Beagle Opus - Mokume Gane
Beagle Opus Electric Torch
Small. Powerful. Capable.
The most electronically and mechanically sophisticated Electric Torch we've ever created, turned into functional art.
Come Away With Me
Named after the HMS Beagle, a British Royal Navy vessel which carried a young Charles Darwin aboard during the expedition where he recorded his observations that would lead to his Theory of Evolution, the Beagle Electric Torch is designed as a tool for exploration.
Sophistication, not Complication
The Beagle is capable of two distinct beam types, and comes equipped with the new Calibre 1116 Light Engine – the latest generation in Muyshondt design drawing on over a decade’s worth of experience in crafting high-efficiency, high-performance electronics for Electric Torches.
Operation is simple: Five intensities (1/15/70 lumens flood + 165/435 lumens flood + throw) are accessed by clicking the tailswitch for each mode change. The Calibre 1116 handles the rest. Lumicron technology produces a smooth wash of high-clarity light for any close range tasks, and the central high beam provides and extra measure of power to illuminate things at a distance, without compromising close quarters performance – all within a single Electric Torch.
Well Versed in Versatility
Two beam types to illuminate the world up close, and far away.
Five intensities to give you the light output you need for any situation.
Capable of running for hours on CR123s, Rechargeable CR123s, MPC-18350I cells, and Protected 18350 Lithium Ion cells. (Power Cell not included)
All of this in a package 25mm in diameter and 85mm long, with a unique, monocoque case design crafted for superior durability and thermal performance.
Nothing but the Best
There is no substitute for quality.
Our clips are machined from a block of titanium. Our heatsinks are made of solid copper, then polished and gold plated to create a superior thermal juncture to the copper core LED board. Our electronics are crafted with gold plated circuit paths, using carefully selected components to maximize performance at every level. Our optical system uses Lumicron technology, producing a superior beam with high clarity and beautiful colors.
With a Muyshondt Electric Torch, every little detail spanning electronic minutiae inside, to the user interface, and to each individually mill-cut pyramid on the grip, is considered and accounted for, and the Beagle continues in this tradition.
From the urban jungle, to the actual jungle, the Beagle is intended to be your companion on any adventure you take. It is small, bright, and capable – made from some of the finest materials on Earth and to uncompromising quality standards, and designed to help you remove darkness in any situation you find yourself in. See better with a Beagle Electric Torch at your side.
Mokume Gane Opus Construction
A custom made blend of copper, brass, and nickel silver, laminated, forged, twisted, and cleaned by hand, then turned into round rods, Mokume Gane - "wood grain metal" in Japanese - is exceptionally beautiful. We take these Mokume Gane rounds and machine them into Electric Torches, then polish each one by hand, and spend hours with a blow torch bringing out the colors and patterns in the metal, before carefully assembling each one by hand. With Mokume Gane, each torch will also develop a patina over time, deepening the character of the patterns in the metal.
Requiring great skill to create, beautiful to behold, and with the unrivaled performance and engineering of a Muyshondt Electric Torch built in, an Opus edition Beagle is the best of our work expressed as functional art.
The Beagle uses a monocoque case design, created to optimize thermal conductivity and strength. There is no "head" on this design, and the only removable part is the tailcap. What results is a more even distribution of heat across the torch body - allowing for higher light output without overheating - as well as improved strength.
The Beagle produces two distinct beam types - providing both a smooth flood of light, and a long distance high beam, all within a single Electric Torch.
Calibre 1116 Light Engine
The Calibre 1116 Light Engine is the culmination of over a decade's work in designing high efficiency, high performance Electric Torches. Light output is controlled simply: Click on, half-push to switch between modes. Click off. Each intensity level across both flood and throw beams are is fully regulated, with light outputs of 1 (100 hours), 15 (22 Hours), 70 (4 Hours) lumens flood, and 165 (2 Hours), and 435 (45 Minutes) lumens flood and throw.
Double-AR Coated Sapphire Crystal Lens
Sapphire Crystal. Extremely scratch resistant, coming in at 9 on the Mohs Scale (diamonds are 10), synthetically grown, cut, and polished, then coated on each side with an Anti-Reflective (AR) coating to become the lens on your Beagle.
Cut from a solid block of titanium, the Beagle's clip is designed with just the right amount of tension to allow for secure attachment to any pocket. The clip is sculpted to fit perfectly along the curved body of the Electric Torch, with each edge carefully chamfered on all sides.
Gold Plated Electrical Contacts
Highly conductive and highly inert, gold plated electronics ensure good electrical connections in all parts of the light, making sure more energy is converted to light instead of heat.
O-Ring Sealed, Water Resistant
Custom O-Rings seal all junctures of the torch - keeping everything inside secure.
Capped with a titanium pushbutton and easy to activate, the tailswitch on the Beagle conveniently and effectively allows you to operate the light one-handed.
Lumicron technology for Muyshondt Electric Torches allows you to see better. A proprietary set of designs and processes results in a smooth, high clarity beam that mimics sunlight, and displays beautiful, accurate colors.
Versatile Power Plant
The Calibre 1116 Light Engine is capable of accommodating dual battery types - a single CR123 cell, or an MPC-18350I cell (available from Muyshondt).
25mm Diameter by 84mm Long, 176 Grams
0.984 in Diameter by 3.31 in Long, 6.21 Ounces