Re-handled and cleaned up the hammers and dark hafted axe this weekend. www.odellstudios.com
Thrunite T10 Micro Review
Some less than stellar customer service from Thrunite and one defective unit has delayed my reviewing process somewhat but here we are. There was a light I didn’t order, flickering, a replacement, a bent pocket clip, out of stock items, it just didn’t go smoothly at first.
So we’ve got a reverse clicky three-mode with memory and a pretty low low - under 1 lumen supposedly. The tail cap is one of Thrunite’s selling points, being made of steel on all versions of the T10, and requiring what I would consider medium, just about right, pressure for activation. The click is somewhat short so - being a reverse clicky, changing modes with the light on - it requires something of a controlled tap to avoid turning the light off instead. It’s nothing major. The tail cap has a floating feel with some play. It comes in a nifty tin, with a diffuser, a nice pocket clip, extra screws and o-rings. The pocket clip caught on something and bent on one of our lights, and while that’s probably not going to happen often, the clips could use to be stiffer and heavier stock. It went back to shape easily enough. There are Ti, stainless, and aluminum versions with corresponding price points making this line fit a wide variety of budgets, including the budget minded at $30ish for the aluminum. You get lots of goodies for your coin, and an overall well designed light. The stainless version is heavier and tank-like, the workmanship appears to be neat and tidy, and it is a nice compact 1xAA form factor. One crew member remarked on several occasions that the battery life seemed better than expected after weeks of use and not one battery change. The medium mode makes useful light and returns significant run time. Thrunite assures me that the light will run on .9v however mine would not turn on with an Eneloop making 1.1v on a volt meter. There are no noises coming from the T10 in any mode. I’m gonna say, recommended.
Do me a favor and do not upload my content as your own. I took the picture, I purchased the Cryo and the L10, I did the edits. Take it down and show some integrity. I don’t put in the work and create content for someone else to claim as theirs. Do your own work.
Solarforce Z2 Micro Review
I ordered my Z2 in October of ‘13 and carried it daily for 8 or 9 months straight. I am testing a couple of the other lights pictured above, or I would still be carrying it. It’s been a terrific light. It checks virtually all the boxes on my pocket light requirement list. It puts out a useful amount of light, has the ability to give me less light when I need it, no memory, no disco, compact form factor, correctly placed pocket clip, and I can say at this point it is another quality Solarforce product. It’s a forward clicky (momentary) which I personally like, and comes in a few fun colors just to cherry top this pocket light parfait. There is an audible whine in all modes but high, which took me months to notice and only after someone asked. Obviously that matters to me. The switch requires light pressure to activate but the ears protecting it have thus far prevented accidental activation. The pocket clip is under light tension. It could be tighter, which could easily be done by removing it and giving it a tweak. I haven’t felt the need to thus far so it’s a non issue in real life. I would have gone with three modes rather than four but four it is - it comes on in high and you tap down through the modes. High, medium, extra-medium, low. Beam meets my criteria for good, which is to say, light comes out the front and that’s what I look for in a flashlight. I judge run time by how often I put batteries in it, not very. You can’t beat the price, I dare you to try. Shipped from the moon it was twenty bones. Solarforce, you’re welcome.
Rifle Mag Carriers for Sale! Just finished a new batch in various colors.
New batch of Kydex rifle mag carriers are finished and up for sale. A few shades of FDE and digital desert.
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