The Tactile Turn Slider and Glider pens are the latest creation from the amazing Will Hodges, who is a stunning one-man operation from Richardson, Texas. These pens feature an elegantly simple design, awesome materials, and an irresistible bolt mechanism.
What makes the Tactile Turn Slider and Glider pens truly exquisite is that sheer attention to details. From the flawless machining to the silky smooth bolt action, the high-quality materials to the versatile design - everything is meticulously considered and thought out.
The Slider is slightly shorter and comes with a Schmidt Easy Flow 9000 medium point with black ink and will fit all other "Parker style" refills. The Glider is the slightly longer version that comes with a 0.38mm Pilot G2 with black ink refill. These are a little easier than the old pens to allow refills to fit and most require no modification at all for many different refills.
Both pens fit well in almost all hands, though if you have larger hands you might be more comfortable with a Glider. Sliders tend to fit better in shirt pockets without sticking out.When it comes to refills, both pens take a wide variety of popular refills to suit every taste.
The main piece that makes these pens really interesting is the bolt action. They feature a shape unlike any other pen out there. It is one fluid motion to advance or retract the refill. Because the surfaces of both the interior part and the inside surface have been carefully machined to be extra smooth, the action feels amazingly satisfying.
If you’re looking for the perfect EDC bolt action tactical pen, this might be it. The Tactile Turn Slider and Glider feature some of the most precise CNC machining ever seen and are truly built to last several lifetimes. They come in a variety of materials, sizes and accepts a range of refills. Finally, the addition of an intriguing (and inexplicably satisfying) bolt action mechanism completes the package.