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#1 KarasPenCo

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 23:33

We're coinciding the release of our latest fountain pen with our first trip to the DC Pen Show. Our latest release in our Signature Series, the Vertex fountain pen will be available for purchase exclusively at the DC Pen Show August 3-5.

This new release is a pocket fountain pen machined from U.S. made acrylic acetate. It is designed as an eyedropper but can also accept standard international cartridges. It features a non-standard grip section that widens to the width of the barrel and when machined out of translucent material provides an "ink window" that is visible with the cap on or off. The Vertex utilizes two o-rings in the section and barrel, one below the section threads in the barrel and the other at the base of the nib; these two o-rings eliminate the need for silicone grease to seal the grip section and barrel. A third o-ring in the cap provides for an airtight cap seal as well as a snap cap design. Designed with a torpedo shaped body, soft curves, a concave upper cap design; the features are comfortable and provide a unique look to a traditional design.

 

The Vertex fountain pen retails for $120 dollars with a Bock polished steel nib, is available in Black or Green, with grip sections in Translucent Orange, Red, Blue, Amber, and Smoke. It comes with a custom fit, black with grey stitching Rickshaw Bagworks pen sleeve. The full production run expected release is late September 2018.

 

For more information check out the pictures or our video introducing the pen.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 23:57

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#3 KellyMcJ

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 00:11

Oh man. Eyedropper! I was hoping for converter but this is even better.

Gosh I need this. I won't make the pen show so I'll have to wait for the production release...but I'm excited about it!

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 00:23

That pen had better write like a dream for that price. Or mow your lawn.

#5 KellyMcJ

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 00:39

That pen had better write like a dream for that price. Or mow your lawn.


The price is well in line with other handmade pens of similar construction.

#6 Mulrich

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 03:20

The price is well in line with other handmade pens of similar construction.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:00

They look nice!


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 04:08

Nice! Looking forward to trying it out this weekend at the show.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:20

Good looking line of pens.  Wish I was at the DC pen show this weekend!



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:05

Very pretty!


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#11 Driften

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 21:45

I really want one of these in green, not sure what section color though. I can't wait until they do the production run.



#12 KellyMcJ

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 17:40

I really want one of these in green, not sure what section color though. I can't wait until they do the production run.

 

I want one in black with a gray, blue or orange section (I can't decide).

 

Next thing I'd love to see (hint KarasKustoms! :D) is a shut off valve eyedropper. There aren't enough of them at the $100-200 price point on the market in durable finishes (Urushi is gorgeous but not that utilitarian and neither is the price let's be honest.)



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 21:48

Next thing I'd love to see (hint KarasKustoms! :D) is a shut off valve eyedropper. There aren't enough of them at the $100-200 price point on the market in durable finishes (Urushi is gorgeous but not that utilitarian and neither is the price let's be honest.)


Urushi isnt cheap but its a pretty durable material. Its not as damage proof as metal but Id put it above many plastics. If you have a history of being tough on pens urushi probably isnt a good option but more because of price than utility.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 22:28

 

I want one in black with a gray, blue or orange section (I can't decide).

 

Next thing I'd love to see (hint KarasKustoms! :D) is a shut off valve eyedropper. There aren't enough of them at the $100-200 price point on the market in durable finishes (Urushi is gorgeous but not that utilitarian and neither is the price let's be honest.)

 

 

Opus 88 makes a number of eyedropper models with a shut off valve that range in price from $93 to $125. Most use a Jowo #5 nib and one model uses the #6 size. Some are resin, some resin with ebonite.

 

Back to the Karas Vertex, I would order one today if I could. It would be cool if the sold the sections separate so that you could swap sections depending on the color of ink being used. 



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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:16

 

 

Opus 88 makes a number of eyedropper models with a shut off valve that range in price from $93 to $125. Most use a Jowo #5 nib and one model uses the #6 size. Some are resin, some resin with ebonite.

 

Back to the Karas Vertex, I would order one today if I could. It would be cool if the sold the sections separate so that you could swap sections depending on the color of ink being used. 

 

I know, I have an Opus 88 Koloro and it's one of my favorite pens. :D

 

I still want Karas to make one. :D



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:33

This is lovely 


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#17 KellyMcJ

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 12:50

KarasPenCo is there any update on the release date for these beauties?



#18 KarasPenCo

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 17:58

We had one of our lathes break down, and which stopped production on the Vertex at about the 1/3 mark. We are hopeful that the machine will be fixed this week, but it's pushed back the release into November. At this point we're crossing our fingers for a release before Thanksgiving but it depends on how quickly we can get back on track with machining the pens.



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 06:44

Thanks so much for the update. For me this is by far the most attractive Karas pen made to date, so I was getting anxious when no further information appeared.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 23:22

Loving the design. Will pick one up when its out.







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