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Our mission and what you can expect

About a month ago we relaunched our flagship line of bolt action pens with a new design, new name, and lots of new customers. Instead of sending a boring sales email asking you to buy our stuff, we thought it might be more interesting to talk about who we are and what we're about. Let’s start with why we exist. I started Tactile Turn seven years go just outside of Dallas because I hated the feeling that small-scale manufacturing was inaccessible to the average person and, as a result, we all have to settle for low-quality, consumer goods. We’ve become disconnected from the things we buy and rarely, if ever, take time to consider the person or people responsible for the...

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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. Thanks to the shorter action, the pen now has a very strong "on" and "off" feel. Coupled with a stronger spring, the bolt action feels consistent between the two models whereas before we used a light spring in the short version. Another big change that will (hopefully) make our customers happy is adding more clarity to...

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