Flashlight fetish

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  1. Manual Slim

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    Those things are great!
     
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    Oh man.
    I'm a nut for flashlights.
    The brighter the better.

    And pocket knives.
    The sharper and lighter the better.

    From bottom to top,
    * Benchmade 154CM switch-blade
    * Fenix E35EU 1,000 Lumen tactical flashlight
    * Schrade switch-blade
    * Energizer 1,300 Lumen flashlight
    * Coleman 100 Lumen flashlight
    * Knives Of Alaska Featherlight Hunter pocket knife (brand new)

    I love, love, love that newest pocket knife.

    I have about another dozen high-lumen flashlights and droplights hanging up in the kitchen and the garage.
    These were just those I had nearby in hand.

    Okay, I'm gonna shut up now.
    :(

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    My every day items include a 4sevens quark tactical qt2l-x. It's been with me for about 8 years. Great battery life. Been to about ten countries and never taken by airport security. I even needed to use it underwater recently for a job and had it submerged about a meter for over an hour and it never skipped a beat.
     
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    Nice spork!
     
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    I have a knife collection and a small flashlight collection. I also have red, blue, and green laser pointers, great for exercising the cat and dogs.
     
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    You are left handed
     
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    fascinating observation. But unless the image is inverted, I'd say your right!
     
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    Nope. The light is clipped into the left pocket, the knife in the right. I use the light in my left hand probably more than my right hand though, as my right hand is usually otherwise in use.
     
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    I have a Benchmade Minin Griptilian in my right pocket, I can start opening it up even before its fully out of the pocket.
    Yes after engaging brain yours is also right handed (position of the clip)
    I have 2 Fenix flashlights, a few Maglite, a mini Maglite with an aftermarket Cree update, etc
     
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    I have those also and I gave them as stocking stuffers for the holidays. I love those J5s and have them stashed everywhere!
     
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    LOL.....guilty! Every time I come home with a new flashlight, my wife just rolls her eyes.

    I'm a knife guy too!
     
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    Mag Lite LED models. Several sizes. Including a small one in my gig bag. :cool:
     
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    I don’t know about a fetish but I have one of those energizers as my dedicated work flashlight and it hasn’t failed me yet

    I wonder if anyone still uses those maglites that weigh about 3 pound and uses 5 or 6 D batteries, I don’t know why but I always wanted one of those
     
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    Oll have to look this model up. I think I bought the generic or knockoff ver of yours but the specs are similar. I also only shoot for the flood/spot single AA. It's the best cheap powerful form factor.
     
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    There are a lot of knock offs out there as this is a China made housing, but the J5 has really worked out well. From my postal truck I can spot any house number from the street without waking up the neighborhood and still be able to zoom out to a very bright flood to see my mail. It just seemed to be the right balance between size and brightness for me and I think the single AA battery (available anywhere) is such a benefit over those special batteries that you end up having to order online.

    I have used them now for 2 years and have not had any issues at all. The knock-offs all have very thin threads on the end cap that strip out really easily when you change the battery, this one feels like a mag-lite.
     
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    My wife has mine under the bed as an intruder whacking stick. In my previous life as security guard it served me well, but its old and and not even that bright compared to all the smaller new ones out there.
     
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    Yes, but seemingly only in very expensive maglights. My cheapos have double AA in it for years w no problems.
     
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