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    Mine just got here, very unique piece. Will post more later.

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    Beamhead,

    Thanks for that photo - now I finally understand the bezel possibilities!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightlover View Post

    Thanks for that photo - now I finally understand the bezel possibilities!
    Here is an option not mentioned yet, so I'll call it the "B.A.N." option (Buck A$$ Nekkid )

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    Pretty! Pretty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamhead View Post
    .... very unique piece. Will post more later.
    Waiting keenly, Sir Beamhead ...

    lumenati - aint't it just so!

    (I don't even like lights less than 120mm L ...)
    Last edited by lightlover; 11-21-2015 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Always ............ (I don't ever think I made myself clear)
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    Initial impressions:

    Like jewelry
    Hefty little booger, the grade of Ti is on par with much more expensive lights
    The interface is easy (just confirmed medium can be saved if locked out from medium)
    The beam is very nice
    Bright
    I like the switch

    more to come..................
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    Technical Difficulties! See below.
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    I previewed my pic and I realize it is too large but I do not know how to reduce it! That being said... I love this little light! It is far and away my favorite of all. I like everything about it! Exceptional in every way! Thanks Foursevens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumenati View Post
    I love this little light! It is far and away my favorite of all. I like everything about it! Exceptional in every way! Thanks Foursevens!
    and PK!



    lumenati shared my feelings, after spending the better part of the day with a couple of these they WENT YARD!
    The thing I like best is most newer single 123 based lights are designed to run Li-Ion so on primaries you get a respectable but lower lumen output of 190-250, well the Paladin gives 450 on a primary. And if you are so inclined even greater output on Li-Ion.
    Medium is rated at 100 lumens but seems brighter to me. The beam is flawless and very useful, it is not a thrower but that is to be expected with a light this size.
    Fit and finish are impeccable and with all the different colored accessories and options IMHO it is masterful marketing as you can personalize your Knight/Paladin.
    I tip my hat to both 47's and PK!
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    Can't wait to get my hands on one of these, but I fear it won't be enough to get just one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4sevens View Post
    Thud: you have pm

    Beamhead: here is a picture of yours



    Unfortunately the permanent marker is no match for the pvd coating. It doesn't stick.

    I made a quick count of the various revisions on my desk - here is what I have so far:

    R1 3
    R2 11
    R3 3
    R4 3

    None of the protos are guaranteed to work. They are just pieces of history. R1 and R2 do not have threads in the front. R3 and R4 do.

    I will likely keep one of each revision.

    Why not just engrave them like Gene Malkoff does, not perfect, but permanent and still very cool, you could just initial them.
    I like makers marks on items, it adds a nice touch to things. Some of the most prolific works art of the great masters from the past have awful signatures, again, I see that as great.

    Sometimes people ask me to sign and date my photos, and there is no way you could ever make anything out of my signature or initials. On some of my custom knives, I have has the maker sign the back, of the scales - just for fun, and a little resale value.

    Or for lights you could use the pens that are paint, that would hold up much better if all you did was display it.

    Just a couple of ideas if you want this stuff to last for historical purposes.

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    I compared the brightness of my Paladin with a primary to a 500 ANSI lumen light and it is brighter. With a fully charged 16340 it is much brighter. Now I wonder if with an IMR16340 it would be brighter still.

    This Paladin is the only light that I have put on my Facebook page and surprisingly it has gotten more likes and comments than anything else I have put up. No argument here. It is a very sweet little light, which is what motivated me to post it.

    Congratulations Beamhead! A gold prototype of the Paladin is very unique - of a light that is very unique and limited to begin with! Thanks, Foursevens for putting the prototypes out there and making it even more fun for collectors! Cheers!
    Last edited by lumenati; 11-22-2015 at 06:57 PM.

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    Sorry for late check-in.
    I will share inside view of it for now.
    Perhaps, you can see how low profile my new design "TAC-O-CLICK TM" switch is.
    It works like SF tactical switch, but few difference.
    1. This switch has a TACTO feeling when you push it that let you know you have pushed button. (confirmation/confident)
    2. Unscrew back gives you disable, but tailcap does not comes out. (no loose part)
    3. No rubber button that wears and tears. the whole tailcap itself is a switch.
    Hope you can enjoy! Cheers~

    Sorry, I don't do cpf email/message. Please email me at pk@pkdesignlab.com or post it on my Facebook.

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    Hmm, I hope that's ^ not Beamhead's Goldie that PK cut in half.

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    Foursevens has done it again (With the PK assist, of course!)

