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Karas Kustoms Fountain-K

karas aluminum esterbrook tough

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#41 GuilhermeAtencio

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 23:22

Thanks for the review and the others that also contributed.

I've been thinking of getting one for quite some time (I still haven't left the "heavy pens" phase), and it was nice to read reviews of people that owned those for longer times, not only the usual few days of ownership we see on the internet.



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#42 niks122

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:38

thanks - 



#43 c0sco

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 21:22

Just to follow up on my previous post, I was able to successfully get through an entire converter's worth of ink using the methods of inking up the pen that I mentioned. I love the pen, however for any prospective buyers, I would recommend purchasing through a retailer like Goulet who will actually provide customer service for the pen, which is not what I got from Karas directly.



#44 mauckcg

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 21:40

I had a ton of issues with my first Ink.  Turns out the converter was cracked.  Now I have three Inks all with Titanium nibs.  Fantastic pens overall.



#45 tonybelding

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:41

I had a ton of issues with my first Ink.  Turns out the converter was cracked.  Now I have three Inks all with Titanium nibs.  Fantastic pens overall.

 

 

What size did you get?  My Ti nib is an F, but it seems on the flabby side.  I may need to get an EF too.



#46 mauckcg

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:00

 

 

What size did you get?  My Ti nib is an F, but it seems on the flabby side.  I may need to get an EF too.

EF, F, M.  I like them and use them fairly regularly.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 04:33

Good review - thanks. I keep getting tempted by these and the Ink. I've had no issues with Bock no.6 nibs so far, but both no.5's needed adjustments.



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:13

After having this pen well over a year, I thought I'd just add some final notes about it. . .

 

I still don't really trust it with a converter.  I mean, I could make it work with a converter, but I'd always feel wary and have to be careful immediately after filling it from the bottle.  I trust the Karas Ink much more with a converter, since it has a larger ink collector and has never burped.

 

When used with cartridges the Fountain-K has been 100% dependable in all respects.  I've rarely used cartridges, but I got some Herbin Perle Noir carts (high quality, unlike the cheap generic carts this pen came with!), and they work superbly in the Fountain-K.

 

The other thing I want to add is that the Fountain-K seals up very, very well when capped.  It can sit idle for days or weeks, then I pick it up and find it writes perfectly.  (This seems to be equally true of the Karas Ink.)

 

And...  Finally, I'd like to repeat what I observed back in the very beginning.  This really does seem to me like a modern-day counterpart of the Esterbrook J.  It's small, solid and durable, easy to repair and maintain, dependable, doesn't cost too much.  It's very much an "EDC" workaday pen as opposed to a fancy collector's item.


Edited by tonybelding, 02 July 2017 - 01:14.






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