Brinyte PT18 OathKeeper; A Thoroughbred Tactic

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Hello everyone, today we will see the review of Brinyte PT18 OathKeeper , a very interesting tactic sent to me by Brinyte specifically for the review.

Here are some useful links;

The Brinyte website:   http://www.brinyte.com/

The Facebook page:   https://it-it.facebook.com/brinyte/

I remind everyone that my reviews are made with common and non-professional tools, therefore the test results may differ from those of the parent company; moreover, my reviews contain my humble opinions.

CONTENT

The torch came to me without original packaging, so I will only describe the contents of the box; or the torch, the Brinyte IMR 18650 3100 mAh battery and the charging cable.

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

The torch, being a tactic, does not have too small dimensions, but it is however easily portable in bags, backpacks, shoulder bags or in the pockets of the jackets.

Its weight is 181 gr. without battery, and 230 gr. with the battery: Following are some dimensional comparisons with other torches, everyday objects and with my hand (medium size hand):

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THE TORCH

The PT18 has a dark, wavy bezel that protrudes a few millimeters to protect the torch glass; below which we find the perfectly centered LED in its seat at the base of the smooth parabola. The head, of discrete dimensions, has several grooves, not too deep, which help to dissipate the heat produced by the LED Immediately below the head we find a smooth but shaped part, which in addition to having written the torch's name and brand; houses the side button and the usb for charging, protected by a rubber pad. The button is in metal, with a silvered rim and the inside the same color as the torch. Furthermore, in the center of the side button, there is a small bright spot that serves to indicate the battery charge.

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While the micro usb inlet is protected by a rubber ring with very rounded and sinuous shapes, which fits perfectly in its seat. Then we come to the central part of the torch, which does not have many grooves, only a few; that go to create the symbol of the parent company. Below is the Tactical Ring, which is a ring that, by connecting to the clip, allows you to use the torch keeping the middle finger threaded into it; this greatly increases the grip. It is also useful during tactical use, perhaps to accompany the use of a gun during dynamic shooting sessions (or other types of shooting) in night. Now we come to the tailcap, which has grooves that increase grip in the unscrewing and tightening phases; it has a flap that houses the hole for the lanyard.

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There are two tailcap buttons, a central one and a smaller one placed obliquely with respect to the main one; for better tactical or defensive use.

Both are in black knurled rubber which gives a good grip to the touch. Unscrewing the tailcap we immediately see the well greased non-anodized threads and the o-ring which give a degree of watertightness IP68. Thanks to a double layer, the thicknesses are higher than the I poles, negative at the tailcap and positive at the torch head, are formed by a golden spring. As you have certainly seen from the previous photos, the lettering and anodization are impeccable.

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OBJECTS

As mentioned above, the flashlight came together with the battery and the charging cable;

Battery:

The battery that arrives is a 18650 protected by 3100 mAh, is marked Brinyte and has the positive pole that sticks out slightly. Charging cable : The cable that comes with the torch is really well made, it is covered with a weave of synthetic threads that are very beautiful to look at and that give an excellent sensation to the touch. Furthermore, the areas where the wires enter into the usb are rubberized, so as to avoid any breakage due to bending.

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UI

The torch bearer is not particularly difficult, it takes a couple of minutes and is used perfectly; just think that there are 3 keys, two at the tailcap: the Ignition one and the smaller Tactical one; while on the head there is the lateral one.

Side Key:

  • 1 Click to turn on the torch at the level in memory; That becomes the Turbo after a few minutes of inactivity

  • Press and hold to turn it off

  • When the torch is on, each click changes levels

  • Press and hold the torch button off to turn it on at the Low level

  • Quick double click to access the Strobe; repeat the operation to switch to SOS

  • Quick triple click to lock the torch, repeat the operation to unlock the torch

Tailcap keys:

  • Lightly press the main button for Momentary-On, it will turn off when released

  • Press the main button all the way down to turn on the torch (always on the turbo), repeat the operation to turn it off

  • With the torch on, press the secondary button to cycle the levels

  • With the torch on, press and hold the secondary button to access the continuous Strobe

  • While the torch is off, press and hold the secondary button to access the momentary Strobe

 

Here is a table with torch data: The side button lights up during charging; red during the recharge phase, green when recharging is complete:

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TACTICAL RING

The PT18 arrives with the tactical ring already fixed, it is a metallic circle with a protuberance that connects to the clip through a semicircle; which serves to fix them to the torch.

It is resistant and allows you to use the torch with different grips, perhaps in a tactical context while holding a weapon.

In addition, the tactical ring greatly increases the grip it has on the torch and prevents it from spinning if it is left on the ground or on a sloping surface.


DATA AND GRAPHICS

Following the graphs of Lux, Lumen and Runtime:

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BEAM AND TINT

The XHP35 led joined to the deep dish, from a beam having a very bright spot, but not too small; and a not too wide spill, which starts at about 180 cm from the user's feet (keeping the torch parallel to the ground at a height of about one meter)

Here the beam at about 20 cm from the wall and its width: The tint it is a CooWhite not too cold, we can say a nice pure white. Here the beamshot 10 meters from the wall in the various levels: A 25 mt: A 60 mt. As you can see from the vote, the beam is well done and makes the torch useful both in tactical and research.

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PERSONAL OPINION

The PT18 OathKeeper is a torch with excellent quality, well made, simple to use, durable and very bright.

On an aesthetic level it is very beautiful, always with personal taste, of course, and the Sand color is very fascinating.

A well studied bundle that allows the torch to be used on multiple occasions, which, combined with a simple UI; make it a truly versatile torch.

USB charging makes it even more versatile and excellent for those who want a flashlight ready as soon as they take it out of the box, without having to buy other materials.

The only drawback is the fact that the tactical ring, very useful for tactical use, being on the opposite side of the clip; become a little uncomfortable if you bring the torch to the belt with the clip; but just as quick to hold during tactical use.

WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?

I recommend it to anyone looking for a torch that is easy to use without paying too much attention to the size; as mentioned above it is perfect for those who work in certain areas such as police forces, rescue, who needs to illuminate large spaces and is also perfect for one use Prepper.

PRO

  • Invoice

  • High Brightness

  • Good Lighting Ray

  • Tactical Ring

  • Charge via USB

  • Complete with everything

  • Good Quality Objects

Here are some useful links;

The Brinyte website:   http://www.brinyte.com/

The Facebook page:   https://it-it.facebook.com/brinyte/

As always I thank all those who will lose a few minutes to read my review, in particular I thank Brinyte for the opportunity and the trust granted me or review the PT18 OathKeeper .

Comments, suggestions and criticisms are welcome.