    I really thought I was was out of the flashlight game, but one look at the Paladin changed that. Now, it'll be giving my neutral white SS Preon ReVO a run for its money via a vis pocket time. What can I say, it looks even better in person and works exactly as advertised. I couldn't be happier.

    Folks, this is a very special light.

    Regards,
    Adam

    PS - Any chance I can send it back and have it numbered?
    Last edited by craniotes; 11-23-2015 at 02:29 PM.

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    I think this may be the light that finally retires my edc arc 6....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamhead View Post
    Initial impressions: ...... Like jewelry .... Hefty ..... I like the switch
    more to come..................
    Beamhead -
    like jewelry AND hefty?
    Plus, any further thoughts on the switch "mechanism"?

    Is this a new paradigm of momentary?
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    Just got mine today and it's awesome. My switch is squeaky though when screwing it back and forth. Can i spray some kinda lubricant in between the body and switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Marin View Post
    Just got mine today and it's awesome. My switch is squeaky though when screwing it back and forth. Can i spray some kinda lubricant in between the body and switch?
    Yes you can. matter of fact, it is recommended. Nygel is good

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    Perect now! Thanks for the quick response pk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose Marin View Post
    Just got mine today and it's awesome. My switch is squeaky though when screwing it back and forth. Can i spray some kinda lubricant in between the body and switch?
    Do you mean lube the internals of the switch?
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    Hell, now I might have to order a blue Paladin and Knight user.

    Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craniotes View Post
    Hell, now I might have to order a blue Paladin and Knight user.
    I'm afraid that thought crossed my mind too!

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    Default Re: #1 FOURSEVENS Knight and Paladin - PK collaboration!

    * Additional info about how switch works:
    Tailcap threads are loose enough to allow the tailcap to travel and act as the momentary switch when pressed, and constant-on switch when twisted tight.
    But Not loose in DIAMETER. just ACME thread gaps are controlled precision tightly and retained. You would not feel loose thread feeling at any time due to internal spring load.
    Does it makes sense? well. hope it helps..
    Cheers

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    Default Re: #1 FOURSEVENS Knight and Paladin - PK collaboration!

    These are truly remarkable. Pictures do not do them justice. The PKs (Paladins and Knights, a coincidence on the acronym?) take a little getting used to because of their small size. They are miniatures! Same length as an S1 but with a little more girth. I bought a full set and now I am thinking I need to double up. Of course they are really bright so a Knight user will not let you down.

    Replacing the battery requires extra care. While unscrewing the body, you end up unscrewing the bezel or the crown.

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    I LOVE my Blue Paladin! and its so small, as said before it has girth, but its shorter than a... well almost everything
    Maratac AAA? Yup shorter - but its thicker you say
    DS Firefly CR2? YEAH! still shorter and not much thicker
    I think the Atom A0 is the only light I have that is smaller and my only other Ti light.
    I think the Paladin is going to hide in my jeans 5th pocket along with the chapstick(still shorter).
    Thanks to the lock out Tact-O-Click I'm not worried about setting my pants on fire

    PK nice trick keeping the threads out of the conducting path, and keeping the Ti threads from feeling gritty in the tailcap, and an audible "click" its the most unique piece of engineering I own
    Oh and David you do good work too. Heres a pocket dump taken with the phone


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    I just received my Paladin and it really is nicer in person then in pictures. I too am curious how to lube the switch side because there is no way to clean it without disassembling it. Though hopefully grease would improve the dirt barrier. I was going to use the super lube grease (non silicone) unless someone tells me other wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamhead View Post
    Do you mean lube the internals of the switch?
    I sprayed a little bit of wd40 silicone right underneath the tail cap, so yes the internals

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    wow, that cut away pic really shows the thought behind the tailcap. at first I had just assumed that it basically acted like a surefire tail that was screwed until almost on, when you can push on the tailcap itself and not the switch boot for momentary. or maybe just a "lets keep the threads a little sloppy" to make the momentary easier. that's my fault for assuming! glad that picture was posted as well as user comments. wouldn't mind seeing this kind of tail on a few more lights...

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    Default Re: #1 FOURSEVENS Knight and Paladin - PK collaboration!

    Quote Originally Posted by nein166 View Post
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    Thanks to the lock out Tact-O-Click I'm not worried about setting my pants on fire

    PK nice trick keeping the threads out of the conducting path, and keeping the Ti threads from feeling gritty in the tailcap, and an audible "click" its the most unique piece of engineering I own...
    I think you have understood full essence of this light is all about.
    I don't think I can design any better and smaller then this Tact-O-Click switch any day soon.. hahaha

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