Have you heard about the Karas Kustoms EDK yet? The EDK is the latest machined pen from Karas Kustoms. As the name implies, this is pen designed to be your next everyday carry (or would that be “karry”?).
This is Karas Kustoms’ smallest pen to date. It uses the same whisper-quiet retracting mechanism as the RETRAKT. The EDK is just over 5” and the pen is just under 0.5″ wide (not including the clip). When held with the clip up, the pen is quite comfortable in the hand. The grooves in the body provide extra grip and give the EDK a unique look when compared to other pens in the Karas Kustoms line-up. The most notable difference is the pre-weathered, tumbled finish is the EDK. It looks like its been in your pocket or in the bottom of your bag for years from the minute it arrives.
The EDK will be available in Aluminum, Brass and Copper combinations with prices ranging from $55-$105 depending on materials. The brass and copper models are a smoother finish, the aluminum is the only model that’s tumbled (or if there are aluminum sections in the model you choose).
The EDK ships with a Schmidt P8126 refill, a standard Parker-Style refill and capable of taking most G2-style refills if they are trimmed down to fit which gives you a whole slew of refill options.
The EDK will be available through MassDrop on Oct. 26. You can vote now and be notified the moment these become available.
In the meantime, if you’d like a chance to win this EDK, leave a comment below and tell me where the EDK will go with you.
FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Sunday, October 25, 2015. All entries must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Monday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 30 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US Residents only.
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I would give it to my dad who would take it to the race track.
I’ll take the EDK with me everywhere!
I do not leave the house without a pen in my pocket. So it would go everywhere—to the grocery store, to coffee shops, on work trips to PH, PK, UGA, as well as within the US, etc.
EDK will be my workhorse pen for all those times I’m signing in triplicate or I’ve just run out of ink in my ECO! Yay, EDK!
It likely would be a gift to a friend who is a machinist 🙂
This pen would ride in my front right pocket of my jeans always ready to fill the next page in my sketchbook.
EDK = EDC 🙂
Knowing how things usually progress in my home, it would wind up in my manfriend’s bag, with a bunch of other pens he is “borrowing” from me to tote back and forth to school. 😛
It will go with me to my new house in North Jersey, and my new job (which I’m still figuring out) in NYC.
All over the Thumb of Michigan!
I would carry it for work. My classroom is the place my EDC fountain pen just isn’t the right tool for the job.
Love the look of this pen!
i always have a pen and pencil with me, so it’ll go everywhere.
My EDK would stay in my Saddleback leather briefcase, as the sole emergency pen when my fountain pens are empty, or for multipart forms.
To and fro; home, work, church, errands, and—most importantly—the unexpected.
I would love it, and would be easy to get it to since I live in OP and visit the Schoepfs every two weeks 🙂
It would go into my coat pocket, and thus everywhere I do for a good chunk of the year.
To the coasts of South Texas where I like to unwind and back up to Austin where we vacation for the holidays!
Where would it go with me? Looks like a nice work-outside pen.
Mine would travel with me to my school, helping me educate the young minds of tomorrow.
Too easy. That EDK would go everywhere my Retrakt currently goes, which is everywhere.
It will be in my pocket and go everywhere.
It would reside in my jeans pocket and go everywhere with me.
I’d have it by my side every day at work.
It would go in my bag, which means that it would go anywhere I go all week long!
I will put EDK in my jeans pocket with me :).
Loving the industrial look! I would keep it in my crossbody bag which basically goes everywhere with me. Crossing my fingers!
This pen would follow me everywhere. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!
It’s beautiful and I’ll slip it in my slim pencase I picked up over the summer in London. They’d go so well together!
I’m a volunteer at my son’s Elementary school so i’ll carry it everyday with me in my hand bag.
Thanks for the contest.
This beautiful pen will go to my lovely wife, as I want her to have a nice edk pen.
The EDK would go to work every day and hopefully a trip far away some day.
I think it would be quicker to say where the pen wouldn’t go with me.
it would go in my purse, along with my collection of pens/pencils that i take with me everywhere (because i always need to write things down)
I think the EDK would make a great pocket pen. It’d hang out with my phone daily until I had something to write down. And that usually happens half a dozen times a day.
I liked the EDK=EDC comment above. This would be my go-to pen for everyday use!
The EDK will go with me on all my adventures throughout the state, bringing justice to the people!
I have a pen with me at all times – heck, I have a pen with me when I’m showering or swimming! The EDK will be my Every Day Karry!
I would take in big freaking ships !!
I would take the EDK to India.
It would go with me to work.
I’ll take it on walks in the woods to write down deep thoughts
I would take it with me to the Disneyland!
The pen would go with me in my cross-body little purse that I wear everywhere.
The EDK would go to nursing school with me and take ALL THE notes!
Everywhere. Which means back and forth four blocks of campus.
This would useful for taking notes in class!
Work and everywhere else!
As a safety officer it would come to every job site and help me write the policies that save lives!
I would love for the EDK to become my EDC !
What a beautiful instrument! I would use mine with my treasured, beat-up Traveler’s Notebook. Goes everywhere with me.
