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Who can build a Damascus Light

Hello All,
I’m new here but I like the atmosphere.

I’m looking for someone who would be willing to build me a custom light from damascus steel I could furnish. I’m somewhat new to the flashlight world so it wouldn’t need to be something super fancy or high performance, just to showoff the damascus. I’ve been carrying a Streamlight ProTac 2 AA for a while and I’m quite happy with it, if that gives an idea of what I would like. I can make the bar about whatever diameter we need. What I’m thinking is send you enough steel for two lights. You would build two and keep one for your self and send me one. If you have the machinist skills and don’t think that is a fair deal, let me know what would work for you. I’ve been making steel for some of the vape guys for a while. I clean up the bars on my lathe but I’m a machinist / fit and finish guy by no stretch of imagination. And I haven’t learned enough about lights to be ordering parts. It would be a solid round piece of tool steel. I have photos in a Shutterfly album but not sure about posting links in my first post here.

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Damascus Chameleon flashlight

Member Mr. Bulk over at CPF did them long time ago. maybe someone has one for sale and you can upgrade it to the new led technology

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That’s a beauty, but for my EDC I would like it to be made from my steel.

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Try contacting members “Mr.Bulk” or “Data” over at CPF to check if they are still in business another member that comes to mind is FiveMega or Elektrolumens.

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Thanks, I will if no one here shows interest.

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Also try from CPF photon fanatic. Heres a link to his home page.
http://photonfanatic.com/
He does some unreal work.

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Google J.Hanko
He makes some insane “Timascus” bezels and bodies you might like.
Hope your budget is “not a consideration”

http://www.edcknives.com/jeff-hanko-3d-ex11-2-timascus-gunner-grip/

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AlexGT wrote:
Try contacting members “Mr.Bulk” or “Data” over at CPF to check if they are still in business another member that comes to mind is FiveMega or Elektrolumens.

I knew Data, hes the guy who built the “Databank 70” spotlight panel. ( a light that used 70 XR-E emitters with Aspheric lenses to build a massive thrower. He is well known for great machining work.
I do a lot of lathe and machine work myself, but never have tried working with Damascus steel before.

That Canadian flashlight guy Eh! -Den / DBSARlight

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I’ll point Bucket to this thread and see if he want’s to take you up on that offer.

Otherwise, I second Photon Fanatic for outstanding work. He made the Ti light that is my Avatar. Love it! I know he makes Ti Damascus, Tungsten, just about whatever. But he “works for money”. So your budget will have to be substantial in order for Fred to do it.

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Thanks for all the replies. Budget is a consideration that’s why I propose a trade with someone who has a different skill set.

DenBarrett, Please, PM me if you think it might be something you would try. The limited machining I’ve been doing is pretty easy. Not seeing any problems related to the material. I ship to Canada often to my best blade stock customer.

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PM sent.

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Answered, Thanks!

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Just curious... What'd it cost if I wanted to get in on one of these lights? A compact 18350 or 18500 size, p60 size reflector....

I always liked dimascus steel, never owned any... If possible to get in on this, either of you feel free to pm me 

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Pulsar wrote:

Just curious… What’d it cost if I wanted to get in on one of these lights? A compact 18350 or 18500 size, p60 size reflector….

I always liked dimascus steel, never owned any… If possible to get in on this, either of you feel free to pm me 

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LSX wrote:
Pulsar wrote:

Just curious… What’d it cost if I wanted to get in on one of these lights? A compact 18350 or 18500 size, p60 size reflector….

I always liked dimascus steel, never owned any… If possible to get in on this, either of you feel free to pm me 

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I feel a groupbuy coming… Silly

edit: Well, not groupbuy like we normally think of ‘em, but “a lot of people wanting to buy the same thing” may be starting here.

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DavidEF wrote:
LSX wrote:
Pulsar wrote:

Just curious… What’d it cost if I wanted to get in on one of these lights? A compact 18350 or 18500 size, p60 size reflector….

