05-30-2017, 02:48 PM
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The 2017 Shave Nook LE Pen is here!

This "bolt action" pen caught the attention of a few members and after purchasing one for himself, Phil decided it would make a great LE Pen for the forum.  Is it ever! 

The pen was designed and manufactured by Tactile Turn of Richardson, TX.  The body is machined out of brass and the bolt out of Zirconium. The pen weighs in at a hefty 58g and will develop a patina as it ages. Each pen is engraved with 2017 TSN LE and a sequential number (1/50 to 50/50).  

This pen is sure to become one of your treasured possessions. Grab one while you can.  Cool

2017 TSN LE Tactile Turn Slider


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 05-30-2017, 03:04 PM
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  • Agravic
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Beautiful.
Order placed.

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 05-30-2017, 03:37 PM
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Ordered!

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 05-30-2017, 03:47 PM
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Great pen and great choice for a TSN LE.  The numbering is a nice added touch.  Ordered mine and it was shipped 1 hour and 34 minutes later.

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 06-01-2017, 12:44 PM
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Mine arrived today, two days after it was shipped.  I've used it this afternoon to get a feel for it.

The pen comes in a utilitarian, soft plastic box.  This is a fine, working instrument.  No need to pay for a "presentation" box or fancy packaging.

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Here is the pen right out of the box.

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A close up of the Zirconium bolt and the very thick, sturdy stainless clip.  The bolt operates quite smoothly, and makes a cool sound when it snaps back to retract the point. 

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There is some weight to the pen, which is expected given that it's made of brass.  However, the weight is not excessive and is evenly distributed, so that the pen can be used all day without fatigue or discomfort.

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To change the ink, you simply unscrew the bottom part of the pen. 

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The pen is 5" long, which makes it comfortable for the whole range of hand sizes. 

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This pen is a beautifully machined writing tool, built entirely out of brass, stainless steel (the clip), and Zirconium (the bolt).  It uses the Schmidt 9000 refills, which are widely considered the best.  It's simultaneously elegant and practical, and will provide a lifetime of use.  I'm delighted with mine and pleased that TSN and BullGoose were able to put this LE together.

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 06-01-2017, 01:08 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Great shots Ricardo! Thank you for sharing your impressions.

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 06-01-2017, 01:26 PM
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  • eengler
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Looks Great Ricardo Thumbup

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 06-01-2017, 01:50 PM
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Ordered and asked for specific number to honor family members (not sure if possible for the number).
I did forget to ask if I was also getting another red pen.

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 06-01-2017, 02:01 PM
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  • Agravic
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(06-01-2017, 01:50 PM)SCOV Wrote: Ordered and asked for specific number to honor family members (not sure if possible for the number).
I did forget to ask if I was also getting another red pen.

Nice!

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 06-01-2017, 02:06 PM
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(06-01-2017, 01:50 PM)SCOV Wrote: Ordered and asked for specific number to honor family members (not sure if possible for the number).
I did forget to ask if I was also getting another red pen.

I hope you get the number you're looking for.  I received the blue LED light pen this time.  I have a number of the red LDE light pens, so this blue one enhances the collection!

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 06-01-2017, 03:28 PM
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Blue LED pen?  Nice....

Great shots and review, Ricardo!  Mine arrives tomorrow and it's the one pictured in my OP.  Cool

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 06-01-2017, 03:57 PM
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Great idea Phil! I was looking at the Tactile Slider and Glider. I' m glad I held off until now.

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 06-01-2017, 04:49 PM
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(06-01-2017, 01:50 PM)SCOV Wrote: Ordered and asked for specific number to honor family members (not sure if possible for the number).
I did forget to ask if I was also getting another red pen.

No. 26, correct. Yes, it went out this afternoon. I did not include a BGS pen but did include a sample of Trumper cologne.

Many thanks for the order.

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 06-01-2017, 04:51 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(06-01-2017, 03:57 PM)cosmicshaver Wrote: Great idea Phil! I was looking at the Tactile Slider and Glider. I' m glad I held off until now.

Thank you Mark.

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 06-01-2017, 08:01 PM
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(06-01-2017, 04:49 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(06-01-2017, 01:50 PM)SCOV Wrote: Ordered and asked for specific number to honor family members (not sure if possible for the number).
I did forget to ask if I was also getting another red pen.

No. 26, correct. Yes, it went out this afternoon. I did not include a BGS pen but did include a sample of Trumper cologne.

Many thanks for the order.


Thanks for the #26.  GFT products are a favorite.  

Did you ever think your free pens would dominate (including some with pictures) several posts ??

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 06-02-2017, 12:22 PM
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Mail call   Cool

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 06-02-2017, 12:34 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I am glad to see it arrived safely Billy!

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 06-02-2017, 12:36 PM
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Elegant pen case Billy.   Quite appropriate for the fine TSN LE pen.

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 06-02-2017, 01:32 PM
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Thanks, Phil & Ricardo! I already have a brass Slider but if course had to have the LE and the engraving really sets it off. I also noticed the machining of the body is a tad deeper than my first Slider, which makes it even grippier! Nice....


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 06-02-2017, 01:46 PM
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There is something I want to add regarding the quality of the machining on this pen.  It has a two-piece body.

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The machining on this pen is so precise that, depending on the light and angle, it can be virtually impossible to see the seam between the two parts. 

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When I first got the pen, I thought it was a one-piece body and unsuccessfully tried to unscrew the top cap, which does have a seam.  I ultimately figured out it was a two-part body, but it was by playing around with the pen and not because I saw the seam.  I subsequently learned from one of Will's videos that the top cap and bolt are threaded, but secured with Loctite.

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