I love it! What a generous giveaway. 🙂
What a gorgeous, simple work of art. I am a corporate pilot and it will travel all over the world!
Beautiful!!! I’d tuck mine in my Midori, for sure! (And thanks!)
This handsome EDK would ride in my pocketbook and travel with me whenever I leave the house (primarily eastern Massachusetts). Thank you for the generous giveaway and good luck to all.
This slick EDK would be my first choice for all my pen needs during work and play. Awesome looking pen!
What an awesome pen. I work as an auditor for the state where I live so the pen would go with me all over the state.
This would go in my shirt pocket, since clothing companies seem to be making those pockets shorter and shorter, and so many of my pens are too tall!
Another great looking pen from these guys! This pen would venture through rural Indiana with me!
If I were to win this pen it would become my first and only KK pen, thus it would be my Every Day Karas pen going everywhere with me.
It would travel along life’s highway with me in my Midori. They would be great partners! Thanks for doing the giveaway!
Looks really nice. Would be a great tool in the everyday home-to-office-to-freelance meetings-to-home adventures.
I have a special case just for my non Fountain Pens that this pen would be held in. I typically take them with me to work daily where they are used on the Carbon forms that I have to do.
An EDK would spend most of its time at university with me, but it would come into its own when we went camping together.
I would take the EDK with me everywhere, and I would use it to write/plan my novel for NaNoWriMo! I’ve been using my other KK pens, but this compact size would be even better and more convenient to bring everywhere.
Id take it with me to the beach for doing work, since I won’t have to worry about it getting damaged :)!
Thank you for the giveaway and your always awesome posts! The EDK would go with me to the great outdoors, on hikes with my kids and I’d use it to write down all the funny things kids say 🙂
It would go with me everywhere! It looks like it would enjoy tumbling from bag to backpack, in a case or not, to work and on errands.
that’s one nice looking pen.
mine would either live in my midori or sit in my pocket.
This pen would go to work,gym,school, leisure and studies, I’ve bought 8126 refills waiting for the perfect edc pen to use them in. And I’ve found it with the EDK!
I would take this little guy with me everywhere in my pocket. I’m typically a fountain pen user, but I carry a cheap ballpoint or rollerball for signing receipts and the like. I’d love to have something a little more sturdy to fill that role.
It will go with me to school!
That is a beautiful pen! It would go perfectly with my Midori.
I would love this pen! It would go everywhere with me!
The EDK will be an EDC. Taken with me when I teach my classes, attached to the notebook in my pocket for my everyday notes.
A perfect fit w/ my Fieldnotes cover that goes w/ me to work each day!
I currently carry a Retrakt in a Nock Fodderstack XL, and I’d probably swap the EDK back and forth with that. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
It would go everywhere! Mostly work, though, if we’re being honest. 😉
Where wouldn’t it go? That might be a better question. I could see this becoming a great grab-n-go pen for running off to meetings or doing something out in the garage.
This would be going to the beach with me at Thanksgiving. Gotta gets that word count up for NaNoWriMo…
Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like a pen I’d put in my pen roll for everyday use to work!
It would go over the river and through the woods!
Great pen. I would carry it when going out hiking.
In short? The EDK as EDC at J-O-B.
Thanks for the opportunity.
What a lovely pen!
The EDK would look great on my desk at work. Just sayin…
Where would it go? Where wouldn’t it go?
Thanks for the opportunity. Right now I carry a Bolt everywhere, if this own lives up to the hype…. watch out Bolt you might be replaced.
I’d love for this pen to travel with me on all sorts of adventures… in my mind… as I sit in work meetings and take notes with it.
The EDK would go with me in my pocket to work, to shuttle the kids around, and back home to document the day.
That pen would help ease the pain of the redundancy of nursing documentation…
The EDK would go everywhere with me along with my Doane pocket notebook!
The EDK would travel with me while I create eco-sustainable architecture in other countries! I’m excited to try out something that can work for me, since the bullet pen is my only reliable pen atm.
This pen would come with me to Japan when I visit in the spring. It will be the only pen I bring there, but not the only pen I return with!
This pen is beautiful and would go with me in my bag everywhere – to work, running errands, out, etc. Thanks for putting it up for a giveaway!
This pen would go with me every day in my purse for writing notes and thoughts into my daily planner.
The pen would go with me to meet some teens who I think should be shown many possibilities for metalworking.
Everywhere I go…PA, MD, DC, VA, CO.
This pen would travel in my pocket all over the farm with me.
This pen would go camping with me.
This pen would fight for EDC status with my Retro 51 Homerun and go everywhere I do.
The EDK would travel in everywhere in my Fodderstack XL that permanently lives in my cargo pocket.
I’ll give the obvious answer: everywhere!
The EDK will travel with me on all my adventures around the world !
It will go with me to my work place !
It would come with me everywhere–the office, my hackerspace, etc.
All the places! Namely Starbucks, where most of my writing happens outside the house! Heh. Thanks for the chance, lady!
This little beauty would live in my jacket chest pocket always ready for quick notes in a field notes notebook.
The pen would be my new go to pen for everyday use.
The EDK would go with me to on site where I need to take a lot of notes. Does seem like a perfect pen for everyday carry!
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