2022 Retraktable Re-Launch Special 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. For the production release of the Retraktable we have various grip profiles and anodize options. This Ringed Retraktable is the ONLY matte anodized Special Release we’re planning as most/all of the Ringed Retraktables will have a gloss finish or Cerakote application on them. The production Retraktable Standard pencil utilizes our custom-designed and machined click mechanism which we manufacture. We’re also using our new stamped 6061 aluminum clips*. 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 Matte Gold Ringed Retraktable Standard is the only matte anodized release planned for 2022 Retraktable Re-Launch. This pencil features matte gold anodized over a heavy tumbled body; the anodize color is what we affectionately refer to a 80’s Gold. Ten rings are machined into the grip portion of the lower barrel to provide for a better grip when writing. The aluminum clip and push button mechanism have been anodized matte black over full coverage and look incredible with the matte gold. 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.
*6061 aluminum clips are not as stiff as our stainless steel clips. They have more spring to them and can snap or bend if caught and pulled hard on something. They are more than adequate and stronger than many clips used on metal pens made out of lighter material. The anodize will wear over time, but it is more robust than the black nitride we use on our standard black clips.