As I had mentioned in a previous thread, one method of etching produced a very nice, and different, appearance than the usual etching from ferric chloride. So, on my next Mokume Gane light, I decided to use this non-traditional etching technique--which reveals the crystalline structure on the surface:
You can clearly see what appear to be the various facets of the various metals. And when done deeply enough, one gets a decent texture as well:
If you look closely, at the top of the tail end, you can see the raised edges of the various metals--the nickel silver stands tall, since it is the hardest of the three metals.
So, now on to the light itself:
Light engine, lens, etc., are not installed yet, but this is the front of the light, albeit not quite bored out to match the McR-19XR reflector yet.
Couple of close-ups:
Since the MG-3 is ideally suited for driving an LED as hard as possible, due to the great thermal transfer ability of the copper, it will have a Cree XP-G R4 LED, a GD1000 driver and a 14500 Litium Ion battery. It will be O-ring sealed and have a mineral glass lens as well.