Very cool military case for my Acebeam K75

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Check out this military "precision instrument" case that I ran onto in an antique shop. Built like a tank, with heavy duty handles, corners & latches, piano hinge, and dovetail joints. I got it for a great price, being the negotiator that I am, because it had been possibly dropped or hit, and one of the joints was a little loose. I forced indoor / outdoor wood glue into the joint & clamped it, and reinforced around the joints inside with a hot glue gun, and it's probably stronger than it was when new. I added the stick on thick green felt to the feet and the top lid where a piece of foam had been. I figured I'd find some use for it at some point.

Well, look what fits PERFECTLY into it. My foam inserts from my Acebeam K75 box. It's a perfect case for that light when I go camping, etc.

It would be nice to get a spare set of foam in case mine wears out someday - I may contact Acebeam and see if they would provide a set of inserts or an empty box with them.

Check it out.

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Check out this military "precision instrument" case that I ran onto in an antique shop. Built like a tank, with heavy duty handles, corners & latches, piano hinge, and dovetail joints ...

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Imagine the discussion at the TSA security checkpoint, at the airport, next time you're flying:

TSA: "What's in the case, sir? A $15K mid-format camera with lens? A Ming vase?"
You: "My flashlight."
TSA: "Yeah right ..."

Cool looking box, though. I like it. :clap:
 

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Someone allegedly took a Led Lenser X21 or X21R through an AUS/NZ airport and it was thought to be a rocket launcher. It was taken apart and packaged as seprate pieces then returned to the owner upon arrival.
 

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Just be careful of ANY foam. That stuff looks like polyethylene foam which is pretty good, but polyurethane foam is known to breakdown into goo after a few years, the time varies a lot.
 

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Just be careful of ANY foam. That stuff looks like polyethylene foam which is pretty good, but polyurethane foam is known to breakdown into goo after a few years, the time varies a lot.

Thanks folks, and Louie, you are correct. I've seen the foam rubber material that has degraded into a tar like substance. In fact, the piece of foam inside the lid of the wooden box, where I attached the green felt, was on its way to that point. Seems like usually it's the more dense & dark colored foam in the instances that I've seen. When it starts getting less springy, it's starting to happen.

But in actuality, I really only use the wooden box for the light if I take it on a camping trip, etc., when I pack it into my camping trailer or the back of the truck.

For storing the light around the house, or putting it in & out of the vehicle for short excursions, I use a really nice padded canvas bag / case that Imalent makes for their larger lights. It has nice thick padding all the way around, including the ends, an inner zippered pocket, and 2 velcro straps inside to keep the light from falling out if you forget to zip it closed. It's easier to carry than the box, and has a shoulder strap if needed. The K75 fits perfectly into the bag, even with the extra metal handle attached. I paid $18.95 for the bag, and I highly recommend it. As an added bonus (after Imalent pissed me off), it makes me feel good every time I put a light from another company into their bag. Acebeam got the ~$350, and Imalent got the $18.95 - customer service matters. 😁

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