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    Here's my contribution. Hand carved by yours truly. I do wood too. I have a detailed thread on the EDCforums if you're interested.

    The models below are with 145 Copper (99.5%). I use a dremel and a lot, A LOT, of TLC. The face is mirror polished and the head is rough sanded. The first few images were requested extra rough, with gouges and severe scoring to help detail the eventual patina. The lower pics show the standard rough sanding. The top pics also include a lanyard hole for knives or lights or whatever.







    Here are some others. Brass, Bronze, Copper.






    Brass, Copper.

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    Hi willydigger, very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    I suppose this belongs here:-

    "Dark Sucks" All copper light (18650 XM-L based with 3 iced blue tritiums in the tailcap)



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    Thanks to you people, I now have orders placed for a CopperPen and a Copper Tri-EDC. And I've been such a good boy lately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Hi willydigger, very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for the compliment. For those interested there is a sales thread over on CPFMarketplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Thanks to you people, I now have orders placed for a CopperPen and a Copper Tri-EDC. And I've been such a good boy lately...
    its all good ..... as long as you post pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Thanks to you people, I now have orders placed for a CopperPen and a Copper Tri-EDC. And I've been such a good boy lately...
    Looking forward to the pics!
    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    "Dark Sucks" All copper light (18650 XM-L based with 3 iced blue tritiums in the tailcap)
    I like it!
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    Heh. No doubt.

    EDIT: Pen showed up yesterday. Very nice craftsmanship. Looks like the manufacturer is Caran d'Ache. I like the way the ballpoint plunger works -- no ratcheting sound like you get with other brands of pens, perfectly smooth. I had to lube the mechanism inside the plunger, though; a couple tiny drops of Finish Line Fluoro Oil did the trick quite nicely, and shouldn't damage any plastic parts inside.

    I'll post some pics when my copper Tri-EDC shows up.
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    Okay, I lied, I'll post some pics of the pen *now*, and then maybe *again* after the Tri-EDC shows up.



    Have I mentioned I have absolutely no patience for the normal weathering process of copper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Okay, I lied, I'll post some pics of the pen *now*, and then maybe *again* after the Tri-EDC shows up.



    Have I mentioned I have absolutely no patience for the normal weathering process of copper?
    those look really good
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    Thanks. I need to get some pictures of it in sunlight, I can't seem to capture it's real appearance in photos. Maybe if I had MORE Hi-CRI Mules, with different tints, standing on tripods arranged around the target object...hmm...

    Anyway, the treatment was the same as on my Copper E2C Adaptor: thorough scrubbing, then soaking in brass blackener, then lightly scuffing with a green Scotch-Brite pad. For the pen I opted for crosshatched scuffing instead of circumferential scuffing, since the pen isn't round.

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    All the stuff you've been refinishing looks so much better with the aging process you've put them through. Pen was too shiny before, looks great now.
    Marduke - Solitaire...I've seen matches which are brighter AND have a longer runtime. 光陰矢の如し

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    Beautiful lights Jake!
    Here is a list of my lights.

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    Been waiting 9 months for the copper investigator pen to show in-stock on the Hinderer website.

    Guess what showed up today in the mail?


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    I also got a new toy today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jake royston View Post
    That TC-R2 looks pristine. Is that your spare or haven't you used it at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    That TC-R2 looks pristine. Is that your spare or haven't you used it at all?
    I used and carried it every day for about a month after I got it. I still carry it every now and then, but now I like to keep it I my pelican case where I know its safe. .
    I just polished it today!!!


    Where did you get that bezel for your TC-R2???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake royston View Post
    I used and carried it every day for about a month after I got it. I still carry it every now and then, but now I like to keep it I my pelican case where I know its safe. .
    I just polished it today!!!


    Where did you get that bezel for your TC-R2???
    BugOutGear sells it as an RRT-0 blunt bezel in stainless steel.

    What did you use to polish your TCR2? My car keys haven't been kind to the finish on mine and I wouldn't mind spiffying it up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake royston View Post
    I used and carried it every day for about a month after I got it. I still carry it every now and then, but now I like to keep it I my pelican case where I know its safe. .
    Bah. I've carried mine almost every day since January 2011; that way it's in my pocket, where I know it's safe.

    Quote Originally Posted by jake royston View Post
    Where did you get that bezel for your TC-R2???
    It's the "Mini Blunt Bezel" for the RRT-0. It needs some sanding around the cut edges to make it pocket-friendly, but it's a good add-on so I can tell when I've set the light down without shutting it off.


    Quote Originally Posted by calipsoii View Post
    What did you use to polish your TCR2? My car keys haven't been kind to the finish on mine and I wouldn't mind spiffying it up a bit.
    I use the red polish that comes with the Dremel polishing kit. I use a lighter to melt a bit of the polish, then I smear it on a heavy-duty paper towel, then I twist the paper towel around the light. It works like a charm and it preserves the circumferential machining lines on lights that weren't mirror-polished from the factory. (if I wanted to get rid of the machining lines, first I would sand along the length of the light, then sand in an orbital pattern, then polish circumferentially.)

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    ...and here's the Tri-EDC after antiquing:





    The scuff marks will blend in with the antiquing after a few weeks, much like the pen and the E2C adaptor have already done.

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    Well, this thread died.

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    I know, I hate to see a good thread die.......

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    Im sure theres some more copper out there some where, just there arent alot of new copper products. I look around for new and interesting copper stuff, just haven't seen anything lately.

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    Somewhere I have a small lump of native copper. I wonder if I can find it...

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    No one find anything new for me to buy? Love the copper stuff. Just ordered 2 maratac Cu v2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rees View Post
    No one find anything new for me to buy? Love the copper stuff. Just ordered 2 maratac Cu v2!
    Thanks for the heads up, just ordered 2 copper Maratacs.

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    I GOT ONE! I made a special mini Villain skull bead for it. Perfect match, awesome combo. The copper is beautiful.



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    Here are a couple recent pics to revive a cool thread.

    Copper Villain next to a mini Brass Villain.


    Here are a couple shots of my new Spartan design. This is a mini in 101 copper.


    A couple close ups.




    Another size comparison. A Wenge Villain, mini Copper Spartan, and a Cocobolo Spartan.

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