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Tactile Turn Gist Fountain Pen

Tactile Turn Gist Fountain Pen

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How can Titanium be cheaper than copper ?
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By the time I wrote this comment it was same as base price. Apparently they fixed the pricing.
arda
Ah I see it now, looks like other people are mentioning an error
This is the new version in Delrin. The original was fiberglass reinforced polycarbonate and had problems with the cap cracking. This version is noticeably longer than the original and will take full size international converters where the original would only take a shorter style converter. The spiral groove cut the length of the pen is much finer on this version but still provides a nice grip. The new threads are also a noticeable improvement.
asthmaticfish
I've got an original Gist in copper. A full-size international cartridge (Pelikan Edelstein) just fits. If there's some variation in standard international long carts, it's possible some other brand's might not fit. I've had two minor issues: 1) The cap threads have loosened up a bit over time. Sometimes the lid will be a tiny bit loose. Hasn't fallen off, so I don't think it's a major issue, but I do wish it would stay snug. Improved threads sounds great. As long as they don't loosen up over time, a half-twist to remove the lid sounds awesome. 2) Installing the feed section in the grip is a problem on the original... the grip section is so thin that the grip will split and crack if you over tighten the feed section. The grip is also razor sharp. =) The slightly longer pen body sounds great. The original copper is my go-to everyday pen. Replaced the Bock nib with a Nemosyne 0.6mm stub, and I use it for taking notes at work. Heavy bastard, but feels great in the hand.
Is this version 2?
Looks like a glitch and this was shutdown
Relaunch soon?
NeWaVdubs
They offered the titanium Gist at the same $78 base price as the plastic version. They cancelled all orders and shut down the drop.
JakeRoberts
Yeah, I figured. That's why I was asking if they were going to relaunch the drop again soon. Or if I have to wait another 2 years...
Cant we get only the rollerball? I already have the fountain pen.
This is the newer, slightly longer version of the Gist. The Ti version was just reviewed by Figboot on YouTube, and looks really nice.
papadage
Yeah, and I just ordered the opaque acrylic from TT last night after watching that video. Guess I'm getting another one.. *sigh*
Appear to have a typo on the Titanium Fountain Pen. No way that's the same price as Del🤢rin🤮.
Got the all titanium with a matching fine titanium nib. It's very scratchy and not smooth and wet like my 2 other Bock titanium nibs. Can I exchange the nib and how do I go about it?
I received my pen yesterday, and was pleased until I realized what I PAID for was NOT was I received. I paid for the Polycarbonate TITANIUM EXTRA FINE NIB. However, I received a Polycarbonate STAINLESS STEEL 1.1 STUB!
Im pretty pissed off about this. I contacted MassDrop customer support and they want me to send the pen back and refund my credit card.
It it seems to me since the pensade customizable they should be able to send me the correct nIB. I'm am not pleased.
Just received an all Titanium version, with a fine titanium nib - My first titanium nib and man I am totally impressed. Love the way it writes! like a dream, even more flexible than many gold nibs I have and if you want you can get crazy line variation from it. Looks great, feels a little slippery in when sliding your fingers side to side. The screw cap fits a tad rough and is a touch hard to get going. And the nib seems to leak a little where the feed meets the metal, though still trying to determine if thats me slipping my fingers down too close to the feed. Love the way it writes and having also bought a Poly version from Goulet - this one feels WAY better and writes much nicer than the steel nib.
OMG - 5 hours left to either talk myself out if it..... or talk myself into it ! -O~O- That will cut into my allowance ;)
I've had the poly version with titanium grip-section since Kickstarter launch and luv it... the only minor gripe is the annoying thread squeal that never went away and that when posted, there is a little wobble.
It's a great pen, but don't get the polycarbonate one. I got one during the Kickstarter. It writes really well, but the material started breaking at the bottom of the cap. I've emailed the proprietor multiple times and gotten no response. I think it's just the material, so probably any other material he has would work well.
Mrayburn13
Send me an email at will@tactileturn.com and I'll get you a new cap. I got some time to redesign the polycarbonate caps at the end of December to add more material to the bottom of the polycarbonate caps and it has fixed the issue.
When someone is looking to get a 5th and 6th pen, it's hard to beat a testimonial like that. Also appreciate @Unwisefool input on the nib. I do love a stub nib :) Thanks for the feedback
I have one (poly/brass/brass) and I'm in for two more. The Gist is my favorite fountain pen in so many ways; the only thing that would make me love it more is if it was a piston filler instead of a converter pen. The weight, balance, threads, clip, feel, are all truly incredible.
Going for an all copper and a poly/ti/ti with ti nib this go around, for my 2nd and 3rd Gists, and 5th and 6th total Tactile Turn pens.
tylerbrainerd
I got to save up in case it comes around again, I have not read enough about them to jup on it quite yet.. But, really looking at the full out Copper :)
This pen deserves all the Oooo's and Ahhhh's - Nice looking pens, I am drawn to the copper. Reminds me of Michigans Upper Penninsula.. the Copper Country. For those that have one.. how do you like them ?? Pro's - Con's :) ( On a side note @Theroc received an email today, thanks for the kind words )
j-e-g
I have a poly/brass/brass (from the kickstarter) and it's one of my go to pens; second only ever to my lamy 2k and VP, and only because of the additional features they provide (massive ink capacity and the click, respectively). I love the Gist so much I'm getting two more from this drop.
My wife bought me the all copper with 1.1 stub nib and it's great. Writes beautifully and a nice solid weight. Also picked up the copper bolt pen and I love that as well.
Does the polycarb grip work ok for someone who tends to have oily hands?
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Any should work with that texture, but polycarbonate probably will give a little extra feel compared to the smoother metals.
TactileTurn
The grip section is always a concern for me with a bit of arthritis and weaker grip. The grip tapers, so I am curious as to how it might be for me. Textured and/or ribbed grips like these end to work well for me :) Most definitely a good looking pen. I am happy to see it has good reviews :) I have 4 days to think about this ;)
Is there a way to know in advance (aka without joining the drop) what the upgrades will add up to?
Scgoalieface32
Just press join drop and you don't have to finalize anything you can change the different parts and see the parts' individual prices
Xbyforce
Thanks!
I just clicked on "join drop" and was startled to see that I would be paying considerably more for a grip and finial in the material of my choice. I no longer wish to participate in this drop. Can I assume that since I made no choices and did not designate a payment method, I in fact did NOT join the drop? Thank you.
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mamamiau
Clicking on "Join Drop" on the front page of the drop gets you to the order page. If,on the order page ,you make selections and click "Join", then the order was placed. If you didn't click on "Join" then nothing happened. Also, if you did join you wold have gotten an email confirming that you joined and it would contain a transaction ID. If you joined, you would know.
PaulColeman
Thank you! That's very clear.
Unfortunately the savings shrink with most upgrades, and its the upgrades that make the Gist so desirable. Still this is probably as low a price as one can hope for. Just need to decide how far I'm going to go with the upgrades... No All-Zirconium?
Theroc
Sorry, there are only four of those pens left and when they are gone I won't be making any more all Zirconium Gists.
TactileTurn
Understandable. I wasn't seriously considering it, but it's a remarkable item; I don't know of anyone else who makes a full-zirconium pen.
Unless he has redesigned the Gist from the Kickstarter design, I would not buy this pen. The cap threads and the way the cap is designed is flawed. I bought two in the makrolon and both of them have cracked and chipped around the cap threads. This is not unique to me and you can find other examples if you search for them. I think he is used to working with metals and didn't design the cap with the strength (or lack of it compared to metals) of makrolon in mind.
Buy with caution.
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Absolutely! Not sure how I missed your emails.
TactileTurn
Thanks! I just sent you an email with pics of the cap, titled 'Gist from Kickstarter.'
Keep up the good work!
Nice to see this as a drop. I just bought one directly from Tactile Turn in December. It's a solid pen, but please note that the polycarbonate model is fairly light, so if you prefer more weight in your hand, go for one of the metal bodies.
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robfields
I've had one in all-copper for a while. It's not to be engaged with lightly. tl;dr, I love the pen. Given the chance, I'd still buy it over the Karas Fountain K (which my wife has!). But have a good read, below. It's not without its foibles.
I got it with the 1.1mm stub nib. Had lots of issues with hard starts and skipping. Shelled out $10 for a Nemosine 0.6mm stub and haven't looked back. Definitely an upgrade over the nib that shipped with the pen. Any appropriately sized nib should work (Goulet sells many).
The spiral pattern cut into the pen (it's a spiral, not concentric rings) is pleasantly grippy. The grip has developed a nice patina, but the body of the pen is still pretty shiny, due to constant rubbing. Fair warning: your hands _will_ smell like copper!
The cut edges are sharp. At the nib of the pen, the metal is exceptionally thing, and prone to bending and disforming. My cap is ever so slightly out of round from being dropped once (still works fine, but it's perceivable). The threads for the cap are not nearly as smooth as the Karas Fountain K; they're not double (triple?) helix cut, and will bind if misaligned. You get used to twisting the cap backward until you feel it settle, and then screwing it on. The threads wear in and smooth out a bit over time. You cannot just spin the body of the pen closed and feel the satisfying bite of perfect threading lock it into place like the Fountain K. Hands-down, the Fountain K's cap threading wins the show...
I've had the grip work loose from the body, on occasion. If you screw it in too tight, it's a pain to get loose... but if it loosens, and you screw on the cap... be prepared to buy a new nib. I crushed one. =) The cap does not fit flush with the pen body, and there's air space between the cap and the pen... if you drop the pen, it's heavy enough to deform the cap to the pen body.
The pen body is short. A standard international long cartridge JUST fits. As in, you can feel the pen squishing the plastic body of the cart as you screw in the grip.
The clip is great. Doesn't come out of a pocket. Bites dress shirts and jeans alike. It will drag a dress shirt pocket down to your knees, though. Copper's heavy. Clip design is more elegant than a Fountain K, in my opinion.

