Based on our Retrakt pen, the Retraktable Standard is a production mechanical pencil featuring a Schmidt DSM 2007 steel mechanical pencil insert. Our Retraktable Standard pencil is made up of three main components that we manufacture in-house: lower grip, upper body, and click mechanism. For the production release of the Retraktable we have various grip profiles and anodize options. The gloss anodize options are only available on the Ringed Retraktable Standard mechanical pencils. The production Retraktable Standard pencil utilizes our custom-designed and machined click mechanism which we manufacture. We’re also using our new stamped 6061 aluminum clips*. The Retraktable Standard is everything you’d expect from a Karas writing instrument meant to complement our existing pens: uniquely designed, comfortable to use, and manufactured to last.
The Satin Blue Frag Retraktable is our standard-sized mechanical pencil with a frag pattern grip profile. The raw aluminum pens have been finish-tumbled and then sent out for a lovely satin blue anodize. The clips and button mechanism have also anodized matte black to give a nice contrast to the satin blue. The satin finish is one of our more recent anodize additions; providing good texture for gripping without losing the brilliance of the color. When checking out you’ll have the option to select from a 0.5mm or 0.7mm lead insert thread-in mechanism. Each pencil comes with a Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser which we find to be one of the best erasers on the market, and rather than engineering some eraser-pocket on the pencil with a nearly unusable eraser we’d simply provide you with a quality eraser.
Overall Length – 140.462 mm / 5.53”
Body Width Minimum – 9.93 mm / 0.39”
Body Width Maximum – 11.11 mm / 0.437”
Aluminum Weight – 27.7g / 0.97 oz
*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.