my brass..some are littered throughout the house/on keychains so not in pic.
my favorites are:
EX10 modded Caribbean w/high cri seoul (EDC #2)
HA/Brass Combo Pacific w/ mad max+,mcr16s, ucl, 2 mode, high cri(EDC #3)
2xAA Rainier w/high cri seoul, DD with energizer liths, 2 mode.
de-knurled/polished matterhorn w/high cri seoul(on my keychain)
IMR Seoul P7 Rainiers - one has bi-flupic, other has a 2500mah 3 mode
Mac's Brass SST-50 EDC Neutral-1400mah-ti clip
Shasta N cell Pocket single snow led - so tiny
Pacific CR2 Pocket high cri seoul
McKinley 7 led snow
I just came across this lovely brass FireFly II set which I forgot to include in my group shot:
CR2 and 123 bodies with 2-stage switches in each.
I hope to upgrade this with a warm emitter and replace the optic with a flood reflector.
Last edited by donn_; 08-23-2010 at 05:16 AM.
How I wish I could keep brass from tarnishing. Maybe I should buy another brass Peak and try anodizing it, to see if I can build up an oxide layer thick enough that I'd never be able to wear it off.
Goddard's Brass & Copper Polish
It claims to maintain the shine for a long time and inhibit re-tarnishing. I find that I only need to re-apply it very occasionally.
Rather unusually, this is a British product!
Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine
Beautiful flashlights. I didn't know brass would have such a wonderful finish. I bet that was expensive to lathe.
I got only one brass electrical torch and after a few hours playing with it, i realized that i liked it tarnished.
You already get a Mac's Ti SST-50 EDC so you probably know that the hand-feeling of the matte finish is really nice.
I played with and turned the EDC in my hands during a few hours (not continuously ) and with slightly sweaty hands, it tarnished very quicly.
I was a little bit disappointed, in fact more surprised than disappointed because i didn't expect that it could occur so quickly, i was worrying to have to de-tarnish it very often.
It was so shinny when i received it a few hours before.
But the next day i forgot how it was "out of the box" and realized that i really prefered it tarnished.
It is still very shinny under the pocket clip.
Send me your brass lights, my hand's sweat is magic.
It is so good looking tarnished probably because of the special Mac's finish, you know those very thin "scratches" that provide this very special grip.
Last edited by palimpsest; 10-11-2010 at 12:40 PM.
Dunno if this counts since I ended up selling it, but here's a pic of the only brass flashlight part I've owned in the past year or so:
After a week of accelerated tarnishing with saltwater and humid Southern air:
After 5 minutes of soaking, washing, and re-soaking in a brass-blackener solution:
Last edited by fyrstormer; 08-29-2011 at 04:03 PM.
Best way to keep brass from tarnishing is to plate it with 24K gold. Looks even better than polished and surprisingly inexpensive.
My Mods.. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...5&postcount=78
Hobby only, I don't do custom mods as a service, thanks for understanding.
Beautifull lights, I don't have any brass ones but I have brass oil lamps and they're a bugger to polish. When I got them they were black, I didn't realise one of them was brass at first it was so bad, it had been left in a cold damp barn for 30 years. Spent several days polishing with brasso but the results were worth it. I'm going to have to find out how to post pictures
Great picture essexman, I'm going to look for one of those on eBay, it would complement my miners safety lamp nicely.
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about tint colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
~Sir Winston Churchill
that tarnished EDC... beautiful.
The switch on these is a little odd. They have a spring fitted, press down to make contact, then you have to screw the knob round whilst in the on position to lock it on.
Bribo, those are beautiful lights. Hand made by yourself?
Can we have more details please?
They remind me of the Lummi Wee in design, but its hard to see the scale properly.
I'll have to bribe you for one.
Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine
How much did you pay for yours? The one I was watching was £26.99, seems a bit expensive but for all I know they could be worth that much.
I will also install some trits when I get a chance.
- smaller (thats paracord in the photo for reference) the diameter of the small tube is a little less than 1/2"
- aspheric lense for throw
- qtc pill behind a rare earth magnet for durable & variable output
- brass tailcap for bling
- twice as bright on max (direct drive...no resistor except for QTC)
Ill post some photos of the guts in a bit.
thanks for the feedback
Last edited by Bribo; 10-09-2011 at 08:22 AM.
Beautiful Brass! I just love the worn look of tarnished brass, copper, etc. Something different from the mass of black ano'd lights out there.
Some really nice pieces in this thread,
Bribo loving the pendant light.
Here's my effort
Now that is cool. What brass blackener did you use for that? It look gorgeous!
I don't know if this counts but I made a brass light I carried on me for awhile until my switch went XD
Have a look:
I designed it to be more of a prop, basing it on the Sonic Screwdriver from Doctor Who but it's still pretty bright and made a great flashlight.
Here's a shot of my second attempt:
And some shots of others I built as well:
Though that last one isn't done yet XD