Thursday, October 8, 2015

W.A. Karas Signature INK 29 Limited Series

If you follow us on Instagram you have seen No.1 in this series. Here are the other 5 Signature INK 29 pens. And with them I will go into a bit of the background of the pens.

As a way to celebrate reaching 10,000 followers on Instagram, Bill decided to create something truly special. The idea to do a limited series release has been a goal for us for quite some time. It just seemed like the stars aligned and we could actually do something to move forward with this plan. During one of meetings, we came up with the idea to basically put it all on Bill's plate on what to do. We had just received our brown and olive samples back from the anodizer, and Bill worked those into his design. We didn't know what to expect, but the finished product is absolutely stunning.

Bill decided to create something we hadn't officially done before, a clipless version of one of our pens. But he didn't stop there, he added his own flair to it by creating a cap ring of hand hammered copper. The effect is quite striking but also shows off how "one of a kind" these pens truly are as none of the patterns are even close to similar. He spent quite a few days working them over to make sure the caps were consistent with our standards before he finally signed off on them.

We recently partnered with Mark Bacas (@mbacas) of Nibgrinder to get some Cursive Italic nibs ground. Having had a chance to write with one of his Medium Cursive Italics, I knew these would be top notch. Once we got them back, I made sure to set some aside as I knew they would be a perfect fit for this series of pens.

The pen itself came together quite nicely with the copper merging with the brown and olive quite well. We just had to come up with a name. As no one wanted to be the decider on naming rights, I went with something pretty basic. This is a limited series of our INK fountain pen. But it features copper in a way we haven't done with the INK yet, in the form of the cap as well as the grip. The atomic number of copper is 29, hence the INK 29. Not particularly glamorous but it works.

These pens will be sold via Instagram auction one at a time, with the first auction starting October 9th, 2015. Details on the auction will be listed in each post.

As an aside, we are still taking entries for the Burnt Orange cube and Eversharp Skyline Giveaway. Refer to our older posts for details on how to enter.


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