Recently we’ve switched to using Cerakote* brand ceramic coating which provides better hardness, more color options, and is applied professionally by an official Cerakote applicator. Cerakote expands their color options frequently, and they added a color called Purplexed H-332 to their catalog recently. This light shade of purple falls into the realm of what most would term “pastel”. We’ve frequently attempted to get pastel color applications on our pens with little-to-no luck, but several of the latest Cerakote colors are pastels, and Purplexed H-332 will be the first to make an appearance.
We’re excited to release the Speed-Groove Bolt V2 in this color and finish, we feel the speed-groove design lends itself nicely to the pastel look. The Purplexed Speed-Groove Bolt V2 features full coverage Cerakote over the upper and lower bodies. The Speed-Groove lower barrel features machined grooves with micro-texture which adds grip without detracting from the writing experience. The finish is a uniform, satin coat with some texture that provides improved grip and a beautiful look that we can’t get with anodize. We’ve selected our stainless steel clip, screws, and click mechanism for this release. The pen ships with a black Pilot G2 refill. Cerakote is known for the highest-rated hardness, flexibility, and durability for ceramic coatings in the industry.
*Cerakote is a temperature-cured, spray-on ceramic coating that is used in a variety of industries including automotive, defense, outdoors, and sports. While Cerakote has been tested and rated at the highest levels of hardness, corrosion resistance, flexibility, and heat; it is not nearly as durable as anodize. Like all coatings, Cerakote can and will naturally wear when carried against objects of a similar or greater hardness than the Cerakote. Cerakote can chip or crack if dropped onto hard surfaces. Be advised this surface finish will wear over time, and is not as resistant to wear or damage as our standard anodize.
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.