There’s a first time for everything. We first introduced the Bolt in 2012, it was our first attempt at a retractable pen. The Bolt had its first redesign in 2016 with an updated J-slot, then in 2017, it became the first of our pens to add an o-ring to improve overall functionality. Now we add another first to the list of firsts the Bolt has been through, this is the first official material expansion of a pen in our Kustoms Line of writing instruments. Last year we released a limited edition INK V2 in bronze, at that time it was considered a one-off addition; the Bronze Bolt V2 is our official “statement” of intention to add bronze as a fourth material that will be used in our Kustoms Line of writing instruments moving forward.
The Bronze Bolt V2 keeps everything you’ve come to love about our bolt action pen: unique bolt-action mechanism via a thumb-knob, updated J-slot to improve actuation of the refill, refill modularity with support for either a Parker style ballpoint or Euro-style 110mm rollerball refill, and internal o-ring to ensure the pen always stays ready to write. Fully machined to precise specifications via advanced CNC technology, each part is then inspected before being hand sanded and put through a multi-step polishing and protecting process. Each pen is assembled with the selected refill type, tested for function, and shipped out via FedEx or USPS shipping. The Bronze Bolt V2 is polished to a high shine, however, due to the chemical makeup of bronze, it will develop patina faster than brass though slightly slower than copper. A sunshine polishing cloth can be used to keep the high polish intact, we do not suggest using more aggressive metal polish as it could scratch the surface of the pen. This is an initial production batch listed via a separate link to ensure easier purchase, future production batches of the Bronze Bolt V2 will be added to the main Bolt V2 sale page.
The Bronze Bolt V2 is made from 630 Bronze on our CNC Swiss lathes in Mesa, Arizona. Pilot G2 refills are manufactured by Pilot Pens in Japan. Schmidt Easyflow 9000 refills are manufactured by Schmidt in Germany.
Overall Length – 140.462 mm / 5.53”
Body Width – 11.11 mm / 0.437”
Bronze Weight – 62.7g / 2.2 oz