KaTu Custom Fountain Pen - in Wildcat Acrylic.
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About the Name:
Like many of my other pens, this pen is named from one of the worlds mountain peaks. BUT this one has a little personal twist. The KaTu is named after 'K2', the 2nd highest mountain in world. So the pen name is pronounced the same way. K2 is located on the border of Pakastan and China, and is known as Savage Mountain by hikers, but is also known by several other names including Ketu & Kechu, but I wanted to put my own twist on the name so it had a connection to the Kamet and Jannu, the names of my other 2-tone pens with the "Tu" in KaTu referencing the 2-tone style.
About the KaTu:
As you can readily see, the most prominent feature of this 2-tone design is the solid color cap and section in one of the colors pulled from the barrel. But although I call it "2" tone pen, one could argue they are not actually TWO tone, since the barrel material is multi-colored. Bit the theme is 2-tone, with one of the colors pulled out of the barrel material and used for the solid color in the cap and section. As with the other 2-tone pens, the style is perfect for using your imagination to create a unique color combination for your own custom fountain pen. To keep the focus on the materials, I opted for a plain but very sturdy straight style clip.
The KaTu is fitted with a #6 steel nib and can be ordered with either a 2-tone, black oxide, or polished steel finish. The clips are available in similar finishes to match the nib.
Nib tip sizes currently available are: x-fine, fine, medium, broad or 1.1 and 1.5 italic. ; and choose from a variety of clip finishes. Inking systems available for this pen are cartridge/converter (c/c), eyedropper (ED), and button or piston filler.
The KaTu is about 6" long capped, and 5 1/4" uncapped. It has an oversized cap with a diameter of about 5/8". The barrel diameter is about 9/16".
KaTu Options and Upgrades:
You could upgrade the cap or barrel of the KaTu with accent bands available in various widths, or upgrade the inking system with a button or piston filler. You could also upgrade the nib to 14 or 18K Gold.
I also offer a variety of hand-made Pen Props and Pen Buttons. You can order a Pen Prop in a material to match your pen, or any one of the wooden styles made in a variety of stained or dyed colors. The Pen Buttons are available for any of the clipless pens.
About this Material:
The pen color is named after the material used for the barrel. It's an Acrylic Acetate called "Wildcat". The pattern is swirl, and has a mixture of rich brown, bright yellow, and gray pearl with the rich brown selected for the solid colored cap and section.
This Pen's Specifications:
Color / Material: Wildcat Acrylic Acetate
Length: Capped 6.0" / Uncapped 5.25" /
Posted = 7.0".
Diameter: Barrel .565" / Cap .63".
Wgt: Capped 19.9 gms / Uncapped 12.9 gms.
Nib: #6 Polished Steel Meister.
Clip: Molded with Chrome plating. Also available
in Gold Ti and Black Ti.
Accent Band: Silver plated steel.
Filling System: C/C.