Matte Blue Mk II Bolt Special Release


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The new Mk II profile was initially a design element added to our prototype release of the Retraktable mechanical pencil. Initial feedback from early users moved this new grip profile from a prototype to a standard option on the Retraktable, but also a special release option for the Bolt and EDK. Why Mk II? Mk II (later Mk 2) was the nomenclature of the fragmentation anti-personnel type hand grenade used by the United States from 1918 through the 1960s. Often referred to as the “pineapple grenade” due to its strange outward appearance, it was also called the “frag”. Our Mk II has a similar “frag” pattern milled into the grip area that provides a nice tactile feel and looks cool too.

It’s quite possible we’ve entered our “blue period”, if so this release may be the pinnacle of all Karas pens in blue. The Matte Blue Mk II Bolt is our frag pattern Bolt with every aluminum part anodized a wonderful matte blue. The color is the quintessential blue that we always get requests for, not too dark nor too light, it sits firmly in the middle where our blue anodize is concerned. We’ve used stainless steel Torx+ screws for the clip and a stainless steel hex screw on the knob. If you’re into blue, this is the pen for you. The pen ships with a black Pilot G2 refill.

75 pens available

The Bolt V2 is made from 6061-T aluminum on our CNC lathes and Swiss machining centers, in Mesa, Arizona. Pilot G2 refills are manufactured by Pilot Pens in Japan.