I always liked dimascus steel, never owned any… If possible to get in on this, either of you feel free to pm me 

+1


I feel a groupbuy coming… Silly

edit: Well, not groupbuy like we normally think of ‘em, but “a lot of people wanting to buy the same thing” may be starting here.

What about sinner? He’s done some custom hosts in various metals (http://budgetlightforum.com/node/31022).

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ohaya wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
LSX wrote:
Pulsar wrote:

Just curious… What’d it cost if I wanted to get in on one of these lights? A compact 18350 or 18500 size, p60 size reflector….

I always liked dimascus steel, never owned any… If possible to get in on this, either of you feel free to pm me 

+1


I feel a groupbuy coming… Silly

edit: Well, not groupbuy like we normally think of ‘em, but “a lot of people wanting to buy the same thing” may be starting here.

What about sinner? He’s done some custom hosts in various metals (http://budgetlightforum.com/node/31022).


Yeah, hadn’t seen that. Those are some sweet hosts.
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Bucket and I are talking. Thanks for all the interest.

I’ve been told it’s Ok to post a links here, so here is the steel we are talking about
https://mattwdamascussteel.shutterfly.com
and if you want to browse my site Google my name and damascus

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Nice looking Damascus Matt!

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Very nice looking.

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Wow, sweet, Bucket+Matt, please us posted how a flashlight in that will look Smile

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I was going to post up about working with rare or hard to find Mats and how this effects the price but if you are producing Damascus yourself I am preaching to like minded people. All that I can add is getting it to look purdy is going to be a bear of a job. I look forward to seeing what the finished product looks like.

I really like the look of Damascus steel knives (I am up to 4 now) I can only imagine how this is going to turn out. Smile

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Now, if you can do that wonderful work with a mix of brass and copper, there would definitely be a big audience for it.Wink

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I don’t know if I want to see a light made in this or not, I’d definitely want one BAD!

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Other threads on CPF that may be of interest.

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Matt Walker wrote:
That’s a beauty, but for my EDC I would like it to be made from my steel.

Matt Walker wrote:
Bucket and I are talking. Thanks for all the interest.

I’ve been told it’s Ok to post a links here, so here is the steel we are talking about
https://mattwdamascussteel.shutterfly.com
and if you want to browse my site Google my name and damascus

Shocked It will amaze me if you want to use others’ steel.
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Again thanks for all the kind words and help making a connection. A deal has been made. I’m working on the steel today. If Bucket likes working with the material, I can make more. He said he might do a WIP so we all can follow the progress. That’ll be cool!

So many seem interested, here is a video of a piece being twisted. Not the piece but process is the same.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVvFLsFNwu4&list=UU9i_mkUQGLNDaxlvXw50dBA

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Matt informed me that the Damascus is in the mail.  Hopefully, I get it in time to work on it over the weekend.

I never really paid much attention to Damascus steel in the past, but this has piqued my interest.  Most of what I've read pertains to knife making, but I see a lot of promise for flashlights.  It is damn purdy when it's etched.

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Matt, you could not find a better guy to do this for you. His persistence and abilities to overcome problems along with his talent is unbeatable. Looking forward to how this all goes.Smile

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Bucket wrote:

Matt informed me that the Damascus is in the mail.  Hopefully, I get it in time to work on it over the weekend.

I never really paid much attention to Damascus steel in the past, but this has piqued my interest.  Most of what I've read pertains to knife making, but I see a lot of promise for flashlights.  It is damn purdy when it's etched.

Same here, actually never heard of it, but from a lot of pictures... stuff looks incredibly beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the result!

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Matt, you could not find a better guy to do this for you. His persistence and abilities to overcome problems along with his talent is unbeatable. Looking forward to how this all goes.Smile

Are you hands start to feeling itchy Wink If not yet, I guess it will ……. after some photos come up from Bucket Big Smile

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