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Offline fatboycarney

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New Collabs Tonight



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KAT Iron

Please stay safe!!


All the Iron, on the Iron 180 by Smith + Rune - rendered by manzel


Inspiration
Biology, Chemistry, Human History all rolled into one. The elements of the periodic table each tell a story, are intertwined in the world in which we live, and I enjoy bringing those to your favourite keeb!

Join the Group buy between August 2nd and September 1st at the links below


US: TX Keyboards
Europe - MyKeyboard
Canada - DESKHERO
Oceania - Daily Clack
Asia - ZFrontier-EN     ZFrontier-CN
Ukraine,Russia and Belarus - Funkeys

KAT Iron is expected to ship in March 2021. This date is approximate and can be subject to change.

Pricing

Kits

Alphas
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Phoenician Alphas


Mods
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Novelties
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Numbers
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Accents
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Spaces
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Ergo,Colevrak+
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International
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Mac
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Blanks
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Eye Candy


Iron180 by Smith + Rune rendered by manzel




TX-66 by TX Keyboards rendered by Kingk22









TX-87SE by TX Keyboards rendered by Kingk22





Iron 165  - Smith + Rune rendered by manzel





KBD19X by KBDFans rendered by manzel




S7 elephant by jacky rendered by manzel




ROTR by Polarity Works rendered by panzerstadt
 (IC - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107104.0)




Deskmats
3 ft. (900 mm) x 1.25 ft. (400 mm)

Rusted
Porphyrin Ring


Artisans

Artisan Collaborations announced!! Details coming soon!


Archetype

GSK

latrialum

Sodie Caps

Fraktal Kaps

lividitycaps

sludgekidd

Girlycaps Studios

gothcaps

trmkcaps

Artkey Universe

RADcaps

Navacaps






Salvun Artisans are machined from 304 Stainless Steel,finished and beadblasted and then laser polished legends are added
Salvun Iron Element



Salvun Iron Porphyrin Ring



CruzCtrl Cables

KAT Iron Cable from CruzCtrl raffle open until August 7th

Keebstuff Kabelmanufaktur


Wrist Rests

When I saw a new "maker" of wooden wrist rests who was local to me I wanted to see if he could do something to match KAT Iron, well I think he nailed it



Since I first saw MarbleKeebs work I wanted to collab with them. And after some discussion and an amazing find they have found a marble type that is pretty much designed for KAT Iron, including rust lines in the marble (appearances will vary as this is a natural product)



Join The Carnival discord server to stay up to date with KAT Iron, ask questions and find all relavant links to everything KAT Iron


Thanks
I am going to try and keep this short but this is the best part of this community, all the amazing, talented, helpful, people you meet, this is such an amazing, welcoming community and this has been a blast! THANK YOU!!
JSaintS, OCM, manzel, Kingk22, popkorn, Roche, Konstantin, chowbabyloving, Oliver @ Keebstuff, Jae, MarbleK, kwlodarczyk, CruzCtrl, Salvun, Sodiecaps, Mek, Archetype, Alpha Keycaps, radcaps, navacaps, lbaron, Nasp, rmendis, dvorcol,  my vendors TX Keyboards,  mykeyboard.eu, DeskHero, Daily Clack, ZFrontier, Funkeys, Uday, all the artisan collaborators and the Carnival discord server
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Offline HoffmanMyster

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 10:30:52 »
Approved :thumb:

Offline Masticccc

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:14:13 »
Go go Phoenicians!

Offline Kasuka3497

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:16:36 »
Now THIS is a hot keycap set.... 🔥

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:18:59 »
If you don't get this set, there is something wrong with you! that looks amazing :D

Offline bookworm2156

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:27:46 »
That new TX87 render is exactly what I was looking for  ;D

Offline Roche

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 13:28:04 »
This set came together so nicely.  I am so excited to see all the artisan collabs on top of what we have already seen with Salvun and cables.  Great work on this one FBC!

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 14:51:17 »
This is so sick. Super stoked to pick this up.

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 18:25:26 »
Sooooon! This will be my first set!

Offline Anthixious

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 18:46:08 »
The cables will be available when the GB starts? Just checking  :D

Offline fatboycarney

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 22:09:02 »
This is so sick. Super stoked to pick this up.

That new TX87 render is exactly what I was looking for  ;D

Now THIS is a hot keycap set.... 🔥

This set came together so nicely.  I am so excited to see all the artisan collabs on top of what we have already seen with Salvun and cables.  Great work on this one FBC!

Sooooon! This will be my first set!

If you don't get this set, there is something wrong with you! that looks amazing :D

Go go Phoenicians!
Thanks everyone for the support and kind words above!!, very excited to get this going.

The cables will be available when the GB starts? Just checking  :D

Thats the plan for the CruzCtrl cables, might be a slight delay but hoping early the morning of the 2nd!!

Offline Anthixious

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 22:28:23 »
Broken hyperlink for the marble wrist rest thread.

Offline fatboycarney

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 22:36:30 »
Broken hyperlink for the marble wrist rest thread.

Thanks and fixed,  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 23:18:33 »
GLWGB Amazing work my dude :D

Offline Anthixious

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 23:19:42 »
Broken hyperlink for the marble wrist rest thread.

Thanks and fixed,  :thumb:


Ayyyoooooooooo  ;D

Offline Uday.Works

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 11:05:16 »
Hey All! I just wanted to let you know that I will be the one making the wooden wrist rests, feel free to ask me any questions you might have about it!

