Monster Green Modal Limited Release




Modal Limited Release

Cerakote makes its debut on the Modal with one of the most popular colors, Monster Green. We initially were skeptical that Cerakote could be a viable color treatment because of the engineering used for the clip area. We worried the Cerakote would chip when installing the clips or the thickness of the Cerakote would make the clip locating slot too tight. But our fears were unwarranted and after a month long carry test with few problems, we decided to move forward on an initial batch of Cerakote Modal pens.

The Monster Green Modal Limited Release features professionally applied H-331 (Parakeet Green) Cerakote. We selected the standard Modal profile for this release to better match our previous Monster Green Bolt Limited Releases. The Cerakote has been applied in a uniform fashion leaving an amazing finish. The surface is a matte finish that has a very grippy texture. Matte black anodized hardware and a black Delrin slider were used on this pen to complete the Monster Green look. This release is very limited though we may release another batch of these in the future. Select from a variety of rollerball refills. These are very limited in quantity and excluded from most coupon codes. 

The long wait is over, our latest pen is here. The Modal is our latest everyday carry, retractable pen that features several new design and functionality elements. This pen has been the most requested design in the history of our company. From the day our Bolt Kickstarter launched, we were asked if we would ever add a traditional side-actuated bolt-style pen. Our response was always, “Only if we can find a reason to make one in our style because the market is saturated with that type of pen.” It’s been over ten years since the Bolt was released, and we finally found our reasons. Initially, we wanted to create a pen that was roughly the length of the EDK but accepted the Pilot G2 or other 110mm refills. A five-inch length pen is about the shortest pen that is comfortable to the average pen user. Our second reason was that most bolt-style pens on the market use a side button that sticks out pretty far from the body of the pen. The button is uncomfortable and often gets caught on clothing or jabs into your hip if you’re pocket-carrying the pen. Also, for some reason, most of the current bolt-style pens feature a backward J-slot, requiring the user’s thumb to move in a weird motion bringing the button down and back towards the heel of the palm. We designed a button that is oval shaped, with a slightly convex face that is raised just enough off of the body of the pen to be functional but doesn’t interfere with clothing and won’t jab you in the hip. Our J-slot is more of a modified checkmark, and requires the user to simply push their thumb down in a swift motion before the action “catches”. The button is easily retracted with a swift upward motion of the thumb, but the catch on the slot is positive enough that the refill won’t retract during use. Finally, we developed a deep pocket carry clip somewhat resembling the INK clip but fastens via an internal thread that isn’t visible. The internal slider mechanism is machined from Delrin which provides a perfect, smooth action. The body, clip, slider, and button are designed and manufactured in our facility in Mesa, Arizona. The standard Modal ships with the Pilot G2 refill, and will accept most 110mm/Euro style refills.

Length – 130.17mm / 5.125″
Body Width –  11.11 mm / 0.437”
Width w/Clip – 14.73mm / 0.577″
Weight (Aluminum) – 24.0g / 0.84 oz

Limited Availability

“Many G codes and M codes cause the machine to change from one mode to another, and the mode stays active until some other command changes it implicitly or explicitly. Such commands are called “modal”.” –

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