The Thinket Now (Carved Coppertina-2 & Shadow)
The GEN 3.0, Thinket® Now (Carved Coppertina-2 & Shadow) is machined from solid #360 Brass for the hand-stamped & carved Copper-plated and Heat-Patina treated Handle, #6061 Aluminum for the Copper-plated and Heat-Patina treated 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 then plated with a Black, diamond-hard PVD / DLC coating.
The specially grooved, GEN 3.0 Slider-Heads are designed to accommodate 15mm GID O-Rings for a new haptic effect called a "reassuring-thud."
Please note that the hand-stamped & hand carved pattern in the copper-plated surface of the solid-Brass GEN 3.0 Handle varies slightly from one piece to another, so that each of these creations is a unique, limited edition object that is 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" to the action called a "satisfying-bounce" delivered by every Standard action Thinket). 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 Coppertina-2 & Shadow) comes in an attractive drawstring-pouch for easy storage & transport.
The Thinket® Now (Carved Coppertina-2 & 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.
IMPORTANT: The Thinket® contains one or more strong magnets, so please keep it away from small children and pets. Do not place the Thinket® close to magnetically sensitive items such as: Credit cards, gift cards, watches, computer hard drives, and other such magnetically sensitive items. Do not put your fingers inside the Thinket®, nor try to disassemble it. Please use common sense while handling the Thinket®, and please use the Thinket responsibly at all times.