I present version 2A 'Paracord' of my keychain tritium lantern for use with a 3x22.5mm tritium vial (tritium vial not included) and does not require a clear tube like my first version.
This model has been scaled for printing in stainless steel.

The attachment hole is 3x4mm wide and is perfect for a length of paracord or a large diameter split ring.
This larger attachment hole can be added to any of my other designs of lantern and in any other material, if this is something you might require please contact me.

The tritium vial should be set using a UV activated optically clear adhesive such as Norland 61 or Loctite glass bond. These adhesives will cure in direct sunlight in an hour or so.

Due to potential irregularities in the stainless steel printing process some drilling may be required on the lanyard hole and tritium vial channel to ensure correct fit.

I have a few assembled tritium lanterns in stainless steel available from my Etsy shop (tritium vial glued in place with Norland 61 and split ring installed).

There are some more photos of this object and other examples of my work, both 3D printed and otherwise, on my 'Tofty' facebook page.


IN: 0.266 w x 1.29 d x 0.266 h
CM: 0.676 w x 3.276 d x 0.676 h


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@oakus Thanks a lot, glad you like them.
October 25, 2013, 12:50 pm
Looks awesome! Just the size I pictured. I'm just waiting on the vials I ordered but they're ornate enough to wear by themselves!
October 24, 2013, 11:45 pm
@oakus, Hi, I have been getting my tritium vials off ebay from one of the UK based fishing equipment shops: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gardner-Large-Tritium-Max-Betaligh t-Isotopes-22-5mm-/160834041264?pt=UK_SportingGoods_FishingA cces_RL&var=&hash=item6b1f22e5e1 I assume your mot UK based so you might need to look around a bit to find the best international shipping price. As far as i know Gardner are the only company that makes tritium vials in this size. I recently bought some vials from this shop as they were cheaper: http://www.edcgear.co.uk/prodcat.asp?Cat=tritium International shipping is around £10 ($15) so it depends on how many you order as to which options works out to be cheapest. Hope that helped,
October 9, 2013, 9:07 am
Could anyone tell me where I can get a tritium vial for this??
October 7, 2013, 8:22 pm


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