Photos of workhorses and worn, dirty, or patinated lights

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What’s that clock next to the Maratac? It looks really cool ( and the Maratac too of course )

That is my Dievas Divergraph wristwatch. Great watch with trituim markers.

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I don't really have any beat up lights but got some copper & brass patina coming along nicely.

 

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12 year old SF 6P. Original Malkoff M60 with a USA made Cree XRE (the white-backed version emitter made in the US). I have way brighter, smaller, lighter, longer running lights, but this one I keep in-tact for nostalgic reasons. I used it at work inspecting telecommunications cabinets, it was also my main backpacking / camping, garage oil changer light for a good 8-9 years. I lost it under the laundry washing machine for about 6 months too. Surprising how dirty it got under there.

Its been bored for 18650 and the tailcap is gutted and rebuilt with an OverReady brass sping-less module. Bezel is solarforce, I dented the OEM surefire bezel and shattered the glass at some point around year-5.

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I like to tell ppl I found it diving wrecks off the Florida Keys
Actually I forced it using a buncha stuff.
The burnished look? newspaper!

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I posted this one some time ago in a ‘patina’ thread started by chinooker. This is my second BLF Copper A01 just after it spent some time inside a bag with crushed hard boiled egg. I carry it every day in my jean pocket and most of the texture is gone since then. It is now quite different but still the same. Smile

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kramer5150 wrote:
12 year old SF 6P. Original Malkoff M60 with a USA made Cree XRE (the white-backed version emitter made in the US). I have way brighter, smaller, lighter, longer running lights, but this one I keep in-tact for nostalgic reasons. I used it at work inspecting telecommunications cabinets, it was also my main backpacking / camping, garage oil changer light for a good 8-9 years. I lost it under the laundry washing machine for about 6 months too. Surprising how dirty it got under there.

Its been bored for 18650 and the tailcap is gutted and rebuilt with an OverReady brass sping-less module. Bezel is solarforce, I dented the OEM surefire bezel and shattered the glass at some point around year-5.

!https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4611/26264702148_6cd1e516d0_b.jpg!

That 6p looks awesome! Not many lights look better worn out, but the 6p looks at its best.

Mine took a 20ft drop last week from a scissor lift up high…………….how it only did this is a miracle

Its the old type head, actually off a z2……………so no bezel ring to help out. Still a few taps of a mallet rounded it back off

Then i dropped a works z2 from waste height, exact same thing………..dented. Managed to get the crapy plastic bezel ring undone, again mr mallet came out and attended to the dent, then a xeno in its place to help out for the next drop.

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Here is my dinky little custom made by the indomitable CRX out of copper pipe and magic.

Just dragged it out of my jeans pocket.

The patina comes and goes, sometimes bright, sometimes dull, sometimes burnished sort of look.

I love it.

I also have an Astrolux A01 in copper and an Olight S-Mini in copper, both of which I let get dirty. I never polish my torches. That sounds a bit rude. Although I suppose if I said I am constantly polishing my torch it would sound ruder.

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LOL I just glanced the picture & thought “that looks like one of mine”. Cool.

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Gets plenty of use Stevi. I’ll be gutted when she dies.

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C`mon, give me a break! Are you guys USING flashlights? 

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Not for hammers no Big Smile

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CRX wrote:
Not for hammers no Big Smile

Don’t laugh too hard but I carried an incan streamlight for years that was great as a hammer and crap as a flashlight. Wink

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I’m new to flashlights, so none of mine have scuffs and bruises, but I like items that shared moments with me and one day I’ll be adding to this list. For now, I’m enjoying the pictures

In my Tree

My collectionEmisar: D4 / D1 / D4 (broken) ― Convoy: C8 Clear / S2+ Clear / S2+ / S2+ UV / S6 ― Nitecore: Tube / Thumb / Concept 1 / HC30 / HC33 / TIP / TIP CRI / TINI ― Lumintop: Tool AAA / Tool AA / HLAAA / EDC05 ― Sofirn: SF10 / SF12 / SF12 / SF14 / SF14 / SF14 / SP10A / SP10A (gifted) ― Jaxman: E3 ― UTorch: UT01 ― Trustfire: Z2 ― Skyfire: SF-065 (trashed)

