For the first time ever the Redencion 229 has a flipper tab, but not just any flipper tab, the Lee Williams Kickstop flipper tab!
The Chaves Knives Redencion 229 is the largest iteration of the the Redencion design. This full-sized EDC folder brings Ramon Chaves' legendary designs to life with premium grade materials at an attainable price point. The Redencion 229's overbuilt design is complimented by its titanium frame and handle. This knife includes the signature Chaves skull pocket clip as well as a standard titanium pocket clip. The titanium construction works to keep the Redencion 229 as tough as it is lightweight, all while remaining comfortable in your hand.
Along with its top-of-the-line quality materials and design, this Redencion 229 features the Lee Williams Kickstop flipper tab. Unlike most flipper knives, the Kickstop flipper tab isn't a part of the blade's tang. Instead, the tab is attached to the frame by a separate pin. This means when you open the blade, the flipper tab rotates on its pin and conceals itself within the knife's handle. Not only does this keep the knife looking sleek, but it allows you greater flexibility in handling the knife as you put it to work.
I was attracted by the overbuilt nature of its design and unique function of its kickstop flipper. I've been carrying automatics lately, but am always looking at build quality and materials as my highest priority for an EDC tool. The first thing that struck me about this knife was its weight in your hand. It is stout, with thicker than typical for titanium handle components. It's a very solid, smooth operating knife with a secure locking mechanism and a beautifully ground blade. The kick stop flipper tab will take some getting used to and break in as it's a bit stiff when new but very practical and out of the way with the open blade. Like the knife, the pocket clips (both of them) is pretty robust, so it's not going to fall out of your pocket unintentionally. Conversely, I don't think that this is a knife designed to rapidly retrieve, open and present at least not yet for me. It's new with tight tolerances, and new to me so I'll get quicker with it over time, but even if I don't it's a superb, rugged tool and is really a bargain when you consider its features, materials and build quality.