Karas Kustoms Retrakt Pen - Brass - 0.5 mm - Black Ink

Karas Kustoms Retrakt Pen - Brass - 0.5 mm - Black Ink

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Give your favorite gel, ballpoint, or rollerball refill a shiny new home in this unique, high-quality metal pen body, designed and machined by Karas Kustoms right here in the USA. The all-metal click mechanism is smooth and silent, and the stainless steel clip is strong enough to withstand a lifetime of use.

One black 0.5 mm Pilot G-2 ink refill is included, and the pen is compatible with the wide range of refills listed under Recommended Refills/Parts. The pen also comes with springs and a spacer for use with the different refills, as well as a length of plastic tubing that can be used to make custom length spacers for other refills not normally compatible with the pen.

This pen is machined from solid brass. Its raw finish can be polished to stay shiny or allowed to age and develop a unique and hard-earned patina.

This pen has a noticeable metallic scent that can transfer to the user's hand for a short time after use.

Make sure you do not throw away the box without removing the accessory bag containing the spring and spacers. The bag is tucked into the inside fold of the box. The box may differ from the one pictured.

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I love this pen! If...
August 13, 2015
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I love this pen!

If you love a heavy and solid feel with lot's of options for cartridges this pen is for you. It is HEAVY. I like the weight. I have both the aluminum and brass versions. The brass version is my regular pen because I like the weight. Plus I can put my favorite cartridge in it. The mechanism is smooth. Definitely a must have pen.

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This pen is not for everyone....
May 11, 2016
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This pen is not for everyone. It sure is for me. Smooth, precise, balanced just right.

Per se, it is heavy though the aluminum version, available in several colors, is lighter.
It is absolutely beautifully machined out of brass. The pocket clip and "click" mechanism are of stainless steel. With the exception of the click mechanism - which is made by Schmidt of Germany - it's made in the USA, if that's important to you. The pocket clip, click mechanism, internal parts, refill adapters are readily available from Karas. I have an extra pocket clip which I bent so it will work with my leather belt pouch, thicker than a shirt. It's designed to fit the Pilot G2 refill; well thought of by many, including myself. Adapters allow use with Schmidt and other refills.
Why buy a pen like this when Pilot make excellent, durable plastic pen (some from recycled soda bottles) that fit this refill? As "Mr Natural" answered the question posed by "Flakey Floont", "What is jazz?" "If you have to ask, don't mess with it."
I can't say enough good...
March 24, 2016
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I can't say enough good about this pen - I'm totally in love! The weight is solid in my hand, and though I expected it to tire out my muscles quickly, it allows me to write for quite a while before needing to rest. It's an excellent piece for keeping on hand at work (though I am thinking about getting my name engraved on the barrel to prevent would-be pen-snatchers).

Cons: There is a faint metallic smell that I notice from time to time, but it's not enough to bother me. The top and the middle tend to unscrew easily, though again, that does not bother me, personally.

My recommendation is that if you are interested in this pen for the weight and the compatibility with multiple ink cartridge types, go for it!
Just a touch on the heavy...
November 17, 2015
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Just a touch on the heavy side, but that's actually a plus since I do t have to push as hard on the ballpoint to get a good, dark line. Built like a sleek, sexy tank, a sleek, sexy, brass tank. The patina is coming on nicely, and it's less slippery than the aluminum versions.
The pen is heavy but...
November 10, 2015
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The pen is heavy but writes smoothly. It will definitely work your hand and wrist muscles! There are a variety of refills that are compatible with it. However, if I put it in my front pants pocket or a cargo pocket, the pen does have a tendency to come apart but it's easy to put back together. I love this pen!