Every once in a while an oddball request comes along that I give in to.
This time, it was for a Ti AA light that had to have a McGizmo clip and have a multi-level driver. Simple enough, except that this guy wanted it within a month since he was heading to India to attend a wedding. For some reason, I said, "Sure, I'll do it." Perhaps it was his line that he didn't have any design in mind, so he'd leave that up to me.
As anyone who knows India even vaguely will attest, it is easy to see visions of gemstones, majestic buildings, and women dressed brightly and well endowed with gold and jewels. Aren't they all Indian Princesses? (Believe me I intend nothing derogatory by that comment, and if, perchance, I've offended anyone, I apologize in advance.)
Somehow, it all came together in time and this will be in the mail tomorrow to the world-traveller:
The obligatory Ti Clip.
A sparkling Khatod stippled reflector is installed.
Since the Princess is a twisty, that left room in the tailcap for a Tritium sphere! Why not?
When the angle is just right, the light sparkles off the dimples, a cheap version of bedazzling jewels.
I'm definitely expecting a photo of the Indian Princess at the Taj Mahal before too long.
My bad--I forgot to mention that Chip Valtakis was the anodizer that made this possible--especially within the time frame expected. Actually, I was intending to do a thread on how it was built, which would show the various stages of the light, including the anodizing as it came back from Chip. Maybe later. In the meantime, here are shots of the light as it came from Chip: