Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80's (The Brute)

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Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

would like to find a photo of this rugged light.
 

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

I thought that I'd seen one about a week ago, but couldn't retrace my steps with the short "History" duration I have the browser set to.

Is it anything like the "Ultra Brute"?
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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

I had one but discovered it didn't like gasoline much...

As I recall, it was black plastic that had longitudinal ribs about 3/32 wide spaced about 1/4 inch apart (i.e. more hole than rib). It had a slide switch with a white button. RayOVac, right?

Sorry, no pic no lite.

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

I still have one, though I lost the endcap switch. No pics, unfortunately. Cold Steel sold it for a while, then US Cavalry picked it up for a while.

It was a 7xAA light, aluminum flashlight with very thick walls, purposely made heavy to function as a heavier weapon. QA wasn't the best, by all reports.

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

Joe is correct. This is a metal bodied light, not a plastic light. It is long and realatively thin for its length. Was distributed by Cold Steel and US Cavalry.
 

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

Oh, I remember those now. Wasn't what I thought it was.

Didn't they sell those through Cutlery Shoppe as well?
 

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

You know, I loved the concept of that light. 7AAs can get you a very bright light. Plus, as a backup striking weapon, it was second to none is flashlight land. Aside from being a good weight, it was thin enough in diameter to actually be easy to hold onto.

Aside from QA, the other problem was the "tactical-style" end switch. Shoulda been more like Maglite style.

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

What kinda chickenfeces flashlightoholic outfit is this? Sheesh!
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Seeing as Webshots doesn't allow direct image linking anymore the best I can do is give you this LINK
 

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

rycen:

The light they are talking about may be the one that fits the odd extention tube I sent you.
 

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

Does anyone know if this flashlight is still commercially available? I'm also wondering if Cold Steel stopped selling it, because it didn't meet their quality levels.

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

Well I do not have that one but I have something similar.It is a 7C cell Kel lite,I guess that would be the big brute.
 

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rycen: The brute has such thick aluminum walls -- at least double that of your Kel lite -- that the Brute is actually the heavier of the brothers! I have a 6C Maglite that I use in place of my Brute, though it's a little too short. Are those 7C Kel lites still around, and if so, any idea where I can get them?

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

I do not know of a place to get them.I got mine a long time ago,better beam than mag too.
 

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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

Originally posted by Joe Talmadge:
rycen: The brute has such thick aluminum walls -- at least double that of your Kel lite -- that the Brute is actually the heavier of the brothers! I have a 6C Maglite that I use in place of my Brute, though it's a little too short. Are those 7C Kel lites still around, and if so, any idea where I can get them?

Joe
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">You can ridiculously easily make a 6D Mag into a 7C.... my 6D was two 3D early 80's Rayovac Mag-Like lights with fixed focus. With 7Cs it throws a bright and remarkably smooth beam.
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Re: Anyone have a photo or link to a picture of a flashlight from the 80\'s (The Brute)

Yes, but I think in this case, it's obvious there's a self-defense undertone; that's what the Brute was all about. D-lights, because of how thick they are, are IMO a way inferior choice to a C-based light for this purpose. In short, a 6-C light is way better than any D-based light(whether or not that light has been converted to use C batteries).

Joe
 
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