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.
Some call it stealth. Other call it tactical black. Still others call it black ops. We call it ultra black, and it's back again in 2020. The Ultra Black treatment is a two step process that begins when we hard tumble the raw aluminum pens for an extended period of time. Then we source a matte black anodize that uses the based tumbled material and creates a visual effect of a true matte finish but also leaves the tactile feel of the tumbled aluminum. This is the first time we've slapped this treatment on the Fluted Bolt V2, and we're happy to see that they came out as nice as they did. This special release is limited to 100 pens. The pen ships with a black Pilot G2 refill.
100 pens available
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.