When we sat down to finalize the Vertex fountain pen, we wanted to find a box that not only protected the pen but also a box that had the Karas Pen Co feel to it. We looked at numerous box options, from very modern designs to relatively simplistic slip boxes. The longer the search went on, the more we truly felt we’d end up with something that was a fully custom box. That type of custom box can be prohibitively expensive, something we wanted to try to steer clear of it at all possible. It was at this point that we switched gears to looking internally for both the box design and the manufacturing. We’d already created the Decograph capsule as a means of protection and a box for that pen. So we knew we could do the same for the Vertex. We landed on a take on an old-style, slide-top box; a design that’s been around for a LONG time. We milled the box out of 6061 aluminum and had the lids cut out of sheet aluminum with a small dimple to “lock” the lid in place. Internally we had two pieces of open-cell foam cut by the Foam Factory to keep the contents from banging around. The design is elegant and simple, and it works.
Due to popular demand, we’re offering this item as a standalone purchase. We never expected people to ask to purchase our machined boxes or capsules, but as time has gone on we have indeed found that people want to purchase them. This version of the Slide-Top Box comes with a “rivet-lid” type logo we’ve created specifically for this application. It’s been laser-etched on the top of the brushed aluminum lid. The box comes with the two-piece foam installed, and the foam will comfortably hold all of our pens.