Karas Kustoms Ink Fountain Pen - Violet Aluminum

$100.00
MSRP $100.00
Product Code KK-5054-Violet
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
The Ink is a machined fountain pen that comes in aluminum, brass, and copper. This particular model features purple anodized aluminum. You can select from five varieties of sections: aluminum (in silver, black, or tumbled raw finish), raw brass, or raw copper. The grip section and nib unit will be shipped in separate packaging from the pen body/cap for you to assemble yourself.
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Karas Kustoms Ink Fountain Pen - Violet Aluminum

The Ink is a machined fountain pen that comes in aluminum, brass, and copper. This particular model features purple anodized aluminum. The thread-on cap uses triple-start threads to securely attach itself to the pen and to allow the removal of the cap with only 1.5 revolutions.

You can select from five varieties of sections: aluminum (in silver, black, or tumbled raw finish), raw brass, or raw copper. The clip and screws are made of durable stainless steel clip so you don't have to worry about breaking your clip like you do with most fountain pens.

The Ink uses German-made Bock nib assemblies known for their quality and long life, available in your choice of extra-fine, fine, medium, broad, and 1.1mm stub italic. The grip section and nib unit will be shipped in separate packaging from the pen body/cap for you to assemble yourself.

Comes with a standard international converter and a pack of short standard international cartridges.

We highly recommend our Schmidt made Standard International converter for any additional converter purchases.

Designed and manufactured in the USA. ​

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Karas Kustoms
Type
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Karas Kustoms Ink
Demonstrator
No
Body Color
Purple
Body Material
Aluminum
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks, Standard international long cartridges, Standard international short cartridges
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Aluminum, Brass, Copper
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1mm Stub
Postable
No
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
14.6mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.5mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
18.9mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip
9.5mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
126.5mm (5in)
Length - Cap
61mm (2.4in)
Length - Nib
18.8mm (0.7in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
137.3mm (5.4in)
Weight - Body
23g (0.8oz)
Weight - Cap
16g (0.6oz)
Weight - Overall
39g (1.4oz)
Karas Kustoms Ink Fountain Pen - Violet Aluminum is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough, functional, and pretty, with a few flaws I got this pen so that I'd have a purple pen to use with purple (Waterman) ink. The anodized purple finish on the pen is beautiful, and the pen itself is an impressive machine-age artifact. It's quite heavy and could probably take a bullet without being functionally compromised. I got the medium nib - which is very smooth and just the right amount of wet - and the copper section. The unvarnished copper adds to the weight of the pen and makes it a bit more front-balanced, which I like. The copper also develops a patina very quickly; I've had the pen for only two weeks and already the section is a brownish color, which actually complements the purple of the barrel very nicely. The cap attaches via a pretty leisurely screw fitting - almost two full rotations to fully seat the cap. I don't mind this, but I do have a related complaint - the cap doesn't "click in" when it's fully screwed onto the barrel, and if you put the pen in a pocket it can come unscrewed. Since the Kustoms Ink is modular and comes in many different colors and metal choices, it arrives disassembled and you have to assemble it yourself. This means attaching the section to the barrel, the nib and feed to the section, and the cap to the barrel. My second complaint is related to this assembly process: the instructions that come with the pen don't make it completely clear that the feed is also screw-fit rather than friction-fit. I pushed the feed into the section assuming that it was a friction-fit unit, and it didn't fall out, but it rattled a bit. After inking (using the converter, which is supplied with the pen), the pen wrote fine, so it wasn't until about two days later that I noticed the loose feed fit and tried twisting it - at which point it became clear that the feed is indeed a screw-fit. I admit this mildly embarrassing mistake in the hope that it will save other owners from repeating it :-) The pen is comfortable to hold; the section is nicely shaped and tapered, and is large but not uncomfortably so. The cap threads are quite fine, so even if you grip the pen by the threads it's not unpleasant. I prefer heavy pens, and I don't find this one tiring to write with. the Bock nib is very smooth, and the sensation of the nib on the paper is very pleasant. I've had no hard starts, and the nib isn't overly sensitive to writing angle or barrel rotation. All in all it's a very good performer and exceptionally tough. I wouldn't say it's a great pocket-carry pen, though, given the tendency of the cap to unscrew itself. From a style perspective, it's a VERY stylish pen, if your preferred style is industrial, tactical, or steampunk; it might not be the perfect choice to put in your tuxedo pocket for a game of baccarat with Mr. Bond.
Date published: 2016-08-13
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