Mover & Shaker Click Pens
Movers & Shakers are for the type of person that loves a great click pen! These pens are made in my shop in Garland, Texas.
The biggest feature that sets these pens apart from others is an all titanium click mechanism that we make for these pens. This click mechanism is not found on any other pens. It is unique to the Tactile Turn Movers & Shakers. It is the ultimate click mechanism. It will withstand abuse and use and last for generations. It also has a long stroke length which means that when the refill is retracted, it hides about an eighth of an inch or 3mm inside the pen. This means the chances of ink getting on your clothes is very unlikely. It's a detail most manufacturers overlook, but it is very important on a click pen.
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.
Mover or Shaker?This question is usually the first thing people ask about.
The Mover is the slightly longer version that comes with a 0.7mm Pilot G2 with black ink refill. These allow many refills to fit and most require no modification at all. The mechanisms on these require all refills to be the same length, so some require slight trimming, but if you are determined there are lots of options.
The Shaker is slightly shorter and comes with a Schmidt Easy Flow 9000 medium point with black ink and will fit all other "Parker style" refills..
Both pens fit well in almost all hands, though if you have larger hands you might be more comfortable with a Mover. Shakers tend to fit better in shirt pockets without sticking out.
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.
Physical vapor deposition coatings are extremely tough coatings that are mostly found to improve wear characteristics on machine tools. Since the coatings are quite expensive they also are found on high end watches. We've been doing the DLC coating for a long time and there are lots of other colors that are available with PVD coating, so we sent off a batch. I was told these would be rose gold, but really the bronze color is fantastic and I'm happy to make them available for sale.