Bummer, lost a new Manker E-11 !

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Bummer, lost a new Manker E-11 !

I recently got a Manker e-11, and liked it enough to EDC it all around the house, shop, and such. I was plowing the latest snowstorm and afterward I went to use the light and that pocket was empty. Facepalm Near as I can figure it’s plowed up somewhere in a snowbank. So now I think I’m conducting a test to see how it holds up frozen in snow and in sub zero (F) conditions for a few months Smile . That’s if I find it at all. You can be certain that it will be searched for once the snowbanks melt away.

But after I realized that it was lost and after searching for it, I ordered a few more. As I wrote I like that little light. In the meantime I’m using a TG06 and also using the clip.

Dang! But I’m still ticked off at myself that I lost that first e-11.

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Wow..sort of is a bummer..I mean not knowing FOR SURE if it will show up after the melt.

Let us know the outcome! You ordered a FEW more??? Wow..you must really like it. I’ve got the U-11. Great little torches for sure.

Good Luck !

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I know how you feel, I lost a brand new Jetbeam Jet-1 the first day I edc’ed it

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Ugh… been there before too. Good luck getting it back. Do post pics if you find it again. I lost a SF 6P for 7-8 months, it managed to roll in between my dryer and washer. It was all caked and gunked up when I found it. It still worked fine though. I lost a Kershaw knife on the side of my brother in laws house for a winter season cutting boxes. I found it in the spring after a season of winter rain storms. It had just a little red rust around the edges that I was able to easily wipe off. Gotta love Kershaws 8CR13MOV… good budget steel.

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Why you didn’t get some “Utorch UT01“s ? Beer

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That sucks, I love my E11. Lost mines in a cardboard trash compacter & it survived, tough little light.

I changed the clip on mines to the thrunite t10 clip and added one of the lumintop worm glow bands. The light doesn’t leave my pocket as you can see in the pic it has some love marks but still going. Hope you find yours.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w37/ASLopez82/E11_zpslhxsy2pb.jpg

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giorgoskok wrote:
Why you didn’t get some “Utorch UT01“s ? Beer

I had to do a search to figure out what it was.

Well… I remember what Manker did for Old Lumens. Call me old fashioned, but I value loyalty greatly even at my own expense.

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First thing I do with these little AA lights is remove the clip. When clipped, they ride way too high in the pocket and pop out of my pocket when I bend over or sit down.

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Streamer, yes, I ordered 2, but I wanted to do so anyway. My reasoning is that it’s a pretty good light, and if a cell is in the form of a AA it’ll work in it. I like that versatility. I wanted to order 3 but I’m trying to cut back, plus the Q8 is coming due soon, so only 2. I’m counting on finding the light after the spring thaw. (fingers crossed for luck)

I’ve found other things that I thought were lost “forever”. There is a “magic month” were everything is crushed down flat and things are easy to find. Once things start growing it’s impossible. It’s during that time that I pick up a lot of brass cartridge cases that got “lost” in the grass, and I pick up a lot of bullets from winter shooting that get remelted and recast into new bullets.

Maybe what I should do is get another ultratac K18 and wear it around my neck to prevent loss. The K18 is a pretty decent light and it’ll also run on any cell in the form of a AAA, USB port chargers are also available for it. Mil’ Spec’ dog tag chains are inexpensive and automobile key “push the button to separate” key rings are also.

If I lose another E-11 I’ll get back into search mode for another “always on me” type of light.

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Anthon wrote:
I know how you feel, I lost a brand new Jetbeam Jet-1 the first day I edc’ed it

Just lost one of my knives last week.
No lights lost for months.
But… Did you really EDC yours? Wasn’t it more ODCing?
Not being impolite, but that is what I like about those cheaper knives and lights.
Lose it, look for it, don’t find it, replace it, done.

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gisewhcs wrote:
Anthon wrote:
I know how you feel, I lost a brand new Jetbeam Jet-1 the first day I edc’ed it
But… Did you really EDC yours? Wasn’t it more ODCing?

Yeah, I had the same thought, EDC has taken on a usage I no longer understand.

