The Retrakt R-Type is our nod to automobiles, especially the racing themes found in automotive manufacturing and paint style. We began this series in 2017 by adding rings to the lower barrel of the Retrakt and removing the knurling from the upper, adding grip texture to the lower and streamlining the pen. Then we find cool color combinations from automobiles past and present to draw inspiration from when we send the pens out for anodizing.
Our last R-Type of 2019 pays homage to one of the most iconic color themes of the muscle car era: Plum-Crazy Purple. Predominantly used in the 1970's on Chrysler® products, it became synonymous with the Charger, Challenger, and Road Runner. The classic purple has gone through a few different hues over that time and was revived in 2018 for the both the Challenger and Charger. The classic Mopar® racing theme was often to use plum-crazy purple with black or white stripes and accents. We've taken the ringed Retrakt lowers and the smooth Retrakt uppers and had them high polished then applied a bright violet anodize coat to them. Finishing the pen with all black furniture to pull the theme together like the classic 1970 Challenger. For this release we've done a custom sticker that features our double K logo done back-to-back which makes the bottom half of the joined Ks looks a bit like the big M used by Mopar®, over the top of the sticker is a KARAS in racing script and it's all done in purples, whites, and blacks to finalize the entire release. The pen comes equipped with a black Pilot G-2 refill. This release is limited to 75 pens.
Overall Length – 140.462 mm / 5.53”
Body Width Minimum – 11.11 mm / 0.437”
Body Width Maxmum – 9.93 mm / 0.39”
Aluminum Weight – 27.7g / 0.97 oz
Our pens are designed, manufactured, and assembled in Mesa, Arizona. The Retrakt V2 uses material and components sourced primarily from the United States, but also from Germany.