What about Knives and Flashlights?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mr.sig239, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. ex Vento

    ex Vento

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  2. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

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  3. ex Vento

    ex Vento

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    Another pair. The Mcgizmo is gone a long time ago :(
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  4. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

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    Definitely a favorite, this copper R50 has seen a lot of use. I like the weight...but usually only "carry" it during the winter (coat pocket).
     
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  5. wayben

    wayben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Looks like a Vinh modified R50, nice!!
     
  6. PeaceInOurTime

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  7. rmill7

    rmill7 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Went down to a C-130 at 35 feet yesterday. Visibility was trash, no more than 4 feet! The Alpha went down with me, Jason tested these to 300 feet. Absolutely no water ingress :thumbsup: The switch did depress at 15ft though and was stuck on for the duration of the dive. It did make the actual dive light's CRI look like trash though :p
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  8. Zephyr One/Zero

    Zephyr One/Zero

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  9. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Love my Tain Azco Ti...everyday:D

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  10. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I decided to post both of these at the same time, since they're basically the same light with different branding. I had been avoiding new lights for a bit; so I found out about the Mateminco after Vinh stopped doing the copper builds. I ordered a green one (said I'd take grey, if he didn't have green on hand)...a few months later, I came across the copper Astrolux; and, well, I like copper lights. I've done indoor comparisons, and outdoors at dusk - the difference in performance wasn't distinct...now that I've reminded myself of that; I'll take them both out on a late night walk. (haven't done it because usually when go wandering in the middle of the night, I bring my pup; and I don't have enough hands for two flashlights and a leashed dog)
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    *edited to add - They had different batteries... not the best way to start a comparison; so I've got two VAPCELLs in the charger.
     
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  11. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Soooo....the astrolux had a lower low (moonlight) than the mateminco(vn). It also got hotter faster, and cut power sooner. The Astrolux did look just a little brighter on turbo; but that's as likely due to the cooler white. If I remember correctly, the mateminco(vn) had a somewhat more focused beam... or, at least, it was a bit less floody. The astrolux "glows" brighter - both at the power button and emitters (I don't think it's actually the emitters glowing; because the LEDs themselves are dark...I just didn't know what else to call it). It looks cool; but I find it annoying if it's nearby when I'm trying to sleep. (I'm sort of glad Vinh toned it down, on the mateminco)
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  12. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Gold Member Gold Member

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  13. The_Knife_Man

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  14. Maddog1970

    Maddog1970 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Walking the dog in the early hours here in Western Canada, requires a solid flashlight for critter detection (coyote, bear, deer, etc), as my Akita will quite happily chase them, as she has a pretty big prey drive.....

    10,000 lumens Fenix LR35R does a darn good job of turning night into day!

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    Picture of my lady ‘kita looking for coyotes!

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  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  16. RealVendetta

    RealVendetta

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  17. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
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  18. Centuriator

    Centuriator Gold Member Gold Member

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    • Warning for trolling with points
    If you are not carrying a firearm, the light and knife are worth diddly-poo.
     
  19. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    It's amazing how much power they can put into small packages these days.
     
  20. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    You might be surprised at the impact a good light can make. If you doubt that, let me blast you with the one in my last pic, lol.
     
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