100 SETS AVAILABLE
Reaktor:3 - Retrograde is inspired by NASA's Discovery 7 mission to the planet Mercury. The spacecraft for this mission was aptly called the Messenger spacecraft and was outfitted with a variety of high tech equipment that provided the world with a better look at the first planet in our solar system. We've taken some of the colors used in the mission patch and spacecraft for use with this release. Specifically we are using a Matte Grey and Matte Gold which look very similar to the colors of the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA), a key component to measuring Mercury's topography (see images) and in key discoveries of Mercury's past. We've applied these colors to the Galaxie XL and Galaxie in a mixed combination where the cap and grip are one color and the body is the other. The combinations look amazing. Our new designer went out of her way to create another amazing mission patch in similar colors with custom graphics and logo work. The mission patch has a redrawn version of one of the Mercury topographic images and a basic rendering of the Messenger spacecraft. Also included is a numbered, laser etched aluminum collectors plate. This is the first Limited Edition Reaktor set, as we will only be releasing 100 of each of these pens in this finish with the corresponding patch and plate. Once these are gone we will not do these specific combinations on these pens in the future.
The Reaktor pens have a unique surface/finish compared to our other pens. This finish is unique and the first time we have had pens done this way. Due to the amount of time spent tumbling and the more aggressive acid etch, there will be small surface marks and even some removal of aluminum grain on the grips. This will show up as swirls and small "moon craters" under the anodize. The look is completely unique to this finish and something we may do in future releases of the Reaktor line.
This is a set of two pens. The Retrograde Galaxie XL and Galaxie. The set includes a custom-designed, 100% embroidered iron-on patch and a ____ of 100 numbered collectors set plate. The Retrograde Galaxie XL is outfitted with a Schmidt 6040 Fineliner with black ink. The Retrograde Galaxie is outfitted with a Schmidt 950M pressurized ballpoint refill with black ink. Designed and manufactured in the USA.