Despite its looks, 'GatLight' has no ammo

It may resemble an antique Gatling gun, but it's an LED flashlight.

Lumencraft

After encountering what seems to be an inordinate number of high-end flashlights on Crave, we're beginning to suspect there's a secret society devoted to worshipping instruments of luminescence. And when you make one that resembles an antique gun--one of the most collectible items on late-night TV shopping networks the world over--then surely all bets are off.

Lumencraft's "GatLight V3" fits that description to a tee. It's a titanium flashlight with a built-in lithium battery that, as its name suggests, bears a design that resembles the Civil War-era Gatling machine gun .

But more than just a pretty face, this carbon-fiber LED wonder was "created by a team of American aerospace engineers, European artists and Swiss craftsmen," according to Uncrate. Which would explain why it costs $395. That's a lot of overtime.

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