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    roguesw ... nope, they won't leave my house, ever. It is, like you said, because they are true CPF history. And it is always funny to see how a onc bad-ass light is now outgunned and destroyed by a measly little 1x123 el cheapo light

    Stillphoto ... this could be a chrome-plated prototype reflector. If it is, you won't see much of those around.
    You might wanna read the auction thread again ... IIRC there was one light listed with such a reflector.
    Works very well with a LuxV btw, smooth spot and no donut.
    Not that we needed a LuxV anymore ....

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    This Ti A19 Host is originally from erin.
    I really like the design and the knurling really caught my eyes.


    But somehow, I felt it is not right when I hold it in my hand. Knurling provides good grip, but I guess I can't stand it, especially when it's Ti's.

    So, a little modification done, and now it is born again in my preferrance.
    It looks like this now.



    Now, I got that smooth touch just like McGizmo.
    With Bitz converter based R2 LE by wonderful modder CPFer ROK, I guess this is the only one in existence !

    Last edited by octaf; 10-10-2008 at 07:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop View Post
    I have a dive light my dad made from PVC pipes back in the 80s. It has a lens almost 1/2" thick, external batterypack and a magnetic switching ring.
    What, no pics???

    This is an amazing thread! I can't believe all the cool lights on here!

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    Nice lights you have octaf...
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    Octaf,

    Sweet

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    While many of the lights made by CPF'er Katokichi were very limited production runs (he made them all on his own manual lathe), there are only one or two Titanium lights that he made. Fortunately, I managed to buy one of them a few years back, thanks to some help from a friend, and customer, in Japan, who graciously acted as intermediary and facilitated the deal(s).

    Here is photo of what could be the only two Ti pieces that Katokichi made:



    The one in the foreground is a CR2, the one in the back, which I own, is a CR123 light.

    And while not quite as rare, this custom anodized KI light is pretty wonderful--it has the best finish that I've ever seen on an anodized light. I think that only a handful were produced.

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    Thanks toby and bf1 for your kind words !
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    Hello, PhotonFanatic !
    You really have beautiful lights there !
    light your lite . ...

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    Man talk about a fantasy thread to make any flashaholic go mad with desire...some very incredible lights to say the least. The snakeskin mod is oddly facinating to me and I wonder how we have gone this long without seeing this odd but very cool light.

    Sigman that one of one light is simply amazing and it makes me laugh to hear that Larry called it a POS....yeah whatever....we all wish we had one.

    This thread has brought back many old memories and we really do have many members here with some very valuable lights.

    I also really like that custom CR2 GreenLED has....only two made.....man what a light to have. And those Arc-AA lug styles still just do something to me....always have liked those.
    Is that an ARC in your pocket or are you just small like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    While many of the lights made by CPF'er Katokichi were very limited production runs (he made them all on his own manual lathe), there are only one or two Titanium lights that he made. Fortunately, I managed to buy one of them a few years back, thanks to some help from a friend, and customer, in Japan, who graciously acted as intermediary and facilitated the deal(s).

    Here is photo of what could be the only two Ti pieces that Katokichi made:



    The one in the foreground is a CR2, the one in the back, which I own, is a CR123 light.

    And while not quite as rare, this custom anodized KI light is pretty wonderful--it has the best finish that I've ever seen on an anodized light. I think that only a handful were produced.

    Shore are some purdy lights there Fred!!


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    Wow!

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    Would you consider a McGizmo Ti LunaSol 27 an extremely rare light?


    How about a Ti LunaSol 27 with a McClicky switch? Would that be rare?


    What if all of that is in a Ti 2AA body?




    Or a PD converted to a clicky?










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    Great combination, jag !!!
    It's definitely a unique piece !!!
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    Wow very nice AA-body
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    I don't know if this qualifies but, i guarantee no one has one like it



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    Quote Originally Posted by copperfox View Post
    Bernie, this is one of the best looking flashlights I've ever seen. The overall body shape is fantastic. Very nice!
    I actually find the alph and the HD45 to be better looking lights than the 27LT and the PDs, but the price tag is @#$%

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    I think the Alephs, especially 1 and 3, and the HD45, are the best looking flashlights Don has designed.

    Their outputs are no slouches, either.

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    Mac's Full Custom P7 Mag. i dont have one in my hands yet but it is ordered. i believe that there are less than five made so i think it qualifies. cant wait until i get this beauty.

    Last edited by hamheart; 10-22-2008 at 04:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post



    This 1 of 1 prototype by McGizmo is the predecessor of the LunaSol lights with a LuxV in the center and a switching collar.
    It is about 5 years old and some really cool CPF history. I got it in one of Don's garage auctions.

    i LOVE this light. how can i create a light that kinda looks like this, using current parts? ie whats a close head, body and tailcap? thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopleHead View Post
    i LOVE this light. how can i create a light that kinda looks like this, using current parts? ie whats a close head, body and tailcap? thanks all

    The body is a standard Aleph 2x123 body, shoudl be easy to find.

    The tailpac is a McTC cap with a McCLicky ... just as common.

    The head though, it is a one-off based on the McLux-PR/T head, but larger with a rotating delrin collar to switch modes. It is the only one in existence IIRC.

    This is pure and perfect history. Performance-wise, the 6 3mm Nichias are annihilated by one Photon Freedom with the GS and the LuxV (U-bin, hold on to the ride! ) is bested by abny standard Seoul or Cree light. On 1x123.

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    All I can say is Wow! Need a second job... the custom finish Novatacs are incredible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post
    Not that we needed a LuxV anymore ....
    blasphemy! LuxV has its place in flashlights for those who live in frigid conditions who needs both a high intensity light and a high intensity hand warmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illum_the_nation View Post
    blasphemy! LuxV has its place in flashlights for those who live in frigid conditions who needs both a high intensity light and a high intensity hand warmer
    Incan might be a better solution for a hand warmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post
    The body is a standard Aleph 2x123 body, shoudl be easy to find.

    The tailpac is a McTC cap with a McCLicky ... just as common.

    bernie

    thanks much for the info!

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    cant believe you sold this Queen...
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    I can't believe b@rt made an impression on the queen
    the b@rt sceptre scores a funny in my book

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    Quote Originally Posted by griff View Post
    The Griffin This is the light that started it
    I have been here reading for many years and have seen many flashlight but every time I see this Griffin, I am just silent in awe, I think it is absolutely the most beautiful light I have ever seen. I think I have been staring at this picture for 5 minutes now

    Stunning! I hope you still have it.
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    Not sure how many of each-but few.


    Old-Style Maglite C & D switches for sale:
    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...d.php?t=165903


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