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Curious… what is ODC?

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One day carry…
Lost at it’s first day.

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Some rental outfits offer metal detectors. If not good now then in the spring; one should pick up that much metal easily Wink Or there may be a local metal detecting enthusiast group who could offer assistance. Just offering a $5 reward and some land to detect on would probably be enough to get a couple guys out there to search Big Smile

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Next time, GPS Tracker will help you. I saw some sample at my local dealer. It’s a coin-size, has app for IOS and Android.

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I lost a mini mag with my house keys attached to it. First time I ever lost something that wasn’t stolen. Wasn’t too broken up about it since it was free. I would have been upset if my e11 disappeared though .

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aginthelaw wrote:
Martini wrote:
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If you love something set it free.
If it comes back it’s yours.
If it doesn’t, hunt it down & kill it

If you love something set it free.
If it comes back no one else wanted it.
Set it free again. Crazy

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If it makes you feel any better, I lost my platinum wedding band snorkeling and free diving on Maui. Thats the most $$$ thing I have ever lost.

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The same thing happened to my friend, literally hours after his wedding in Hawaii. Needless to say, his new wife was thrilled.
Brian, I hope you find your light, still in working order.

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YEP!!! same thing, a week after my wedding on our honeymoon. Now whenever I see people with metal detectors at the beach i know exactly what they are doing.

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BrianK wrote:
giorgoskok wrote:
Why you didn't get some "Utorch UT01"s ? :BEER:
I had to do a search to figure out what it was. Well... I remember what Manker did for Old Lumens. Call me old fashioned, but I value loyalty greatly even at my own expense.

Sorry to hear you lost your E11.

Thanks for against to clone.

Please PM your shipping information, you will get a free new E11 from Manker.

 

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Mankerlight wrote:

BrianK wrote:
giorgoskok wrote:
Why you didn’t get some “Utorch UT01“s ? Beer
I had to do a search to figure out what it was. Well… I remember what Manker did for Old Lumens. Call me old fashioned, but I value loyalty greatly even at my own expense.

Sorry to hear you lost your E11.


Thanks for against to clone.


Please PM your shipping information, you will get a free new E11 from Manker.


 


DAMN MANKER! MVP!!!

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What? Manker, great gesture!

Kramer, I’m planning on giving my girlfriend an engagement ring soon. If she loses it do I still get credit?

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Thanx very much Mankerlight! That was totally unexpected and very appreciated.

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Mankerlight wrote:

BrianK wrote:
giorgoskok wrote:
Why you didn’t get some “Utorch UT01“s ? Beer
I had to do a search to figure out what it was. Well… I remember what Manker did for Old Lumens. Call me old fashioned, but I value loyalty greatly even at my own expense.

Sorry to hear you lost your E11.


Thanks for against to clone.


Please PM your shipping information, you will get a free new E11 from Manker.


 

+1

Between this and the light for OL, you guys are going to have some friends for life.

Sean

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BrianK wrote:
Thanx very much Mankerlight! That was totally unexpected and very appreciated.

Wow! Totally unfrigg’nreal. Way to go Manker! Thumbs Up

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Absolutely Sean.

I’m not a rich man, but some things transcend dollars. Loyalty is one of those traits that far transcends normal values IMO. I fully appreciate it when someone has my 6 (despite my screw up in this case) and folks who do that are few and far between. I understand that some folks want the inexpensive lights and want to save a few dollars, after all, this is the BLF, but the E-11 isn’t an expensive light and the quality is higher than the price, as is the company IMO. I never expected this sort of treatment and didn’t post with any expectation from my tale of woe other than to merely cry into my beer. I have absolutely no connection to Manker other than as a full retail paying customer and what has been read here on the BLF.

I know it’ll only be a light, but the replacement will have a bit more value for me than the lights I purchased. Over the years the character marks that it’ll acquire will mean something.

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BrianK wrote:
Over the years the character marks that it’ll acquire will mean something.

And here’s to hoping you find the lost one when the snow banks clear. Boy, will that one have some “character” and live on to be sumpin’ special !!

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