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The Dragonskin grip is an experimental live milling technique added to the machining process first introduced on the EDK, and we’re super excited to add it to our Bolt V2. We started with the standard grooved grip profile, but then add overlaying cuts that are reminiscent of dragon scales, hence the Dragonskin moniker. The look is both menacing and intriguing and makes the pen look completely different than our standard grip options. They’re not sharp at all but provide a great tactile grip on the lower barrel and are quite comfortable for long writing sessions.
The Matte Blue & Grey Dragonskin Bolt V2 was released in August 2021, and we’re releasing the upside-down twin to that pen today. The Matte Grey & Blue Dragonskin Bolt V2 is the latest Dragonskin Bolt special release that features unique complementing colors. The raw parts have been heavy-tumbled for several hours to get that awesome texture you’ve come to expect from our matte anodize pens. We’ve partnered with a local anodizer for a cool grey, not nearly as light as what we usually receive. Then we went for a dark blue to bring the whole pen together. The knobs and aluminum clips* were anodized in this matte blue and have been attached with stainless steel screws. Ships with a black Pilot G2 refill.
The Bolt V2 is made from 6061-T aluminum on our CNC lathes and Swiss machining centers, in Mesa, Arizona. Pilot refills are manufactured in Japan.
*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.