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Tactile Turn White Delrin Gist Fountain Pen Giveaway

Tactile Turn Gist

I’ve been a fan of everything Tactile Turn makes since Will Hodges launched his company on Kickstarter many years ago. With his new shop up and running as of last fall, Will has been making improvements in his products across the board, including an update to the Gist Fountain Pen.

The Gist now accepts full-length international converters in its slightly longer body style. It is now also available in white Delrin, which Will has sent over for me to give away today. It is a fantastic looking pen that I want to keep for myself! But no, I am giving it away to one of you awesome readers. Read the rules below and enter away.

Posted on January 15, 2019 and filed under Tactile Turn, Giveaways.

Tactile Turn Mover Review

Tactile Turn Mover Review

(Sarah Read is an author, editor, yarn artist, and pen/paper/ink addict. You can find more about her at her website and on Twitter.)

I missed out on the first generation of the Tactile Turn Mover--it was FoMo come to life. The pen world was all abuzz and I wasn't in on the action. Well, I've caught up. And now I see just how much I was missing out on. This is a cool pen!

Since I missed the first version, I can't speak much to how this one has improved on the earlier design, but I can definitely tell that this is a well-thought-out pen.

Tactile Turn Mover G2

It takes the G2 refill and any other refill that can be adjusted to fit those specs. I love the G2, so I'm very happy with that, but I'm tempted, now, to pick up the smaller Shaker pen that takes Parker style refills. And considering how many pretty colors there are available, it's totally reasonable to pick up multiples. Totally. And the price is fair at $69 for an aluminum Mover or Shaker.

Tactile Turn Mover

The pen I have is anodized aluminum in a bright purple color. It's a warm magenta purple, not a cool blue one. It almost seems like it's glowing. The body is covered in a fine ridged texture. It's not rough to the touch, but it does have grit to it. It provides excellent grip, but be careful when placing it next to other objects and NEVER put it next to a fancy-finished pen like maki-e or urushi. It's like coarse-grit sandpaper against other pens. You can actually file your nails with it. On the plus side, it's tough and doesn't show wear itself. It's a great edc pen and can clearly take a beating. I dropped it right on its nose the other day and was afraid it would be bent--nope. Not even a scratch.

Tactile Turn Mover Knock

Despite being metal, it doesn't feel heavy. It's well balanced with thicker walls toward the front of the pen, so it supports itself as you write.

Tactile Turn Mover Clip

The clip is stainless steel and very sturdy. It flexes enough to clip onto things, and then it stays put. The clip also has a hidden, subtle branding on the underside, which was fun to discover. I love the clever minimalism of that. The click mechanism--if you can even call it that, since it is totally silent and doesn't click--is made of titanium. It depresses smoothly and quietly, and the titanium is sure to give it a longer lifetime than other machined clicks that wear out far too quickly. It also has a long stroke length, which recesses the tip further in the barrel so there's less chance of leaking or staining. The click isn't quite flawless. Mine does occasionally misalign somehow and get stuck or meet an odd resistance. Sometimes the pen gets stuck overextended and I have to click a few times to get it lined up correctly. It's possible this could be caused by purse debris getting into the parts. I have not gone easy on this pen and it has followed me around work for a few weeks.

Tactile Turn Mover Stuck

Overall, the pen has insanely good precision. It was a while before I could even find the spot to unscrew the nose cone to access the refill--the seam blended in so well it was practically invisible. And everything fits together with perfect alignment and no rattling or awkwardness. It feels like it was built by NASA, not in a one-man shop in Texas. But Will Hodges is clearly good at what he does. This will definitely not be my last Tactile Turn pen. Just opening the web page to get the pen specs was an exercise of willpower. If you're in the market for a retractable metal pen, this one easily tops the list.

(Tactile Turn provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)


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Tactile Turn Mover Threads
Posted on July 12, 2018 and filed under Tactile Turn, Pen Reviews.

New Tactile Turn Mover and Shaker Giveaway

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The redesigned Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker has launched on Kickstarter, and Will Hodges sent me over a couple of pens to give away to mark the occasion.

Each model features a completely redesigned retractable titanium mechanism designed and machined by Tactile Turn. It’s stronger, longer lasting, and lighter, giving the pen a great feel and balance in the hand. And the anodized colors look fantastic on the aluminum barrels.

I’m giving away a Mover in Purple Anodized Aluminum and a Shaker in Stainless Steel to readers of the blog. Read the details below and enter away! My thanks to Will for sending these over for me to check out.

Posted on October 31, 2017 and filed under Tactile Turn, Giveaways.