There was one reason and one reason alone that I bought this mod: because I wanted to do a wicked cool patina on it. And there is one HUGE problem with that. The mod is so stunningly beautiful in its bare copper that I can't convince myself to do it. I WILL be doing a patina'd mod sometime soon. It's just not likely that it's going to end up being this one. Here's the real reason why.
When I bought this mod on eBay, I knew it was a no-name brand. I mean, it's a clone. But worse than that, it's a clone from a company who doesn't even really seem to have a name. At least not one that I can find. I looked long and hard at buying the EHPro version of the copper Caravela, but it has the normal steel and brass Caravela switch and top cap. This was the first of them that I'd seen with a fully copper top-to-bottom build. And I thought, "what the hell?" I'll give it a whirl.
The mod is sold with only one tube, the 18650 tube and arrives in a terrible gift box. I mean, a lot more work went into the production of this box than say the white cardboard crap that FastTech clones arrive in. But the box itself looks like should house a Hallmark product from the early 1970s. It's this pale gold color that my 95 year old grandmother would think is "just lovely." But enough about the weird box. The point is that it doesn't have a manufacturer listed and, quite frankly, I haven't been able to find it. But the telltale sign on this clone is that it is copper from head to foot. If you want to buy this clone, look for the cheesy gold box and a solid copper mod.
And you SHOULD want to buy this mod. I don't own any mod that comes close to the quality of this thing. Period. This week, I also received an NZonic clone and the Smok Magneto and those things just feel like cheap junk in comparison. The tube alone on this copper mod is heavier than my Nemesis with a battery and an RDA attached to it. The copper walls of the tube section are, no joke, the thickness of a nickel. They are thicker than a penny. The whole thing in my hand feels like one of the most solidly built pieces of equipment I've ever held.
The quality seems to continue through the device. The contacts are all silver plated. That means that there isn't a single point in this mod's circuit that isn't carrying the electricity through either copper or silver-plated brass. And as a result, it hits very hard. With a fully charged battery, I literally choked on my first hit off this mod. It was simply THAT much more power than the same setup on my Nemesis. I don't have a multimeter to test this, but I don't feel like I need one. I can feel it.
So. Should you buy one? Without a doubt. If you like the look of copper and want an immaculately built mod that is as functionally excellent as it is beautiful, there is no reason not to own this one. I'm more than a little enamored with it. It is my favorite. And I am now contemplating what I should buy to patina. Because this one is just too perfect as it is. And I like what will happen as the copper naturally ages due to oils in my skin and exposure.
Ohhhhh. One more little important tidbit. If you don't like the way your hands smell after messing with a bunch of pennies, don't buy a copper mod. I like that smell. It's kind of like ozone or ionized air. But if you don't like that smell, it's definitely something you want to consider. You could always put a coat of clear sealer over the whole thing, but it won't age and oxidize and get all worn and pretty if you do.
I bought mine on eBay from these guys at Integrity Vape. I'm giving you the direct link to their website because the auction ended, but they do have it relisted. If you'd like to buy one from this company, they shipped it quickly and were great to deal with. Try to find them on eBay first because it will save you shipping fees, but if not, you can order it directly from them on their website.
EDIT: Here is the link to Integrity Vape's eBay store: www.ebay.com/usr/integrityvape