Small Batch 2023-001 Vertex Special Release

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We wanted to make sure the Small Batch releases went as planned this year, and while we are expanding to include specific Small Batch releases for holidays and special occasions keeping on track with our standard Small Batch releases is a focus for us. The plan was to get the first Small Batch out in February and follow that up with 9 more Small Batches throughout the year. This year each Small Batch will be under 25 pens with a few down around 7-10. All of these are going to be in-house poured resin mixtures in varying color schemes, some will be only available to the Karas Pen Club. We expect to have around 10 total Small Batches before the end of the year.

The 2023-001 Small Batch Vertex is handcrafted in our shop in Mesa, Arizona, from the material to the machining to the finishing and packaging this is us pushing ourselves to continue to make more of the processes in-house to keep costs down while ensuring the quality remains to standard. The first Small Batch Vertex of 2023 are pens that were the test batches for the California Pen Show release. The first few mixes of colors that Zoe did lacked the right pop and were too dark. They lacked the green, tan, and silver we needed to get the pens to really pop with the idea we had in mind. But these darker pens were still beautiful on their own. They range from dark blue with brown to standard blue and gold and all have an incredible shine on them. When you check out select from seven different grip section options: Blue transparent, Coke Bottle transparent, Brown transparent, Green transparent, Smoke transparent, Mint Translucent, and Teal translucent. You’ll also have the option to select from a variety of steel nibs, with titanium upgrades available. Ships in our machined Vertex box with lasered Small Batch 2022-002 lid.

The Vertex is our second release in our Signature Series which is built around using plastics and other resins as the main parts of the pen. From the beginning, we wanted to create something that looked, felt, and functioned differently than other pens on the market. The Vertex’s basic design is that of a classic eyedropper pocket fountain pen. It functions with only four parts: a cap, barrel, grip, and nib. Simply add ink to the reservoir, and you can happily write pages of notes before you need to refill. Eyedropper pens can be tricky and messy, and we wanted to eliminate some of those concerns. During the engineering phase, we implemented designs of custom-fit o-rings to eliminate the need for silicone grease to seal the grip and nib areas. We wanted a smooth transition from grip to barrel, so we moved traditional breakpoint from the section back, and using a third o-ring in the cap adapted slip cap functionality for the pen. The longer grip section allows for the use of an “ink window” with transparent materials which adds a little flair to the pen. The Vertex looks and feels streamlined and aerodynamic with soft tapers, a cigar-shaped body, and a concave cap top; the Vertex is at once futuristic and reminiscent of the classic lines of Parker and Sheaffer pens. The Vertex is the latest step in our Design.History.Technology influenced Signature Series.

Comes standard with a Bock polished steel nib, with upgrades in titanium and 14k gold when in stock. The #6 nibs units are manufactured by Peter Bock in Germany. Also included with each pen is a 2 ml soft pipette and 2 black Monteverde ink cartridges. Each pen is designed and machined, by us, in the USA.

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