Review: Tofty via Shapeways Pen Clip

This clip has been mentioned on RSVP multiple times yet I’ve failed to post a review. My thoughts on this clip are mixed.

I picked up the white processed versatile plastic. It’s got a rough finish I rather like but it looks filthy very quickly. For another $4.50 you can get a smoother premium plastic. White goes with everything, and given how many color variations Baron Fig has, black and white are the best choices (to me.)  The 9mm clip worked for me, but 8.5mm might also work with a snugger fit.

The part of the clip that wraps around your pen is delicate, BE CAREFUL when you slide the pen into it, or you might crush or crack it and it won’t work. Sigh. I’ve ordered 2 of these because the first clip I ordered was 10mm and too big and of course I crushed that one. Once you get the right size for your pen, the clip slides on and fits nicely at a good point on the BF Squire pen body. It doesn’t look great, but it is perfectly functional.

Scratch that. The Tofty clip is a wart on a beautiful pen body. It’s ugly AF and I hate it except for the fact that it means I can now use my Squires at work. My work environment means I’m up and moving around and I need to be able to grab my pen (clipped to the buttons of my shirt) quickly for notes. I can’t leave it on my desk in the Stone like I do when I’m at home. For work use, my pens MUST have a clip, and Tofty’s are ugly but functional and they won’t scratch the anodized finish like other slide on metal clips will. I won’t even look at the Peerless pencil clip as an option, that things scratch my fingers if I look at it wrong.

Anyway, if you can look past the aesthetics of the Tofty clips it is the only option for BF Squire that slides on securely. At $4.50 it’s not super cheap but it is affordable.


A quick note about customer service. When you purchase a Tofty product you buy it via Shapeways. If things are right you’ll have no issues, but if things are incorrect their customer service is ridiculous. I’ve ordered several adapters and one was so wrong the refill slid out. To get a replacement for the $4 part I had to send a video of the part being defective, multiple pictures, they asked me to measure the parts with CALIPERS and take pictures of the caliper measurements. This process took over a week. For.a.goddamn.4.dollar.piece. I’ve wanted to order a few other things from them but this horrible CS experience makes me want to wait until I REALLY want another item. In the end YMMV.

No affiliate links today. I purchased the goods in this review with my own cash money. No one influenced my review.