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Ramon Chaves Generation 3 Redencion

Nov 25, 2013
Now sure where exactly this should go I just wanted to show some of the differences / improvements made to the newest generation of Redencion's

I was fortunate enough to get in on Ramon's books back almost three years ago when the Redencion "craze" was taking hold of social media and whatnot. I have had a Generation II Redencion in the past and that was a very well put together knife. Ramon put making customs and his list on the back-burner in order to get his Mid-Tech company Chaves American Made Knives off the ground.

Fast forward to about a week ago and I get a call from Ramon asking me how I wanted my custom to finally be made, I had been thinking about it allot as this is my first "made to order" knife that I get some control over. I had Ramon go over all the improvements made to the Gen III knives and I must say I was impressed as his expertise and refinement as a custom knife maker had grown considerably. The knives now run on stainless steel bearings, the blades have a "Spanto" compound grind for increased durability, the edges are ground thinner for improved cutting performance, the "old" titanium back-spacer is now CPM-3V with a glass-breaker, and the handle to blade ratio had been improved packing a larger blade into an overall smaller package.

Needless to say I was impressed and was very excited to finally receive this knife. I had Ramon give the handles a nice bronze orange-peeled finish as I love how the color changes as you handle it. The blade was to be satin finished to show off the grind lines as I really liked that about my custom Emerson, and the custom titanium hardware was to be bronze anoed with a "blasted" finish to contrast the orange peeled frame slabs. Now the wait for the USPS to get the knife to me began.


This is to show the difference in color the handle slabs can have, the top image is the "clean" look while the bottom image shows how it looks "dirty"



The "infamous" chaves skull pocket clip and the new CPM-3V Backspacer/Glassbreaker


Each custom is signed and numbered by Ramon as well


Size comparison / knife porn that is a Custom Emerson Super Roadhouse to show just how large the Redencion is

When I got the knife I was blown away with how nicely it came together, as I was worried how the satin blade would look with the bronze handles. Needless to say when I opened the box all of my fears were alleviated. I love this knife and I look foreword to it staying in my collection for a very long time!

Thanks for looking, I just wanted to put out some pictures and descriptions as there is not much out there about the new Gen III's as of yet.


Basic Member
Jun 9, 2016
I absolutely LOVE that grind (though not typically a spanto guy). If/when it finds it's way into his midtechs, it'll probably break the last string holding me back. Beautiful blade. Congrats!


Why so serious?
Gold Member
Dec 25, 2012
I cannot unsee a duck/human hybrid skull in that clip. It's like a duck-billed human . . .


Gold Member
Dec 7, 2009
That half-circle gap where the blade meets the handle bugs me. I feel like there should be more blade there.
Aug 8, 2013
That half-circle gap where the blade meets the handle bugs me. I feel like there should be more blade there.

It's not everyone's cup of tea but that choil allows you to move your grip a bit to help with more precise cutting tasks.