How do you mean “now” ? As far as I know most (if not all) Convoy designs are some better than average generic host picked by Simon and manufactured to his standard with Convoy logo and standard AMC drivers. No original designs as far as I understand. Correct me if I’m wrong.
You may well be right… I guess i haven’t been addicted to fl long enough to tell wether other Convoy lights have borrowed some existing design. In that particular case the two lights have exactly the same body, material and finish except for the dots/grooves. Honestly i don’t care. Just surprised.
Maybe Simon worked with them but BD lineup is stright up Dipper with proper logo : Dipper BD01 Dipper BD02 Dipper BD03
I believe those flashlights have many other names on chinese market - someone here gave some examples.
First version Convoy L2 was Dipper D19, current one probably as well. Didn’t researched L6 and know of no clones - but you see a pattern.
Having said that I still prefer Convoy anytime. Proven quality, reliable and even good looking western-centric logo(no chinese squiggles or chinglish)