Found a photo of the Ash Flash lantern on the bay:I once bought a 2 AA or 2 AAA Bucklite from a backpacking store in The Little Apple. It looks like an Underwater Kinetics light. I imagine Buck Knives contracted with them to make it. The internals got all SNAFU, but I kept it, and it's here...somewhere. No idea where it is now.
Years ago I had an angle head light, I think it was a Garrity. It went SNAFU, also. I think I tossed it, finally, after giving up on fixing it. I think the angle head hinge broke or something.
When I was a boy, my scout troop sold stuff from a company called Tom Wat, to raise funds for summer camp, and one of the items was a small lantern, maybe a two D cell, from Ash Flash. Don't know where it is or if we still have it. Probably sold on a yard sale or thrown away years ago.
Yes, Varta is as German as it can be. Their alkaline AA batteries are the best ones available, test after test after test confirms this.It may be.