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I’m new to flashlights, so none of mine have scuffs and bruises, but I like items that shared moments with me and one day I’ll be adding to this list. For now, I’m enjoying the pictures

In my Tree

My collectionEmisar: D4 / D1 / D4 (broken) ― Convoy: C8 Clear / S2+ Clear / S2+ / S2+ UV / S6 ― Nitecore: Tube / Thumb / Concept 1 / HC30 / HC33 / TIP / TIP CRI / TINI ― Lumintop: Tool AAA / Tool AA / HLAAA / EDC05 ― Sofirn: SF10 / SF12 / SF12 / SF14 / SF14 / SF14 / SP10A / SP10A (gifted) ― Jaxman: E3 ― UTorch: UT01 ― Trustfire: Z2 ― Skyfire: SF-065 (trashed)

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jf_smm wrote:
CRX wrote:
Not for hammers no Big Smile

Don’t laugh too hard but I carried an incan streamlight for years that was great as a hammer and crap as a flashlight. Wink

Well that’s fair enuf LOL

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My Gerber Firecracker: my first LED flashlight and trusty EDC workhorse.

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That brass K18 is my MOST used light. In my vest in the summer and my hoodie in the winter.
Just ordered the upgraded version from HK.
I’ll see how I can mess up that bling.

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CRX, no idea why it would be so but on the occasion I am forced out of bed early by pain and use my Gen 1 iPad to peruse the forum your posts, and yours alone, have an impossibly long blank space after your signature line. I mean 100 swipes or more to get down to the next post! Any ideas why this Apple device would show that (safari)?

emarkd, that “torched” ti torch came out genuinely unique! Smile Interesting…

Edit: CRX, it literally just took 289 swipes to get from the white space under yor sig to the next post! The page marker on the right of my screen indicates virtually an entire page taken up by blank space… the forum layout is there but the text field is empty… white blank space.

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I really like the combo of watch and strap, could i ask the watch model number and strap name?

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Really. I’ll have a look at my sig.
Anyone else seeing that?
289 swipes LOL (Well maybe not)

edit: Is it better now?

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Well, that image in CRX’s sig is, at time of my posting this, ~9000 pixels wide. It is probably surfacing a bug in the very old (and insecure) version of Safari on a Gen 1 iPad.

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My tools with taped Astrux s41.
My friends love the beam pattern of s41.

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vyvyra wrote:
My tools with taped Astrux s41.
My friends love the beam pattern of s41.
!https://i.imgur.com/PTOp1as.jpg!

You win. Better buy the SS version on sale for $28.05 with coupon code. That aluminum one has about had it.
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southland wrote:
vyvyra wrote:
My tools with taped Astrux s41.
My friends love the beam pattern of s41.
!https://i.imgur.com/PTOp1as.jpg!

You win. Better buy the SS version on sale for $28.05 with coupon code. That aluminum one has about had it.

I think what you see is duct tape, not corroded aluminium Party . But it sure looks worn like that!
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Think you are right, considered that myself before I posted the first time.

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I have been underground again, but the main objective had to be postponed due to lack of ice to safely climb up into the tunnel where all the muck is. Instead we spent our time at bottom level taking some photos and exploring. The lights I used didn’t get very dirty at all, but still took a photo of them once home again:

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THIS…is the most glorious looking E12 I have ever seen. Glad it’s serving you so well. Such a cool, simple, and tough light. It always reminds me of the old school Fenix L1D Thumbs Up

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This is the greatest E12 I’ve ever seen. Glad it’s serving you so well. Such a simple and rugged light. E12 reminds me of the old L1D.

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This Fenix E12 has been an auto mechanic’s primary work light for over 3 years.

It’s been dropped onto concrete from head height countless times and just keeps working.

Gaffer tape around the tail provides a soft surface for biting. It also allows a pocket clip from a Nebo to fit snugly.



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