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    I have slowly eased into the flashlight world...olight, zebra, fenix lights, but WHO are the custom makers? It seems like the marketing for custom flashlights is more subdued than custom/midtech knife makers. Who are the top 10 custom flashlight makers (assuming there are 10...) in your humble opinions?

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    Hello @FireString85 ... your post above is approved, but this thread has been moved into the "Custom Flashlight" forum

    The other sub-forums listed here may provide you with a reasonable starting list ...
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    I'm not sure we need a bunch of links in this thread ....

    Let's just keep it to discussion, since a quick search (either on CPF specifically, or the Web generally) should make it easy to find most of the makers who will be mentioned here. Thanks!
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    Charlie
    Don
    Matt
    Wayne
    Robyn
    Chris
    Dave
    Mac
    Fred
    Tom
    Craig
    Vinh
    Jeff
    Michael
    Jason
    Guy
    Lan
    Brian
    Yitsan
    Yuri
    Jeff
    Enrique
    Wayne
    Devin
    Tarik

    All I got so far... I'm still new here.
    Last edited by wimmer21; 04-19-2017 at 04:01 PM.

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    The slightly amazing thing is that I think I know exactly who you mean with each one of those you listed above
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    The slightly amazing thing is that I think I know exactly who you mean with each one of those you listed above
    Haha that's pretty cool... I should have put Charlie on there too, even though I don't know for sure if he's even still alive.

    There's one name on there who isn't well known here, I don't think. Brian (kyfishguy) builds custom mags. I have two of them on order.

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    There are a few more older makers you're missing, but that is actually a surprisingly comprehensive list ....
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    I cant believe i dont see Tarik


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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    I cant believe i dont see Tarik

    Who is that and how do I get one of his lights?

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    Maybe a Tana triple for a surefire(or quad) , maybe send your gizmo off for a triple........

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    maybe we should differentiate between the makers and the modders. I wouldn't consider Vinh a custom flashlight maker, rather a custom modder.

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    My list is just for fun... if that's even what you're referring to. Either way I personally do consider Vinh a custom builder. I mean he's obviously a modder, but some of his latest work is so extremely custom I think of him as a modder/custom builder.

    If starting with a host built by someone else is the absolute critical criteria used to distinguish a modder from a custom builder, then fair enough. Someone more experienced than myself could likely provide a more educated answer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimmer21 View Post
    Who is that and how do I get one of his lights?
    Ooohhh.... Tarik is Tana! I planned on putting him on my list but I didn't know his real first name... and I already had a theme going. lol

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    This list is of no help! I know like 6 of those

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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    I'm not sure we need a bunch of links in this thread ....

    Let's just keep it to discussion, since a quick search (either on CPF specifically, or the Web generally) should make it easy to find most of the makers who will be mentioned here. Thanks!
    As someone new to CPF, this list is not really helpful. Links would be nice or at least their CPF usernames. I've noticed a lot of these guys make lights in batches and don't really do single custom orders or they're just not that active in the forum. For people that have been here for years it might seem like a redundant resource, but there really isn't a consolidated list. And a "quick" search on both CPF and google does not make it easy to find the type of maker that one would be looking for, at least not on a first name basis.

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    The link provided above to this forum (where this thread ended up) is really the best place to start. The makers with the subforums are the more established maker/modders, then us little guys just have threads in the main forum topics here...

    I'm new to full on maker status, but have been around a while with some mods/upgrades. So I'm not on Steve's list

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    I think the point was that any list of this sort will be in constant flux, but active custom makers / modders will already have threads and/or subforums of their own.
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    Lets build out wimmer21's list and turn it into a puzzle... I thought I knew a bunch of the mods... very disappointed in my how few I could match...

    Charlie
    Don - McGizmo
    Matt
    Wayne [J] - electrolumens

    Robyn - Peak Led
    Chris
    Dave
    Mac - Mac's Customs. (Out of the business and took other CPF members $ with him...)
    Fred
    Tom
    Craig - The LED Museum?
    Vinh - Vinh's custom mods (
    Vinhnguyen54)
    Jeff
    Michael
    Jason
    Guy
    Lan
    Brian
    Yitsan
    Yuri
    Jeff
    Enrique - Muyshondt
    Wayne - Sandwich Shoppe
    Devin
    Tarik - Fivemega?


    Last edited by Illumination; 05-20-2019 at 10:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illumination View Post
    Lets build out wimmer21's list and turn it into a puzzle... I thought I knew a bunch of the mods... very disappointed in my how few I could match....
    Yes, a fun challenge.

    While many makers are well known here by their full name, some may not have posted that information in the open forums.

    Please just use their brand or business name or CPF handle in this thread, thanks.
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    Matt is Adventure Sport
    Dave is Cool Fall
    Fred is PhotonFanatic
    Tom is Moddoo
    One if the Jeffs is Okluma
    Jason is Prometheus/Dark Sucks
    Guy is MBI

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    Never mind

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    Yuri is Luter. The other Jeff is Hanko Machine Works.

    What about Richard--RPM?
    Last edited by troutpool; 05-20-2019 at 08:15 PM.

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    Updated and augmented... keep em coming! Lots of great history, artistry and innovation here...

    Charlie
    Don - McGizmo
    Matt - Adventure Sport
    Wayne [J] - electrolumens

    Robyn - Peak Led
    Chris
    Dave - Cool Fall
    Mac - Mac's Customs. (Out of the business and took other CPF members $ with him...)
    Fred -
    PhotonFanatic
    Tom - Moddoo
    Craig - The LED Museum?
    Vinh - Vinh's custom mods (
    Vinhnguyen54)
    Jeff -
    Okluma
    Michael
    Jason -
    Prometheus/Dark Sucks
    Guy - MBI
    Lan
    Brian - Mirage Man???
    Yitsan
    Yuri -
    Luter
    Jeff -
    Hanko Machine Works
    Enrique - Muyshondt
    Wayne - Sandwich Shoppe
    Devin
    Tarik - Fivemega
    ----
    Richard--RPM ? ?

    Steve K - Veleno
    Scott - Milkyspit (Milky Mods)


    Some other customs I remember... not sure if they tie to named above...
    Tranquility Base ???

    Last edited by Illumination; 05-20-2019 at 11:13 PM.
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    Chris - TnC
    Tarik - Tana
    Varooj - Fivemega
    Devin - SigmaCustoms
    Mickey - BratGuyEnterprises

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    Yitsan- Tain?
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