2023 Updated Limited Release
The Matte Red Dragonskin Bolt was a special release in November 2021. That version featured matte anodize over the entire pen except the screws. It was one of the first releases that featured our anodize aluminum clips, and was a huge hit. We’re revisiting it with a different colorway, Matte Red body with Natural (Type III) hard anodize clip and knob. This is our unofficial XV Anniversary release because we didn’t expect it to happen because we thought the whole batch was damaged. Luckily we’ve been able to salvage a small batch of these. 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.