Brass Ringed Retraktable Standard Mechanical Pencil



2022 Retraktable Re-Launch Production Release

Based on our Retrakt pen, the Retraktable Standard is a production mechanical pencil featuring a Schmidt DSM 2007 steel mechanical pencil insert. Our Retraktable Standard pencil is made up of three main components that we manufacture in-house: lower grip, upper body, and click mechanism. The Brass and Copper Retraktable Standard pencils are the pinnacle of this project, and the reason for this full re-launch. For this release, we machined full batches of ringed Retraktable lower grips, upper bodies, and the two-piece button mechanism from either C360 brass or Tellurium copper. These are meant to be paired with our Retrakt V2 pens as complementary writing instruments, only with a little added copper and brass. The Retraktable Standard is everything you’d expect from a Karas writing instrument meant to complement our existing pens: uniquely designed, comfortable to use, and manufactured to last.

The Brass Ringed Retraktable Standard is one of our two premium release options for the Ringed Retraktable. This pencil features a body fully machined from C360 brass, the standard brass used in all of our pens. Ten rings are machined into the grip portion of the lower barrel to provide for a better grip when writing. The two-piece push button mechanism has also been machined from C360 brass, polished to a brilliant shine, hand assembled, and tested for full functionality. When checking out you’ll have the option to select from a 0.5mm or 0.7mm lead insert thread-in mechanism. Each pencil comes with a Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser which we find to be one of the best erasers on the market, and rather than engineering some eraser-pocket on the pencil with a nearly unusable eraser we’d simply provide you with a quality eraser.

This is the latest addition to the production Retraktable Standard mechanical pencils.


Overall Length – 140.462 mm / 5.53”
Body Width Minimum – 9.93 mm / 0.39”
Body Width Maximum – 11.11 mm / 0.437”
Brass Weight – 63.8g / 2.25 oz