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The Retrakt R-Type is our nod to automobiles, especially the racing themes found in automotive manufacturing and paint style. We began this series in 2017 by adding rings to the lower barrel of the Retrakt and removing the knurling from the upper, adding grip texture to the lower and streamlining the pen. Then we find cool color combinations from automobiles past and present to draw inspiration from when we send the pens out for anodizing.
Our latest R-Type pays homage to one of the most recognizable racing color themes of all time: British Racing Green. Initially used in 1903, the green color was selected for the Gordon Beckett Cup held in Ireland, the green was chosen to honor the Emerald Isle and the driver of the United Kingdom's car. For several years the color was a lighter moss or emerald green before it was changed to darker green. It has varied over time as teams have chosen different shades of green, though has become an internationally known color theme. The color has been used by numerous companies and race teams through convening years. Later the dark green was often accentuated by black accents and eventually some teams added yellow to the color scheme as well, most notably Lotus® when they adopted it in 1968. The British Racing R-Type is our ringed Retrakt lower barrel in a deep green paired with a black Retrakt upper and black hardware. The combination is just as stunning as the cars that have featured this iconic theme throughout racing history. To tie the entire release together, we've created our own logo sticker that mimics the Lotus® racing logo that specifically references their use of British Racing Green. The pen comes equipped with a black Pilot G-2 refill. This release is limited to 75 pens.
Overall Length – 140.462 mm / 5.53”
Body Width Minimum – 11.11 mm / 0.437”
Body Width Maxmum – 9.93 mm / 0.39”
Aluminum Weight – 27.7g / 0.97 oz
Our pens are designed, manufactured, and assembled in Mesa, Arizona. The Retrakt V2 uses material and components sourced primarily from the United States, but also from Germany.