06-18-2017, 05:35 AM
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Gentlemen, here is one of my Father's Day gifts.  "The Bolt" from Karas Kustoms in Mesa, Arizona.  Machined from tellurium copper.  The only parts which are not copper are the clip, hex screws and bolt, all of which are stainless steel.   Here is a picture of the pen from the company website:

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Here are some pictures of my actual pen:

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The pen is 5.6" long.  This is the same length as my Tactile Turn Glider, which is also made from tellurium copper.  However, the Bolt is heavier than the Glider, with the Bolt weighing 2.79 oz. on my digital scale, and the Glider 2.22 oz.  Also, while the Bolt uses Schmidt 9000 refills, the Glider uses Pilot G2 refills.  Here are the Glider and Bolt side-by-side.  The Glider is showing some natural darkening.

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The machined finish on the Bolt is more polished and smoother than on the Glider, and lacks the texture lines of the Glider.  However, it is not highly polished, and the fine machine marks left on it give the Bolt an attractive, functional, industrial look.  From my limited use so far, I haven't found gripping the Bolt to be a problem.  This could change with prolonged use, particularly given the weight of the Bolt.  Only time will tell and I'm looking forward to using the pen and developing some conclusions about it.  Right now, I'm very happy with this new toy, which is definitely in the category of a fine writing instrment.

Karas Customs makes other fine pens and if you own one, feel free to post pictures in this thread.

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 06-18-2017, 06:37 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice.
I got one of these pens last year.

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 06-18-2017, 07:01 AM
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Very nice!

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 06-18-2017, 07:13 AM
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Ricardo, congrats on your beautiful Father's Day gift!  I recently got a Karas Bolt in tumbled aluminum.  Karas and Tactile Turn certainly offer some fine pens!

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 06-18-2017, 07:37 AM
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Just bought a Green Bolt Aluminium.

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 06-18-2017, 08:22 AM
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Jose, that green looks cool on the pen!  Nice choice...

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 06-18-2017, 08:35 AM
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(06-18-2017, 08:22 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Jose, that green looks cool on the pen!  Nice choice...


Thanks!

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 06-18-2017, 02:07 PM
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Billy and Jose, your Bolts are definitely sharp.  The aluminum ones are very light, and I'm sure I'll be adding one in that material.

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 06-18-2017, 03:32 PM
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Gonna have to order one of these. Love my Tactile Turn, but want one to keep at the office.

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 06-18-2017, 03:39 PM
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(06-18-2017, 03:32 PM)Red One Wrote: Gonna have to order one of these.  Love my Tactile Turn, but want one to keep at the office.

Jim, if you love your Tactile Turn you'll probably appreciate the Bolt also.

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 06-18-2017, 03:46 PM
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 06-20-2017, 09:15 PM
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Looks great Ricardo!

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