Gravitas Special Ed from Kyuseido - Kakari Matt Blue / Machine Blue

*listed price doesn't include taxes
Nib:14k Gold
Nib Size:Extra Fine

The collaborative effort between Ben, the owner of Gravitas, and Cy, the founder of the newly established Kyuseido pen company in Japan, has resulted in the creation of the Kakari pen. This pen features our innovative Pump Piston Filler integrated filling system, a brainchild that emerged through meticulous design and prototyping sessions. Cy's vision for an intuitive system materialized in the final design, delivering exactly what was envisioned.

Every Gravitas edition of the Kakari is equipped with a 14k yellow gold nib and an Japanese ebonite feeder, adorned with the distinctive Gravitas logo. The premium and durable AM tipping, with iridium, is specially formulated for lifelong performance. 

Unmatched attention to detail defines the Kakari pen, with the utilization of top-tier materials. Optical grade cast acrylic was chosen for its remarkable clarity and ease of achieving a beautiful polish. The internals are crafted from 303 stainless steel, capable of resisting the most acidic inks while being machined with precision for the intricate design. The externals are made from Ti-6Al-4V and finished with a high Ra finish directly from the Swiss lathe. The internal lining of both caps is composed of Delrin® acetal homopolymer, ensuring smooth and consistent capping. The Kyuseido Kakari is available in matte* or machine* finish, both available at Pen Venture.

*please specify in order notes which finish is ordered for the pen : Matt Blue - satin texture on metal parts (cap/section/piston knob) / Machine Blue - shiny even texture on metal parts (cap/section/piston knob).


- brand: Gravitas
- type: Fountain Pen
- color: Blue, Silver, Gold
- body material: titanium, stainless steel, delrin
- cap type: Screw-cap
- filling mechanism: Pump Piston Filler
- nib material: 14k Gold
- nib size: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Double Broad
- postable: Yes
- trim: Blue color
- length overall (closed): 144 mm
- length overall (posted): 175  mm
- body length: 133 mm
- cap length: 62 mm
- body diameter: 14 mm
- cap diameter (without clip): 14 mm
- weight (overall): 46.6 grams
- body weight: 30.8 grams
- cap weight: 5.8 grams

Shipping Information

How much is my shipping? 

We ship all of our packages outside Romania through DHL using the Express only service. Simply add the items you want into your cart to view the options, which vary based on location and weight/size of the parcel. All of our shipping methods include tracking. The shipping price is calculated when you reach the check out page and place the order, depending on the address and the weight of your products.

For packages in Romania we use the local DPD services.

I'm I going to pay taxes ?

Pen Venture is a company operating from Romania, which is part of the EU. Any orders with a shipping destination outside of EU are going to be charged a price without VAT*(*value added tax) on the Pen Venture website, depending on the country / state (USA) or regulation from the destination of the parcel, local customs agencies may add taxes like VAT or import taxes - the amount of these taxes going to be charged on the customer that is responsible for the import process. Any orders placed from EU countries will be charged the price without VAT*(*value added tax) on the Pen Venture website and added on top the VAT*(*value added tax) rate from the destination country of the parcel.

When will my order ship?

 We ship five days a week, Monday through Friday. Sometimes our mail pickup comes in early afternoon, so tracking for orders shipped later that day may not update until the following business day.

You will receive a shipment confirmation with tracking information via email when your order has shipped. You can also sign in and click the My Account link at the top of our site to track the status of your order.

When will my order arrive?

For each order, there is an estimated time of delivery calculated by DHL. It apperas after you introduce your shipping address. Delays attributed to customs process are not taken in the estimation for the delivery time.

DHL international: Usually takes 2-5 business days to arrive.

DPD : Usually takes 1-2 business days to arrive.

Oops, I gave you an incorrect shipping address!

Please email us at immediately if you realise that you gave us the wrong shipping address — if it hasn't shipped yet, we should be able to correct it before it goes out the door.

