Titanium Rollerball Pen by Tactile Turn
Titanium Rollerball Pen
Titanium Pen by Tactile Turn
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Custom Engraving Available for All Tactile Turn Rollerball Pens

Titanium Gist Rollerball Pen

The only way to sign your name.
Some people really prefer the beautiful simplicity of capped pens over bolt action or click. The first idea was to make a capped pen that could withstand daily use. Most fountain pens aren’t really designed that way so we found a great niche. We use an acme thread to keep the cap secure when closed and, because those threads have a flat top, they are much more comfortable to grip.

Gist Capped Pens

Some people really prefer capped pens over click pens and bolt action pens. There is a beautiful simplicity to a capped pen. We use an acme thread to keep the cap secure when closed and because those threads have a flat top they are much more comfortable to grip on.

The idea when we first made these in 2015 was to make a fountain pen that was friendly to the tough needs of something you would use every day. Most fountain pens aren't really designed for hard use, so we found a great niche. We got a lot of feedback over time about ways to improve the pens, so in late 2018 we updated this line.

One of the new options is whether you want a black clip or a silver clip. The silver clips are the same tumbled and polished finish found on all of our other pens.


Titanium is the best selling of all of the materials we work with. It is not quite as light weight as aluminum, but significantly lighter than stainless steel, brass, and copper. Titanium is tough, lightweight, and extremely corrosion resistant. All parts of these pens are made from titanium except the clip which is stainless steel. If there is one material I suggest over all others, it is titanium.

CNC Machined Pens

Tactile Turn was one of the first fully machined pen manufacturers. We don't do injection molded parts like most other pens. We make parts one by one on our computer numerically controlled lathes in our own shop in Texas. We buy the best equipment available, the best material available, and turn raw materials into finished goods. We never skimp on quality, as everything we make is designed to be an heirloom quality item. We want you to pass these on to your children. People buy Tactile Turn pens because they want an item with simple and elegant design made from amazing materials that will withstand daily use for life.


Tactile Turn pens are known for their texture. It's where our name comes from. The tactile feeling when you pick one of these pens up is hard to describe, but it allows you to control the pen exactly the way you want. Machined pens often forget about grip, or have uncomfortable grips. It won't bite into your skin, but it provides just the right amount of grip. It is subtle, but it also protects the pens from light scratches by providing a textured surface that disguises light scratches much better than a smooth surface.

Updates to the Gist pens:

  • Longer bodies that accomodate the standard international converters. This extra length also makes the pens fit better in most hands and makes the pens a little more proportional.

  • Higby thread starts for the caps. This is a machinist term, but in essence, it means there isn’t a partial thread and so initial engagement feels better and it is a stronger thread.

  • 1.5 turns to open and close. The original Gists were closer to 3, and it was a bit much.

  • Plastic internal part for the metal pens so they post more securely and avoid metal on metal contact.

Weight - 1.6 ounces or 45.2 grams

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Dave E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Titanium Gist Rollerball

I am more than delighted with this very well designed, and extremely well made pen. I’ve been looking for such a pen for a long time, and have now found it. It is just as nice as a Parker 51 to write with, and that from me is praise indeed! I can see me buying a few side click ones, both for myself, wife, and colleagues. I live in UK and it was delivered in just less than four days, truly amazing! If you want a proper, rugged pen, buy one, you will be delighted with it!