The Thinket Now (Carved Chantique, Gold & Shadow)
The GEN 3.0, Thinket® Now (Carved Chantique, Gold & Shadow) is machined from solid #360 Brass for the hand-stamped & carved Copper-plated and Heat-Patina treated Handle, #6061 Aluminum for the 24 Kt. Genuine Gold and Heat-Patina treated, hand-stamped Slider-Heads, while the limited production-run Slider-Tube is machined from #304 Stainless-Steel, then sandblasted to a fine, satin-porcelain-like finish and plated with a Black, diamond-hard PVD / DLC coating.
The specially grooved, 24 Kt genuine Gold-plated & hand-stamped, Heat-Patina treated, GEN 3.0 Slider-Heads are designed to accommodate 15mm GID O-Rings for a new haptic effect called a "reassuring-thud." The hand-stamped images on these rare limited edition Slider-Heads represent a Sunburst icon on one Head and a Compass icon on the other.
Please note that the dense, hand-carved & stamped pattern in the copper-plated surface of the solid-Brass GEN 3.0 Handle varies from one piece to another, so that each of these creations is a unique, limited edition object, different from the other pieces in the series.
* IMPORTANT: Please note that the Black PVD / DLC plating on the special limited production-run Slider-Tube is a diamond-hard, satin-like textured coating, and when in use the Slider-Tube may accumulate a fine translucent Brass residue from the Handle's inner flared #260 Brass Sleeve assembly. That faint residue is similar to a kind of "brass-rubbing" effect, and may be easily removed with a water & soap dampened cotton terry-cloth. Please see the last example picture of a Black PVD / DLC coated Slider-Tube showing similar residue.
This newest Thinket form-factor adds a "reassuring-thud" effect to the soothing action called a "satisfying-bounce" that has always been delivered by every Thinket stress-relief device). The "reassuring-thud" effect was the primary motivation behind the most recent Thinket Kickstarter project called ("The Thinket Now, GEN 3.0), which was launched, funded, and successfully fulfilled in 2018.
The special new "thud" sensation is achieved by means of the custom-machined O-Ring grooves in the GEN 3.0 Slider-Heads; and several high-quality O-Rings are included with each Thinket Now for use with those grooves.
The Thinket® Now (Carved Chantique, Gold & Shadow) comes in an attractive drawstring-pouch for easy storage & transport.
The Thinket® Now (Carved Chantique, Gold & Shadow) is Handmade in the USA to fill each customer order.
The shipping weight of this Thinket version (not the actual weight) is approximately 8 oz to allow for proper support & padding during transit.
PLEASE NOTE: All Thinket and ChessMate products are handmade to fill each customer order, and there is a workshop queue by order-date.
WARNING: Choking Hazard. Every Thinket® contains one or more strong magnets, so please keep it away from small children or pets that might swallow it. Do not place the Thinket® on or too close to magnetically sensitive devices and storage media such as: Credit cards, gift cards, watches, computer hard drives, and other such magnetically sensitive items. Do not attempt to put your fingers inside the Thinket®, nor to disassemble it, nor to use it to tap, thump, or hit people, animals, or objects. Please exercise common sense while handling the Thinket®, and please use the Thinket responsibly and considerately at all times.