In early 2019 we sat down and decided to add some details to the barrels of our retractable rollerball and ballpoint pens. We did some in rings and grooves, but we also added flutes to the lower barrel of all of our retractable pen offerings. We also decided that all of the fluted barrel options would be hard tumbled and anodized in a matte finish, something we’ve never done before for an entire product line. We’re pushing into 2020 with more fluted options on all of your favorite rollerball and ballpoint pens.
The latest “ultra” edition is here. If you’re unfamiliar with this particular treatment, it’s unique to the Bolt V2 pens. It consists of a Bolt V2 that has been fully anodized in one single color. The Ultra Black and Ultra Green Bolt V2 pens were the originators of this colorway, but we’ve slowly expanded to include other colors. The latest special release is the Ultra Violet Fluted Bolt V2. Featuring polished aluminum base material anodized in bright dip violet on the upper and lower barrels, clip, and knob. We’ve selected black stainless steel fasteners for this release. The pen 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 G2 refills are manufactured by Pilot Pens in Japan.