If your order ships and ends up being returned to us, then you are responsible for paying the cost of shipping again to resend it to you. If you decide to cancel your order instead, we'll refund you for the products less the original shipping charges. We'll reach out to you to coordinate your options before re-shipping.

If your order ships to an incorrect address that was initially mentioned or stated as shipping destination and is not retrievable, unfortunately we are not responsible and cannot offer reimbursement nor for the shipping cost nor for the items.

return policy

Refund Policy


Our policy lasts 15 days. If 15 days have gone by since your order was delivered, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return(refund/partial refund/exchange), your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned, goods such as : personalised goods (pen cases and others), notebooks (used), fountain pen inks (open packaging/used) and any fountain pen that was requested to be customised (nib smoothing/nib swapping/nib adjustments) prior of purchase by the customer and also fountain pens customised (nib smoothing/nib swapping/nib adjustments) by the customer after receiving them, items advertised and sold as being pre-owned through our consignment section, cannot be returned.

To complete your return, please contact Pen Venture through : email / message WhatsApp / call - we will pick up the item with our DHL services only*. Prior to shipping we want you to send us pictures documenting the present condition of the item in order to not be then damaged in shipping and to have issues related to delivery condition.

*we use only our DHL account to pick up returning inventory because our company has its licence to import sold goods only through DHL and we are not having signed agreements with other sipping services providers nor the local post office. Any items sent without notice using other shipping providers besides DHL prevents us from importing them as sold inventory and would result in us not being able to receive them.

You will be responsible for covering return shipping costs and payment fee of the payment provider (PayPal/Stripe) for the transaction.

In case that the product(s) we shipped is (are) different from what you ordered or we made other errors concerning your order, we will reimburse your return shipping cost, in the limit of the initial shipping cost (or maximum 24 eur).

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer without initial communication exchanged with Pen Venture.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable). 
Any item not in its original condition (used / different condition than sold initially), is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error is eligible only for a partial refund.

Any item must be returned within 15 days after delivery.

Refunds (if applicable) 
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed and once we determine the agreed amount that is to be refunded a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 30 days from us receiving the returned item.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable).
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. 
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. 
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. 
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at

Exchanges (if applicable) 
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged and within our available stock. 
(We can't exchange items from limited editions if they are sold out on our website and we will offer a in store credit that you can use to exchange your item). If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: Strada Ciocarliei, Nr 13 Radauti, Jud. Suceava RO 725400.

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.

To return your product, contact Pen Venture and ask for a waybill though the shipping services providers. (Do not send items through postal services or providers of shipping services that Pen Venture are not having signed contracts for such services - this will end up in a refusal of delivery due to the customs law of Romanian imports stating the need to hire a outside customs declarant and taxes imputed to the receiving party). Contact us for further details in cases of returns/exchanges.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs for initial order are non-refundable, unless your order has missing items / wrongly sent items - due to actions of Pen Venture. When receiving the refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

At Pen Venture, we are dedicated to providing a complete and engaging shopping experience. We go the extra mile to ensure that your purchase journey is both informative and immersive. We include educational video content from the Pen Venture YouTube channel, and for select items, we offer a fully immersive 3D experience to assist you in choosing your favorite product from our extensive lineup.

Before ordering know that...

"With each product sold at Pen Venture, our commitment to excellence shines through. We take pride in providing a professional and personalized touch at every stage of your purchase. Every fountain pen undergoes a preestablished process – meticulously inspected, its nib delicately dipped in ink, and rigorously tested. If any minor adjustments are required to ensure an exceptional writing experience, rest assured, these are expertly carried out by Emy himself prior to shipping.
If you have specific preferences for your writing experience with your ordered pen, simply leave your requests in the order notes. Your input will serve as the foundation for our nib adjustments.
In the rare event that any item falls short of its intended purpose or function even after our thorough checks, we take the responsibility of sending it back to the manufacturer for replacement. As the final caretakers of the product before it reaches you, we view this as both a privilege and a responsibility, with your satisfaction as our foremost priority, and the manufacturer's standards coming second."

