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Pavlo, it’s too early to say what the emitter choices will be. It hasn’t been decided.

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Thanks Toykeeper. Looking forward to see what the final light will be like.

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The clip could be ground away except for the hole closest to the body of the light. That could possibly give the desired lanyard ring hole and remove the disliked clip. It could potentially require some vise and ball peen hammer work.

Me? I would want the clip and the lanyard ring hole close to the body of the light . 180° away from the clip would be best. The Fenix clip is excellent and I see no way to improve in it.

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Yep…. they both look good.

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Please sign me up for one of them. Thanks

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Yep…. they both look good.

The sad thing is if they made it in both styles I would probably get one of each. lol

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Kindle wrote:
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Yep…. they both look good.

The sad thing is if they made it in both styles I would probably get one of each. lol
Yep… I feel the same way. I would too….. Wink

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Same here. Give me one of each!

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IF…. I were forced to choose only one, all else being equal; I’d go with the tapered one.
But there is no ‘deal breaker’ in that statement at all. Either one, or whatever else may emerge; works for me. Thumbs Up

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My thought exactly teacher.

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As others mentioned I do like both, that being said if the original design wins out I do prefer the raw finish to the matte whereas the matte looks great on the tapered prototype.

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As others mentioned I do like both, that being said if the original design wins out I do prefer the raw finish to the matte whereas the matte looks great on the tapered prototype.

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g_sintornillos wrote:
Kindle wrote:
As others mentioned I do like both, that being said if the original design wins out I do prefer the raw finish to the matte whereas the matte looks great on the tapered prototype.

+1

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I prefer the tapered version personally but would buy either one. I’d especially love to see it with a few different knurling patterns/proportions. And I really liked that medium light gray with a matte satin finish on the protos tailcap.

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teacher wrote:
. ..Yep…. they both look good.
I would have to agree with teacher. They Both Look Good! I would have to order One of each, if Not 2 of each, if I had to choose between the two versions! This is the Perfect minimally Designed Flashlight that I have ever seen Wrapped Tightly around a Battery that’s Capible of So Much More than it’s purpose as an EDC, with a Perfect pocket clip too boot! I sure would like to have 1 Now to use and tryout & order 3 more when they are manufactured. Smile ! Oops I believe I was Dreaming.

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What I see is a light that requires a new clip. I want it setup for deep pocket carry. I could care less whether or not it has the 45 edges or sharp 90 edges. I’m not even so sure I really want this light anymore. I’m at the point in my flashoholism where I don’t want lights that don’t suit a practical purpose in some way.

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garrybunk wrote:
What I see is a light that requires a new clip. I want it setup for deep pocket carry. I could care less whether or not it has the 45 edges or sharp 90 edges. I’m not even so sure I really want this light anymore. I’m at the point in my flashoholism where I don’t want lights that don’t suit a practical purpose in some way.

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Sounds good, saves a lot of money. I’m not there yet though Sad
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Do I need the light? No.

Do I want the light? Yes.

Reason enough. (But my rate of acquisition is slowing down.)

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Goodness that looks nice. Even if the light started with a raw it would wind up looking matte after a little wear so might as well start with matte.

And the taper is very nicely done on the FW3; much better than “Concept.”

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This body size and clip style is popular enough that somebody probably makes a loopover clip that will fit if you want it to carry deeper. Personally, I don’t love really deep carry; half the point of a clip is so that I don’t have to reach deep into my pocket and fish it out.

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pc_light wrote:

Even if the light started with a raw it would wind up looking matte after a little wear so might as well start with matte.


Only if your idea of “a little wear” includes bead blasting. Lol

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Great!
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pc_light wrote:

Goodness that looks nice. Even if the light started with a raw it would wind up looking matte after a little wear so might as well start with matte.

And the taper is very nicely done on the FW3; much better than “Concept.”

I completely agree. I like the bead blasted look with the taper much more than the original shiny with right angles.
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Looks good! Count me in

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I have not checked this thread for a long time, too busy with modding S2+’es, and playing with my Q8 and reading about the GT

Now it seems the whole idea of beauty of craftsmanship is just thrown away, it is tapered and beadblasted and glued together?

I liked the original design very much
Since i still dont have an Emisar D4, i think i have to buy one, why would the FW3A be better? It seems they all gave in and made compromises at every part besides the firmware from TK, which is (as always) great.

Please convince me why the FW3A would be better

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Better? Maybe not. Different and totally unique? Heck yes.

As an aside. I really want to know how a tapered tube is viewed as such a downgrade to this light by some. Yes, the prototype was a parallel/square design, but what is special about that otherwise?

The blasted finish though I can see takes away from the raw look.

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