It’s hard to call anything with a relatively new technology in it “heirloom-quality.” But, despite the fact that flashlights have only been around for about a century and a half, we think the Beagle Mk. I from Muyshondt fits the bill perfectly.
Named for the HMS Beagle – the British vessel which carried Charles Darwin during the expedition which led to his theories on evolution – this is the most sophisticated torch the brand has ever made. It’s equipped with a new Calibre 1116 Light Engine, capable of producing two distinct beam types across five intensities between 1-435 lumens – all of which are accessible via a simple push-button tail switch. It also functions on CR123s, Rechargeable CR123s, MPC-18350I cells, and Protected 18350 Lithium Ion cells. And all of that capability is encased within your choice of either a titanium or copper (which ages beautifully) monocoque case that offers superb durability and thermal performance. These flashlights are on preorder now for $595 a piece.