The Bolt and Bolt G2- Now in Color
Hello Bolt backers! We know it's been a long time since our last update, but we wanted to share some news with you. Many of you have asked if we... Read more
The Ink, a Machined Fountain/Rollerball Pen
Hey backers! Many of you have asked when we are going to be releasing a machined fountain pen. Well, we just launched one on Kickstarter today! Have a look here.... 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. Even though it isn't a pen, please take a few minutes and... Read more
G2 Compatible Front Barrels Now Available!
We know it took a while, but we finally have the longer G2 style front barrels available for your Bolts. They are available on our site. For you, our Kickstarter... Read more
The Bolt- In Color!
We have had a few people ask us to make them a Bolt in color. So, naturally, we sent a few out to get anodized and now have them available... Read more
We worked a long weekend and got all the rewards shipped! All packages are being shipped USPS mail and were dropped off this morning at the local post office. We... Read more
Assembly, and (soon) Shipping!
We are in the process of doing final inspection, assembly, packaging, and (very soon) shipping. We are currently only a week behind schedule and are very pleased. Packages will begin... Read more
International Shipping- Clarification
Sorry folks, we weren't very clear in the last update. Only those who have added the additional funds for international shipping by paying through our websiteneed to send us... Read more
Video Time- Brushed Finish
We are still prepping all the information from Kickstarter so we can start shipping as soon as they are ready. If you have sent us funds for international shipping,... Read more
International Shipping Funds
A few of you forgot to add the additional funds needed for international shipping and have been asking us how to get that to us. We added the ability to... Read more
It's Video Time!
Happy Friday everyone, we have been busy this week continuing work on your pens. This short video shows the second machining operation of the thumb knob on the Bolt. We... Read more
Hey, it's Monday, now with video!
In this video we show the second machining operation of the central bolt piece for the Bolt machined pen. We didn't get any video of the first machining operation as... Read more
It's Friday, and to celebrate, another video!
Another week and another update, only this time we have another video to show you. This is the third machining operation on the upper barrel section of the Bolt. We... Read more
Surveys are out!
We sent out the surveys today to get your shipping addresses. Please log into Kickstarter and fill out the information. We are moving forward and are preparing everything we need... Read more
Video- Machining Front Barrel Section
We didn't get an update out last week, we apologize for that. Here is a video of the second machining operation on the front barrel sections of the Bolt. We... Read more
Machining Upper Barrel Sections- Brass
This week we finished the first machining operation on the aluminum and brass knobs and started the second machining operation on the brass upper barrel sections. The process is the... Read more
Knobs, Knobs, and more Knobs
We started machining the thumb knobs for the Bolt this week. We wanted to get another update in before we shut down for the Holidays next week. This video shows... Read more
More Machining, and Video!
Hello everyone, things have been busy around the shop. In this video, we are machining internal threads on the upper body piece of the Bolt. Notice that we are manually... Read more
As promised, here is a video of the parts we showed in the last update being machined, uncut and in real time.
Have a great week.
Front Barrel Section Now in Production
We began production of the front barrel section of the Bolt late last week. Just like the upper barrel section we showed you in a previous update, these parts are... Read more
Production Continues- Now Cutting Brass
We are continuing production on the same upper barrel pieces on the Bolt that we showed in the last update, only in brass. We make each section of the Bolt... Read more
We're Making Chips, With Video!
Production is in full swing on the Bolt! We are machining the upper body portion of the pens first. Each part requires multiple machining operations before it is finished and... Read more
Material is Here!
We have received the funds from Kickstarter and the material we ordered arrived today. We now have bundles of .5" diameter material in brass and aluminum waiting on the material... Read more
Pre Production Parts
This week we finished up a small batch of pre production parts. We were double and triple checking our design to make certain everything is just the way we wanted... Read more
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
We would like to thank everyone who pledged to our latest project, the Bolt. We will be working hard to make sure we can these pens out the door and... Read more
Stretch Goal #1
Let's Hit $60,000!
We just finished the prototypes for our very first stretch goal. Many people have been asking us about making the Bolt compatible with other types of refills... Read more
Because our first prototypes were handmade, we are making production samples on the CNC machines here in the shop. Here is Josh making front body sections of the Bolt.
We... Read more
Refills for Bolt
People have been asking about what refills currently work with the Bolt so we have compiled a short list. We will also be posting the list to the main project... Read more
Let's Talk Stretch Goals.
Quite a few people have been asking us if we have any stretch goals in mind for the Bolt project. We have been thinking and are narrowing it down to... Read more
We are overwhelmed by the support that the Kickstarter community has shown us in just a few short days. Thank you all very much!
We have hand a few questions... Read more