Lately, I've been a huge fan of the Schmidt Fineliner refill. Anything and everything I can swap one into I seem to be...
One pen that came to mind as a candidate while on a recent visit to my pals at Karas Pen Co was one of their newer, all black, cigar-style Ink rollerball pens, and, I've not been disappointed that's for sure.
If you are unfamiliar, the Fineliner refill is a porous, felt-tipped refill which provides an extremely expressive line. I write in all caps generally in my print, so it provides a sort of cartoonist/architect feel on the page. Also, it is great for when I'm doing doodles of diagrams or wireframes of things at work. As a cheaper, throwaway alternative I also use the Papermate Flair, but when I want to carry something a little nicer and substantial, the Fineliner paired with a machined barrel does the trick.
The Ink by Karas Pen Co is their larger, "full-size" pen in the lineup coming in just shy of 5.5" in length while capped. It is considerably larger than their earlier capped model, the Render K, but fits really comfortably while writing.
One thing I really like about what Karas has been doing with their capped pens is making them more of a modular system.
The Ink can be fitted with either a fountain pen or rollerball tip in a variety of materials and now limited colors (black being one of them...). This allows you to buy one pen, in essence, and then customize depending on your preferences.
Pilot G2? Got you covered.
Fountain pen with a titanium nib? All good there too.
This particular pen is made from all aluminum, but they can also come in copper or brass.
Why I like the cigar-style, clipless model is that it makes for a larger "pocket" pen if that makes sense. Lately, I have found myself doing more of the jeans pocket carry so this was a solid fit.
A bit on the larger side when compared to others like the Kaweco Al Sport or others in this category, but I've really been enjoying it.
The Ink doesn't post, but with a pen of it's size I'm not certain I'd want it to.
Karas Pen Co has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway as well of this exact model, an all-black, clipless Ink fitted with the Schmidt Fineliner to a lucky reader! See details below of how to enter.
GIVEAWAY RULES (the "fine print"):
- Giveaway will run through Friday, March 24th and will end at 11:59pm Arizona Time, USA.
- To enter, leave a comment below (limited to one entry per person; no cheating!): do you have a favorite pen from Karas Pen Co or what type of pen would you like to see them do next?
- I will arrange the entries in numerical order and randomly select a winner. The winner will be announced on the blog on Saturday, March 25th and will need to connect with me within a week to claim their prize.
- This giveaway is open to both US and International readers.
Special thanks again to Karas Pen Co for sponsoring!