The Ink, a Machined Fountain/Rollerball Pen
Hey backers, it has been a while! Many of you have asked when we are going to be releasing a machined fountain pen. Well, we just launched one on Kickstarter... Read more
The RETRAKT- A New Machined “Click” Pen From Karas Kustoms
Since you backed us on our previous pen project, we wanted to share our latest Kickstarter venture with you. We call it the RETRAKT. Please take a look at our... Read more
New Project- The Projectone
Hello everyone, we here at Karas Kustoms have launched another project and wanted to share it with you. Take a few minutes and have a look, especially if you have... Read more
RENDER K- Pilot G2 Edition
We had several requests by customers to make the RENDER K compatible with the Pilot G2 refill, so we did just that. They look just like the regular RENDER K... Read more
New Pen Project!
We just launched a new pen project here on Kickstarter. Have a look and let us know what you think.
Colored RENDER K pens are here!
We just received a batch of colored RENDER K pens back from anodize. Stop on by the website and have a look.
Numbers are limited, so get them while they... Read more
Hey everyone, we just launched a new project here on Kickstarter. If you have an iPhone or know someone who does, please take a look.
$40 GROUP HAS SHIPPED!
That's right folks, the last group ($40 aluminum) has shipped! All orders are out the door! Hopefully everyone's addresses were correct and their packages arrive intact. We only had three... Read more
$70 Pledge Level Shipped
We just finished boxing up all the orders for the $70 (two aluminum) pledge level. We are now getting started on the last and final group- the $40 level. If... Read more
$80 and $100 Pledge Levels Shipped!
All of the $80 (#1 Combo, 1 brass, 1 aluminum) and $100 (3 aluminum) are headed out the door! The last few boxes are waiting for pickup (I think our... Read more
$240 and $160 Pledge Levels- Shipped
Because of a last minute rush, we were able to put together some more pens and ship out a couple of the smaller pledge levels. Hopefully the parts keep coming... Read more
$30 Pledge Level- Shipped
We just shipped out the $30 pledge level rewards. Our anodizer is feeding us small batches of parts at a time, so we are putting out what we can. We... Read more
We Have Caps!
I guess we harrassed/pestered the anodizer long enough, and it worked! We picked up the caps from the anodizer today. We told them that we wanted the caps first so... Read more
Starting to Ship Brass Pens
This week we started shipping out the pledge levels that only contain brass pens. Since the brass versions of the RENDER K are raw, we are just cleaning/inspecting the pens... Read more
Drilling and Tapping the Caps
We are down to the last machining operation on the pens- drilling and tapping the holes on the caps for the screws and clips. We are going to start assembling... Read more
The End is in Sight.
We are almost completely done with the machining on the pens. We just have to add the holes for the clips and all machining operations are done (video of... Read more
Info and Packaging
We have been getting more and more messages lately concerning shipping and progress on machining so we decided to post an update to show what we have going on. We... Read more
Brass RENDER K Bodies- Video.
Here is another video showing how we machine the brass bodies for the RENDER K. The video is 2X the normal speed so it wouldn't be so long. Sorry about... Read more
Making Aluminum RENDER K Pen Bodies
As some of you may have noticed, tomorrow is the last day in February and we haven't started shipping pens. It turns out that making nearly 20 times the number... Read more
Making Chips, the Video
We appreciate how supportive and patient everyone has been so we decided to make a short video showing a little of how we do things around here. Hopefully, there will... Read more
WE HAVE CLIPS!!!
We just picked up our Box O' Clips from our local stamping company, and boy are we exited. The clips turned out perfectly. Every clip is smooth and perfect, they... Read more
WE'RE MAKING PARTS!
We have started making parts! Woohoo! We got the lathe all set up and started making the pen tips last night. The new custom tools are working great and are... Read more
Material Has Arrived!!!
Hooray! The material for the pens is here at the shop. We are going to be setting up to start running pens next week. Since we are using the new... Read more
Spring Samples and Tooling
Today, Dan went down to Lee Spring and obtained a couple of samples for us to test out with the pens. Both will work, we just want to play with... Read more
Surveys and Such.
If you haven't received your survey or haven't responded to the survey, we don't have your shipping address and won't be able to send you your pens! Please check your... Read more
Clips and Surveys.
We have had a couple of questions about when we are sending out the surveys. We will be sending them out this week, so keep a look out for them... Read more
THANK YOU KICKSTARTERS!!!
We are so overwhelmed with the support that you have given our little project, the RENDER K. We are kicking things into overdrive and are going to do our best... Read more
With less than 48 hours left on our Kickstarter project we just wanted to thank all of you that pledged to help make the RENDER K a reality.
If you... Read more
Uni Ball Signo DX Refills
We had a few inquiries about using the Uni Ball Signo DX refills with our pens and we are happy to report that we have figured out how to make... Read more
RENDER K as a Gift.
If you would like to give the RENDER K as a gift this holiday season, you can email or print this image to give until the pens ship in the... Read more
Whoa! You Kickstarters are Awesome!
We funded in a little over 24 hours, we are completely flabbergasted! Thanks to your interest in the RENDER K, we are going to be able to produce these awesome... Read more