Fiddleback ANYDAY Pocket Dump....Updated title

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I snagged a Condos sharkskin HB size, choice! :thumbup:;)
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  2. TomR2

    TomR2

    211
    May 17, 2015
    OK, figured out a way.
    I know this isn't exactly in the spirit of things as theres no knife or flashlight pics to feed our passion, but still this illustrates the issue, for me. In my favorite source of pocket, (Levis 501s), right front goes to keys and coins, left front gets I Phone, right rear is wallet, (in there below phone). Im right handed and left rear gets...ignored. I struggle with occasional GEC and pocket slip. Not much room in this favorite ensemble, for a knife and hands going in and out.

    Fiddlebacks, etc go on the belt.

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    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016
  3. trestle

    trestle

    Feb 2, 2008
    Slip of the tongue, thanks for catching me. :thumbup:
     
  4. trestle

    trestle

    Feb 2, 2008
    Hopefully you kept out a pair of shoes. :D
     
  5. Justarandomguy

    Justarandomguy

    72
    Oct 1, 2015
    I love my Coast HP2 and Carry it every day. The Olights are spectacular and I own several. This is why the Coast wins for me though:
    - It's less than half the price at $25 or less.
    - It's thin and has a small profile in the pocket.
    - It has a focus-able beam. Sometimes using a light for up close work, a strong beam is too much. You can go with a wide beam that is softer, or a narrow beam with a nice hot center.
    - AAA batteries are everywhere. Charging ports are not.
    - It has been indestructible after nearly four years of daily use.

    Cons:
    - It isn't massively powerful. This isn't always a con though. I've found that I rarely need more than the 85L it provides and the battery lasts forever because of that. I'm not doing search and rescue unless you count looking for the wife's earring back on the floor as a search. I suppose in some way that does qualify though!
    - The pocket clip, although strong, just clips over the body of the light. This has caused to to snap off if it gets hung up on a seatbelt on occasion. It snaps right back on again, but this might be a concern for some that prefer a permanent attachment.

    Again, not knocking the Olight or other higher end models. I have some and have been drooling over that copper version that Thurin has for some time. I just keep finding myself going back to the standby.
     
  6. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    I'll have to checkout that Coast. Thanks for the detailed review and pros/cons.

    Here's some info on the AAA lights I have:

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    Fenix E01, OLight I3S EOS, Maratac AAA Copper

    Specs:

    Fenix E01:
    Single Mode: 13 Lumens 16 hours
    14 grams (without battery)
    $10

    Olight I3S EOS:
    Moonlight: .5 Lumens 60 hours
    Low: 20 Lumens 8 hours
    High: 80 Lumens 35 mins
    11 grams (without battery)
    $20

    Maratac AAA Copper
    Low: 1.5 Lumens 55 hours
    Med: 40 Lumens 7 hours
    High: 138 Lumens 70 mins
    27 grams (without battery)
    $48

    Quite the range in price and features. The Fenix I keep in my camera bag. It's cheap and handy and not complicated. Single mode, turn it on turn it off by twisting.

    The Olight is in my HPG Kit Bag. Still pretty cheap, but more modes, including a nice moonlight mode for reading or whatnot that'll run a long time. Also a twisty.

    The Maratac is my favorite of the 3 I have in this size. Mainly because of the copper. 3 modes similar to the Olight, but a little more output at each mode. And again a twisty.

    Comparing a AAA light to a CR123A light:

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    As you can see, the CR123A Olight S1 Baton is just a touch shorter that the AAA Maratac, but is quite a bit fatter.

    S1 Baton specs:
    Moonlight: .5 Lumens 25 days
    Low: 8 Lumens 40 hours
    Med: 80 Lumens 6 hours
    High: 500 Lumens (steps down to 300 after 1.5 minutes) (can function as a hand warmer on high LOL)
    68 grams (without battery)
    $65 (for copper - $50 for Alum)

    Comparison with their batteries and compared to a AA battery for size:

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  7. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Thank you Thurin. The two copper above are the two I have narrowed it down to. I like the features of the S1 but the slimmer profile of the Maratac. Decisions decisions.
     
  8. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I'm just about to put in an order for an Olight i3s and a Pioneer SAK.

    Looking at a few more things...
     
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  9. xxkcxx

    xxkcxx

    Nov 12, 2013
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  10. Justarandomguy

    Justarandomguy

    72
    Oct 1, 2015
    Fantastic patina on your copper and brass lights! The far left looks like it's been on the ocean floor for 30 years. Did you force that or is it natural use?
     
  11. Justarandomguy

    Justarandomguy

    72
    Oct 1, 2015
    Nice side by side Thurin.

    I have several of those Fenix E01's too. They are good little lights to throw in a bag for travel. I have one on a carabiner on the outside of my get home bag in the truck and one in a first aid kit in there. I keep an Olight S30 inside the bag for a little more power. A Coast G10 stays in my suitcase for travel, which happens weekly for me. It comes out and sits on the night stand in the hotel room. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem, but being in a different room several nights a week, you get a little disoriented when you wake up. It's nice to have the ingrained knowledge that there is always a light just to the left of my head I can reach easily.
     
  12. Kymedic45

    Kymedic45

    Apr 28, 2013
    Here's my typical pocket dump. Man I love flashlights as much as knives lol...


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  13. TomR2

    TomR2

    211
    May 17, 2015
    xxkcxx, what's second from the right, please?
     
  14. xxkcxx

    xxkcxx

    Nov 12, 2013
    Peak eiger
     
  15. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    My Olight arrived today
    you fellas were correct, I believe i'm going to like this flashlight
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    i know Andy ordered one today too
     
  16. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Badass! My new light and SAK shipped today! I won't get to play with it until I get back in Sunday.
     
  17. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    cool deal

    post em up when you get them!
     
  18. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Most definitely!
     
  19. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    The Lumintop Prince arrived, and it's definitely a sexy beast.

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  20. Scotcha

    Scotcha

    Oct 25, 2013
    A few of mine & today's dump
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