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Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by chaosmagnet, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. chaosmagnet
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    I'm in the market for a new pen. I'm sure I want one with a strong pocket clip, and without a cap that posts -- either a clicky or a bolt action for me. And titanium, because titanium is awesome. My top two contenders right now are the TiBolt and the Maxmadco. Which is better? Which other ones should I look at?
     
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    Mathew Martin Ti mini click

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    I'm entirely biased towards the Maxmadco. It's awesome.
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    It depends on how wide you like your pens. The Maxmadco is about 3/8" wide. The Tibolt is wider. Do you like slimmer pens or wider ones?
     
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    Thanks for pointing me at the Mathew Martin Ti Mini Click, CatsTide, I like what I see

    Great question, Russ Prechtl. I don't know that I have a preference one way or the other; the width of a pen doesn't seem to be a big deal to me, but the balance is important.
     
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    Well my SS maxmadco is perfectly balanced..neither top nor bottom heavy. I surmise the titanium would be the same way.

    Note there is also the Tactile Turn Shaker in titanium (I assume we're staying with Parker style refills here like the aforementioned
    pens).
     
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    tactile turn also makes their longer Mover in titanium if you like a longer refill with your tail-clicky titanium pen. for bolt action, the Fellhoelter tibolt is the same overall length as the Mover but uses a shorter refill (so there's room for the bolt). here's the two of them next to each other:
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    the tibolts tend to have a darker/stonewashed finish, and the Mover is more of a satin finish. I typically reach for whichever one matches the knife i am carrying and am very happy with both.
     
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    I have had both the Tibolt and the Ti Maxmadco. Both are great quality pens and I can highly recommend either. The Tibolt is more "tactical" looking and has a larger bolt lever which makes it really fun to play with. The Maxmadco is sleeker with a cleaner overall design and a smaller bolt knob which makes it more comfortable to write with (doesn't poke you if the pen turns the wrong way) but not quite as fun to play with.

    Either is a viable choice, but I ended up selling my Tibolts and have stuck with the Ti Maxmadco. Overall I like writing with it better and the design and quality are just outstanding, the level of machining quality in the Ti version is better than any other pen I've handeled.

    I haven't once regretted my decision, the Maxmadco is just design perfection to my eye.
     
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    The Maxmadco's balance is oustanding. I am pretty sensitive to that myself.
     
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    I know it's not popular here, but I really like the Fisher Space Pen refill. Between the Mover and the Shaker, I would take the Shaker for that reason alone. Nice looking pen for sure, I'll add it to the list.
     
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    Not popular? Go read the recent Space pen thread - there are many, many fans of the Fisher refills on these boards. :) (I prefer the fine, myself.)
     
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    Having not handled any of these I'm making my decision based on looks. I've settled on the Maxmadco -- the TiBolt was a close second but I think the bolt handle sticks out a bit too much for my taste. Thanks to all for your input, it is much appreciated!
     
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    The Maxmadco Ti is here and I love it. Form factor, balance, weight, mechanism and strong pocket clip are all exactly what I was looking for. Fit and finish are spectacular. It even writes well :bounce:. Thanks again for all of the input, I really appreciate it!
     
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    to quote a EDCF maxim...pics or it didn't happen!
     
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    1. Read posts asking for pics
    2. Go upstairs to get Maxmadco Ti pen (working from home in my bathrobe, if you must know why I wasn't carrying it)
    3. Bring pen downstairs
    4. Take safe queen forum knife out of safe for gratuitous knife :censored: in shot
    5. Use flashlight to charge moonglow
    6. Set up and take shot with iPhone
    7. Email pic to PC
    8. Strip metadata from pic
    9. Upload image to hosting site
    10. Paste URL to post:
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    Enjoy!
     
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    beautiful pic! How do you like the pen?
     
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    Love it. So far it's everything I was hoping for.
     
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    For me, I prefer titanium. Aluminum scratches more easily and doesn't look as nice if it does.

    When wearing jeans or cargo pants I tend to carry my Alpha Ti. In business clothes it's always the Maxmadco Ti.