Karas Kustoms Fountain K Fountain Pen Review


My appreciation for Karas Kustoms products goes way back. I had already acquired the original Render K, the Bolt, the Retract, and the EDK - all rollerball pens - when I discovered the joy of fountain pens. Now I’ve purchased two of them from Karas Pen Co. My first and favorite is the Fountain K. Below is my written review, but for sure don’t miss the video at the end.


I chose the copper model, and it’s one of my favorite writing instruments. It’s a heavy pen, for sure. However, that doesn’t bother me. I think the added durability and the fantastic patina make it more than worth it. I often carry it in my back pocket with a Field Notes journal. It takes a beating and looks better and better by the day.


I decided on a titanium nib made by Bock, and it’s makes for a great, juicy writer. Ti nibs also have some flex to them. You have to be careful so as not to spring the tines, but you do get some decent line variation.


The Fountain K is a cartridge/converter pen. The cap doesn’t post, which may be a disadvantage for some, but it’s not a big deal to me. It features a solid aluminum clip which should prove as durable as the copper body. The knurled cap looks great and also provides some grip as I pull it from my bag.


This is a solid pen. It’s the perfect EDC instrument, solid as a rock, tough as nails. As a plus, in a pinch, it also doubles as a weapon. I love Karas Kustoms products, and I can’t recommend their quality, machined, metal pens highly enough.