Monday, August 03, 2015

Nitecore Tube LED Flashlight Wrap

I added a gaucho knot to my Nitecore Tube LED keychain micro usb rechargeable flashlight, using some Atwood Rope Micro Cord.  The knot started as a 5 lead 4 bight Turk's head, expanded to a 7 lead 6 bight knot, then the gaucho pattern was worked in.
 

It's a firm round version of their 1.18mm micro cord, instead of the usual flat soft version they most likely will send out if someone's looking for the same I used here.
 

Atwood has different manufacturing plants and evidently, I'm guessing, one produced this version instead of what all the other colors/camo choices that the 1.18mm micro cords look and feel like, which is unfortunate because I like this one better, except for it being a bit 'shiny'.   

This is a smaller version of the 1/16" Atwood utility cord that ended up being used with the VENOM mochi by Stormdrane, limited editions of the Mochibrand mochibags drawstring backpacks.
 


The cord I bought came directly from Atwood, so don't expect to get this particular version of the micro cord if you order from them.  From experience, they'll just say they don't know what you're talking about, even if comparison photos of the cord on the spools are sent to them, showing the same labels but slightly different cord, lol.
 

The Tube makes for a nice edc (everyday carry) keychain light, running up to 48 hours on low, or one hour on high, and you can use the variable adjust for something in-between with the light output as needed.  

For some reason Nitecore doesn't provide a micro usb charging cable(charge from your computer), so you have to obtain your own (lots of cell phones use 'em), or get one bundled with the light like some are offered on amazon. ;)



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1 comment:

Pantseatflyer said...

Very Cool! I've been learning the art of paracord from your blog and JD's books and this is the next thing I'd like to tackle, the turk's head.

Why is it that I look at objects differently? As in how might I improve said object with a length of paracord?