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In keeping with our experimentation with different grip profiles for some of our pens, we’ve had great success with the Fluted Bolt V2, but we wanted to add something similar to rings but with a bit more purchase. The speed-groove is our latest grip profile that we’re testing out on the Bolt V2. What’s a “speed-groove” you ask? Initially, we thought to apply the grooved lower barrel treatment that we use in the EDK, but when we tested out a few they didn’t look right. Instead, we’ve opted to change the “dished” groove into a flat-bottomed wide groove. We weren’t feeling just the wider groove, so we increased the feed rate, which changes the speed at which the part machines and touched the bottom of the groove leaving nice micro-rings in each groove. Hence the term “speed-groove”. This treatment is similar to the Render K grips that have this same textured micro-rings and adds a nice grip to the anodized aluminum.
This was the first planned colorway for the Speed-Groove Bolt, it’s taken us this long to launch it because we wanted to get the satin red color correct. This satin red is a nice deep red that has that great texture so you don’t lose your grip on the pen. We anodized the knobs and then tossed black screws and clips to get the red and black color combination that you’ve come to love. The new speed grooves on the lower barrel feel great with this finish and provide a comfortable grip without causing any hand fatigue. The pen ships with a black Pilot G2 refill.
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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.