Matthias Hainich, CEO, gave me a list of those who should have been the main features of the new project. They were so detailed that when I presented the first draft, I warned him that I would hardly managed to draw something different, respecting indications so precise. Fortunately, that proposal pleased him, and after some refinements, was ready for production.

Tactical, not “tacticool”

Oberland Arms produces high-end AR-15 rifles, mainly for special police units and special forces. His knives are designed for the same customers, and therefore are not subject to fashions or market trends, but have to be reliable, practical and solid.
For these reasons, the design is essential, without aesthetic tinsels and designed to deliver the highest performances in real use.

Similar, not equal

Although Titan and Gloa Sepp Sepp has been released in two different moments, I decided to keep them together on this page, since they are closely related.
The Gloa Sepp was born with the idea of ​​creating a folder more suited to EDC compared to the original one, expecially concealed carry, maintaining as much as possible the robustness and practicality of the elder brother: saving four centimeters on the total length of the open knife, demanded careful work.

Funzionality first

Titan Sepp blade is made of steel AISI D2 tool steel, hardened in a controlled atmosphere and subjected to cryogenic treatment, up to 58/60 HRC. The Gloa Sepp one is made of Böhler N690Co.

The design, length apart, is the same: a drop point with high bevels, related to that of the previous Black and Desert Sepp. A partial swedge increases the penetration capability and gives a more aggressive design.

Both are three millimeters and a half thick, enough to ensure the robustness during real use, without reaching certain excesses such as to compromise the cutting qualities.
The Titan Sepp was produced only with matte black PVD coated blade, with the dual function of eliminating the reflections and protect the D2 from oxidation. The smallest model, having a steel more resistant to oxidation, has stonewashed finish.

All titanium

The handle of Sepp folders is made of two halves of Titanium Ti6Al4V, four millimeters thick, with stonewashed matte finish.

On the largest one, the two panels are separated by two hourglass spacers and a larger one, crossed by a large screw identical to the one used as pivot. The smallest folder has a titanium rear spacer, less cumbersome, where the serial number is engraved.

The handle of the Titan Sepp is designed to be suitable for large or gloved hands. The other is more compact, but still big enough for a normal-sized hand.

The sides of the handle hasn’t any texture, so as not to ruin clothes. Therefore, to ensure a firm and secure grip I only worked on ergonomics, drawing a index groove, a generous lower guard, and giving the whole handle a slight curvature. The thumb rests on the knurls, both in straight or reverse grip.

Robust mechanics

Once opened, the blade rests on the internal stop pin, and is locked by a framelock, with rounded teeth to facilitate the release.

To get the right elasticity, the spring has three millings at its base.

The length of the spring is identical on both models, which thus are closed with the same ease.

Carry

Both folders have a sturdy wire clip. On Titan Sepp it is fixed to the rear screw and leaves protrude a handle portion from the pocket, speeding up the extraction. On Gloa Sepp the clip is inserted into the rear spacer, and makes it disappear completely in the pocket.

On both it is possible to attach a lanyard to speed the extraction.

Kit

Each Sepp is delivered in a black nylon pouch with the Oberland Arms titanium gray logo, closed by a zipper. To comply with the laws of some countries, including Germany, that penalize folder with lock and one hand opening, they are delivered with a thumb stud in a plastic bag: the owner decides if he wants to use it.

Current price

For both knives price is 195 Euros, directly from the manufacturer’s website. At the time of writing this, the Titan Sepp has run out of stock, and the Gloa Sepp is ending.

It’s easy to predict a good quotation for these folders: they were produced in a few hundred pieces, and in many countries they arrived in just a few units, which makes them even more rare.

Specifications

Brand: Oberland Arms

Web: www.oberlandarms.com

Model: Titan Sepp – Gloa Sepp

Blade material: AISI D2 – Böhler N690Co 58-59 HRC

Handle material: titanium

Overall length: 220 mm – 179 mm

Blade length: 95 mm – 75 mm

Blade thickness: 3.4 mm – 3.5 mm

Weight: 175 g – 146 g

Lock: framelock

Reviews

Coltelleria Scintilla
TheApostleP

  • High quality There are many knives that bear the mark of important companies in the arms sector, but unfortunately many are from the economy segment. Oberland Arms wanted high quality, and as often happens that meant two things: Italian design and production. Clear ideas My first collaboration with Oberland (Black […]
  • Part of the family Designing a new model for a knife brand, creating a good product isn’t enough. I also had to consider the catalog, customer types, trends of the moment, and many other elements that make the difference between a consistently successful “out of stock”, and a fiasco condemned to […]
  • David & Golia for hunting Pointer and Setter were presented simultaneously to David and Golia, of which they are the hunting versions. Compared to the military models from which they are derived, they have undergone numerous changes to make them lighter to carry, also in consideration of the less extreme use […]
  • A modified David During the 2012 IWA Show I had the pleasure of meeting Matthias Hainich, founder of Arms Oberland, a German brand known around the world for the quality of its rifles, employed by many military and police special units. Big fan and user of knives, Mr. Hainich was […]
  • Born to work The Viper David and Golia are two all-rounder, suitable for both outdoor and military use. While the Fearless belongs to the category of so-called fighter-utility, designing David and Goliath I aimed to create two strong working tools, pretty compact and light enough to be carried around for […]
  • A series of lucky events The Fearless was my first design that came to production, presented al pubblico during 2006 edition of EXA Show, Brescia, that was the main Italian exhibition until 2013. When I started working on it, I wanted to create a hybrid between a combat knife and […]