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Tom France
Gravitas + PV FTW

Ordered this from PV after having a bad experience ordering directly from Ben Walsh. The pen is beautifully designed, solid, heavy and balanced if you don't post. Ben has a keen eye for bauhaus-inspired industrial design and it shows here: he is pushing the boundaries on design while other vendors are just putting out new colors and trims. The marketing makes much of the filling mechanism, which frankly is a convoluted pita, so I just use an eye dropper and it's great. Cy's nib writes beautifully, smooth with only a hint of feedback (amazing for an EF) but I'd recommend that you size it down; the EF writes more like a European F. I initially had some problems with this which resulted in a flurry of texts back and forth with Emy. His customer service is absolutely first rate; I've rarely encountered a retail vendor so tuned and alert to his customer's needs. The hand-written thank you letters are an especially classy touch. The two should partner closely: combining Ben's designs and Emy's retail would give these pens the wide exposure they deserve.

Alex Golubev
Redefining excellence

By chance, I found the video review of the Gravitas Special Ed (sic!) Kakari in my
YouTube feed on 06/20/24. Watched it avidly. To be honest, I have been toying
with the idea of acquiring a Conid Bulkfiller Kingsize fountain pen for years, as I
love the filling mechanism, but their nib choices were limited, unlike their price
(with options). So this pen stroke a chord right away. Ordered it on 06/24/24.
I plumb forgot to specify which finish I prefer, so Emy contacted me and I provided
the missing info along with some remarks about my nib requirements. Got the
package via DHL on 06/27/24. In New York they deliver within a two-hour window,
so I did not have to wait all day.

There were some surprises inside. First and foremost, a personal letter from Emy
in beautiful cursive hand thanking me and guiding me through the do's and don't's
of the pen. Closing the letter: "With regards - gratitude, love and passion."
Then there was a mini boxcutter knife disassembled. With the amount of
bubblewrap used, that was a thoughtful gesture.

I made sure the plunger is moving freely, and filled the pen. As declared
by Emy, the nib turned out to be glorious - no false advertising there.
Impeccable flow (at least with Noodler's Navajo Turquoise ink). A very
responsive 1.3 mm BB nib (I measured it with a micrometer). And a
plentiful supply of ink. There is one more feature I absolutely dig -
the ease of cleaning. The section unscrews effortlessly. With my
arthritis every fill and every cleaning is a challenge, and with this pen
there going to be much fewer of the former, and much easier the latter.

To cap it all up, the price is unbelievable. With the current exchange
rate, it all came down to $607. To put it into perspective - my handmade
Grayson Tighe pen with a 1.3 mm stub tuned by Dan Smith was about
three times that back in 2018.

Pen Venture found one more grateful customer. They bring a carefully
curated collection of writing instruments to global marketplace at
ridiculously low prices. Way to go guys!

JC Saavedra
Outstanding Pen

100% customer service.
Lovely pen.
Gravitas pens are awesome.
Glad that Emy is handling Gravitas’s shipping.

James D.
Nearly Indescribable

I was already familiar with the type of filling system the pen uses since I have a PenBBS 355, however, the Kakari is definitely not like that pen. The fit, finish, and workmanship is far superior. I chose the Gravitas Kakari in the matte finish with an extra fine nib. Since Emy mentioned the nibs wrote a bit wider than their labelled size I was not disappointed with my choice. That is one of the wettest writing extra fines that I have in my collection. For my first fill I chose Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo. The picture should help to decide if it is a good match.

Chris S
Matt Blue magic

This Matt blue version of the Kakari pen is wonderful. It's a marvel to look at. The filling mechanism is an engineering treat to play with (sans ink of course). The fine nib is a fantastic writer with the sort of feedback I like. And the personal touch of Pen Venture has brought it all together. A classic combo of functional art to be enjoyed for many years.

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