RE-RELEASE BY DEMAND
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.
First, out of the gate, we decided to go traditional with a matte olive green anodized aluminum pen body paired with matching matte olive green knobs and clips. The look is very reminiscent of the Mk 2 grenade, and while this pen can be a deadly weapon when crafting wordplay, the Mk II Bolt won’t explode on you. We heavy tumbled the aluminum before sending them to the anodizer, so the surface does retain a nice texture that allows for great grip. 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.