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    Arrow Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Hello Everyone,

    I have been wanting to make a light out of Mokume for the past 5 years. I just could not get over the cost of the material. The larger diameters start to get really expensive. I just ordered a small piece of 3-metal Mokume (Copper, Brass, Nickel-Silver) to make a new Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light. This will be the first Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light produced so why not make it out of Mokume. I am thinking the depths of the dragon cuts will look nice with Mokume metal.

    I am only going to have enough material for two lights if nothing goes wrong during the machining operations.

    The lucky person to get the light will have a couple LED options. Triple XP-L HI, or Single XP-L HI. The single XP-L HI is my favorite setup right now. It has a nice spill with a really nice throw with the 20mm optic. The XP-L HI seems to throw like the XP-G2.

    The prices on the Mokume Gane are as follows:
    Dragon 18350 Turbo single XP-L HI $1279.95
    Dragon 18350 Turbo triple XP-L HI $1299.95

    These will be sold by RMSK.
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    Pictures as the light progresses!

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Count me in for one of those lights, Chris!

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    I bet it be amazing! Can I ask what the ballpark price will be? Or is it a case of, "if you have to ask you can't afford it"?

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Can't wait to check it out!

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    We are not sure of the price yet until production but it will be expensive. The cost of the metal alone in each light is over $500.
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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Of course I want one

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    I am ordering more material to make a couple more lights. It will be June before the new material comes in.

    I will update this thread with pictures as things progress.

    Once these are machined they will be sold thru Bob (RMSK)
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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Look what USPS dropped off in the mail.

    WARNING: Low quality cell phone pics below under cool white fluorescent lighting.........



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    Nice!

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Wowww.. Count me in please... Is there any length difference in the single and triple emitter?

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    The Ultra-Lux is an outstanding light. The triple in any of the current metals is a real treat.

    The mokume should be a winner for sure!
    Thanks, CPF!

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    There is no difference in length between the single emitter units and the triples
    Thanks
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    I'm interested in a little brother for my PR26650 SST 90 light. Mokume gane
    e is a real favorite of mine.

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    That is going to be outstanding.
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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    It looks to be something very special!

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    The prices on the Mokume Gane are as follows:
    18350 Turbo single XP-L HI $1279.95
    18350 Turbo triple XP-L HI $1299.95
    We will post the pictures when available.
    Any questions just call the number below.
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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    I wanted to get some feedback on which way the milled cuts on the front (Head) of the light looks best. I am only doing one of the two. First picture is with the cuts getting deeper toward the front and the 2nd picture is with the cuts getting deeper towards the back. So I am wanting to get your opinion. I prefer picture 1. Cuts getting deeper towards the front. This picture is still missing the crenelated Bezel. I just wanted to get feedback on the body before machining the Mokume.

    Please let me know your thoughts?

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    PICTURE 2
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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    1. Forward motion for sure.

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    So many lights have teardrop "forward" ... I kind of like Picture #2 as something different
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    While #2 is interesting as something different, the forward motion is more aesthetically balanced.

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    Picture #1 looks more pleasing.

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    I would imagine they also look different in person. I am really liking Pic 1 too. I am not sure how to say it.............it seems to "balance" out the machining. If that even makes sense.

    What about matching machine slots in the tail cap? Sorta reminds me of a pool cue.
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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    I was thinking if the "points" of the teardrops lined up exactly with the "points" of the crenellations ... that might look cool
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    How about neither. Dragon pattern on the head and tail also.

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    1.

    2 looks a bit odd by itself, but might work in an alternating 1,2 pattern.

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    Hi Chris I would absolutely! want a mokume light.

    Would go with Picture # 1, just looks better that way

    Love the Dragon Pattern.
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    Picture No. 1
    Thanks, CPF!

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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Quote Originally Posted by Str8stroke View Post
    What about matching machine slots in the tail cap? Sorta reminds me of a pool cue.
    I will see how it looks with matching tail cuts that the head has. Not sure which way to do the tear drops in the tail. I will machine them both ways and see which way looks best.

    I will be machining the 18350 Mokume body tomorrow.
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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Quote Originally Posted by eraursls1984 View Post
    How about neither. Dragon pattern on the head and tail also.
    I wish I could but there is not enough material mass to do the dragon pattern on the front. The tail cap doesn't have enough surface area to machine the dragon pattern.
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    Default Re: Mokume Gane Ultra-Lux 18350 Dragon light!

    Quote Originally Posted by Father Azmodius View Post
    1.

    2 looks a bit odd by itself, but might work in an alternating 1,2 pattern.
    I thought about this as well. I am just going to stick with the top one for now. I will have enough material for only two lights. I have ordered more but it won't be ready till Mid June. I am hoping for sooner. I am only able to get two lights out of a bar.
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