All-in all, I love the pen. These are foibles. Definitely worth knowing what you're getting, though. If you'd like to hear any specific differences between the copper Gist and Fountain K... I have access to both.
Are all the section/finial/nib options the same price on this latest drop?
chrisshaw
All prices should be the same as last time.
Got my polycarbonate body with zirconium section and finial, SS nib. It writes well but there is a glaring cosmetic defect that to me is disappointing in a $130 pen. The finial has a gigantic nick on it and frankly I'm surprised it passed QC. Or maybe I'm asking too much. What's the policy when it comes to cosmetic defects like this? A shame if this is not fixable. This will be my last Tactile Turn pen.
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That's strange because I've bought pens from him exclusively through Kickstarter and always got a response back asking to email him when commenting on the campaign page. He's also very active on Instagram, so you might try reaching him there. He's grown quite a bit and might be overwhelmed keeping up with customer support since I'm pretty sure he's a one man operation. Keep up on trying to catch him, he's a great dude.
rjb5260
Well, he responded to my comment here, so it seems you're right. Just took a few channels to reach him. Only took an hour or so on here.
How long before the Gist nib goes dry when capped without use?
el34han
I've been wondering about that as well. I don't have my pen with me right now, but I don't remember there being an inner cap.
Got my all copper one and it writes really well and does not feel too heavy. Only thing that bothers me is the rings on the body seem to have gotten flattened in a one inch section, almost as if they had been clamped in something.
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