Journal



Take a Tour of the Shop

At our core, Tactile Turn is a machine shop specializing in turning raw materials into finished goods. Meet the team behind the brand, glimpse the manufacturing process, and get a sneak peek of what's next.

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Introducing the Side Click pen

Tactile Turn has always been dedicated to the tactile sensations that are a part of the writing experience. It started with our texture, but it is also a part of every design choice we make on a pen.

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Good things come to those who wait

Thank you to all those who ordered a Bolt Action Mini (BAM) last month. Along with making the Titanium, Copper, and Bronze models a staple in the store, we're excited to announce that Zirconium is now in stock.As soon as the shipment came in on Monday we couldn't wait to fire up the machines and get these made. Measuring at 4.4" with the same, familiar 0.43" diameter, each Bolt Action Mini comes with a G2 Mini 0.7mm refill...

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New Release: The Bolt Action Mini Pen

Back in the early days we made a line of pens called the X, Y, and Z. The Z used the Pilot G2, the Y used a Parker style refill, and the X used the Pilot G2 mini. The X never sold all that well so I axed it pretty quickly and the other two eventually turned into our Bolt Action and Bolt Action Short models. Lately, however, we've gotten a lot of requests for a shortie pen so figured why not give X another try with the Bolt Action Mini!

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Introducing the new Tactile Turn Bolt Action Pens

Since they were first released in September 2016, the Slider and Glider Bolt Action Pens have been the core of our business. They've outsold all other models of pens in our lineup by a huge margin and, earlier this year, we began rethinking the design. The first priority was shortening the bolt action slot to improve the feel of the action by removing unnecessary carry.

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