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I found the Massdrop (now Drop) brass AAA pocket flashlight to be very aesthetically pleasing - not a boring tube. After I bought my first, I came back and bought more for myself and as gifts. Or I may just decide to keep them all for myself: )
The brass AAA pocket light is small, but not tiny. Light weight, but has enough weight to it to not feel cheap. The textured knurling grip is masterfully done - best I think I've ever seen. It's brighter than I thought an AAA light could be. The clip is strong, but does not provide for very deep pocket carry. So, I would recommend to take the clip off and carry the light deep in your pocket or purse or just keep the clip on for when you may use it on a baseball cap such as a headlamp. The clip also prevents the light from rolling if you lay it down down, but is not needed if you only tailstand. I like that it only uses one AAA battery rather than a foreign sweatshop made battery that stores don't carry and are a pain in the buttocks to find.
Some people complain of their lights not working, but they may not know that when you first put the first new battery in the light - you may need to wait a number of minutes for the capacitor in the tail switch to charge up first. They also may not know that there are two ways to switch through the light modes. You can use the tail switch by continuing to click through the lights modes of low, medium and high and off or you can simply click the tail switch once to turn the light on at first and then use the front end where the lens is located (the first 1/3 of the light) to twist off and on again continually to switch through the different light settings of medium, high and then back to low again. So, you really have two different ways to go through the different light setting modes - your choice. Make sure that both the front and back ends of the light are tight when turning the light on at anytime which gives a good connection to the battery at both ends. I've had no issues with mine.
In my opinion, I think it's a great little (EDC) every day carry light, and I can't wait for the patina to begin.
a little leather sheath would make the patina insane
I will try your idea of the leather sheath for the patina. I've been handling and using the flashlight for a month and I am already getting some patina - thanks for the tip.