RJ Mods are making some of the most beautiful and interesting mechanical devices on the vaping market. Made in Korea, the Turtle Ship Mod (or in Korean “Geobukseon”) is an elegant mod that fuses beauty with form and function to create one of the nicest mods you can find.
Geobukseon was the Korean war ship used by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon Dynasty (14th to 19th centuries). The Geobukseon or “Turtle Ship” was designed to pack a military force inside a turtle shell like design and sent on to water. Much like the actual ship, the RJ Mods Turtle Ship Mod packs a serious force inside an unassuming package.
Turtle Ship Mod V1 vs V2
Two versions of the Turtle Ship Mod have been released. Both versions have a simple firing button switch and top cap and come in both brushed stainless steel and brass. Both versions also support 18350, 18450 and 18650 batteries as well as a Kick. Both have simple, beautifully elegant graphics in a traditional Korean design – these look fantastic.
Both versions are almost identical in look. The main differences in V2 are a different firing switch design and a Korean quote that translates to “one sweep stains the mountains and rivers in blood.”
There is also a Turtle Ship Mini that uses 14500 batteries only. A nice option if you prefer a more low-profile look. However you are limited to only 14500 batteries.
RJ Mods have also released 2 custom tubes for the Turtle Ship Mod – they feature graphics of either a large turtle or a dragon. Both are beautifully engraved.
The bottom firing switch is a nice design featuring a spring and a bottom plastic insulator which is threaded. There are 2 ways of tightening the mod. If you’ve got an RDA or tank with an adjustable pin you can adjust that to get the mod snug. If not – the bottom plastic insulator is actually threaded and can be adjusted to take up any slack from there.
Update: Version 3
The Turtle Ship Mod version 3 is now available as well. Version 3 features a redesigned top cap, bottom cap graphics and a laser engraving of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin.
Is the Turtle Ship Mod for me?
I personally love the Turtle Ship and its quickly become my favorite tube mod. The Nemesis has always been a favorite, but the Turtle Ship Mod has a slightly more sleek locking ring. The feel of the brushed finish is fantastic.
Note that if you have the brass version, you will need to get some polish as it tarnishes pretty quickly, but its a beautiful mod with a simple design. The clone versions are top notch as well and this mod would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection.
See also the CATS RDA from RJ Mod – one of the finest RDA’s out there.