Offline pamorama

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 12:05:28 »
Hey, I noticed that the regular Alphas kit on Deskhero is priced at $59CAD, and I wonder if this is an error, since it's different from the pricing chart and more than Phoenician Alphas, etc ($43CAD).
There is also no pricing difference between the Alphas on other vendor sites.

Update: it was a mistake, and they're going to fix it!
« Last Edit: Sun, 02 August 2020, 16:39:07 by pamorama »

Offline Anthixious

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 12:55:57 »
Just placed my order in, WOOT. Now to hurry up and wait for the cables, lol.

Offline Mimiq

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 13:20:59 »
Looking forward to throwing these on my PC Think6.5 V2  :p

Offline Anthixious

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 13:23:44 »
Looking forward to throwing these on my PC Think6.5 V2  :p


I have a Think6.5 v1 on the way myself  :)

Offline Epikk

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 14:18:50 »
Hey everyone, I'm new to the hobby and this will be my first KAT set. If I need a 7u spacebar for my keyboard, which set would I have to buy? Would Alphas be enough? It doesn't seem to be labeled anywhere. Thanks in advance!

Offline fatboycarney

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 21:55:40 »
Sorry for slow reply busy day. So the mods kit has the 7u spacebar and the alphas has the 6.25 spacebar

I am assuming you would be grabbing one of each to fill out a standard board (from 60 to TKL)

If your not sure let us know what board you have or jump over to the discord where myself or a ton of others would be willing to help  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 19:16:33 »

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Group Buy starts August 2nd SOON!!!
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 22:02:20 »
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Thanks so much dvorcol!! The chart looks amazing, And than you to everyone who has supported the set these numbers are amazing!!!  :thumb:

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Also be aware that the CruzCtrl cables are being offered as a raffle that closes August 7th, DIY kits are also available.

Check it out here https://cruzctrl.gg/pages/kat-iron

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Surprised at the rust numbers. The color is soooo good! looking forward to this.

Offline DrunkPoseidon

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Couldn't wait for this one since I saw the IC.  Numbers look good, congrats!

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The renders show the salvun FE cap as a row 2 cap, but it only comes in row 4 or 5, right?

nvm, that's the novelty FE not the salvun FE - figured it out =)
« Last Edit: Fri, 07 August 2020, 01:25:27 by //gainsborough »

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Hello !

I make the wrist rests out of marble to match this KAT Iron keycaps set.
I just got the photo of the marble slab ordered to make those.  :eek:

A light grey color, with no big rusty veins but only small traces :
248930-0

The final design will be the same as my currently available black marble wrist rests :
248932-1

To order on my website:
https://marblek.com/product/iron-grey-marble-wrist-rest-x-kat-iron/

Thank you !

Offline fatboycarney

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Couldn't wait for this one since I saw the IC.  Numbers look good, congrats!

Thanks very much for the support and very happy with the numbers  :thumb:
Surprised at the rust numbers. The color is soooo good! looking forward to this.
Yeah rust I suspected would be slow and steady, maybe a big push near the end for rust but overall very pleased with the numbers!! And thank you!!

The renders show the salvun FE cap as a row 2 cap, but it only comes in row 4 or 5, right?

nvm, that's the novelty FE not the salvun FE - figured it out =)

No worries glad you got it figured out, maybe stay tuned for a possible render with the actual Salvun's no promises but might make it happen!
Hello !

I make the wrist rests out of marble to match this KAT Iron keycaps set.
I just got the photo of the marble slab ordered to make those.  :eek:

A light grey color, with no big rusty veins but only small traces :
(Attachment Link)

The final design will be the same as my currently available black marble wrist rests :
(Attachment Link)

To order on my website:
https://marblek.com/product/iron-grey-marble-wrist-rest-x-kat-iron/

Thank you !

This wrist rest is going to be so amazing, appreciate all your work finding this specific piece of marble and so glad to have you as part of the set!!!

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I don't trust my eyes.. what size is the spacebar included in each mods kit... 6.25?

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I don't trust my eyes.. what size is the spacebar included in each mods kit... 6.25?
6.25 in alpha and 7u in mods

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Much appreciated!

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C'mon guys, we gotta make the Ring deskmat MOQ or else I won't get my deskmat  :'(

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Thanks very much dvorcol for the updated graph and thank you so much everyone for your support, hitting MOQ this soon is amazing and appreciate it so much!!  :thumb:


C'mon guys, we gotta make the Ring deskmat MOQ or else I won't get my deskmat  :'(

Agreed lets go guys!!!   :p

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The first artisan images come in from Navacaps!! Love these sculpts! Check out Navacaps on IG https://www.instagram.com/navacaps/ and follow to get updates on raffle timing near the last week or so of the month!!




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So... bought it :D

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Any updates to the graphic chart? How are the mats doing?  :D

Offline fatboycarney

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So... bought it :D
Thank you!!!!  :thumb:
Any updates to the graphic chart? How are the mats doing?  :D
No updates yet, likely have something Monday and do it on a weekly basis, however I will make a predication that the mats will make it so you are good no need to worry!!   ;D

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Attention ERGO users!!!

I need your help, it was brought to my attention that some of the colours in the ERGO kit will not maintain the gradient look the set intended, This was my bad as I made the assumption that Row profile should be made to match the colours but for Ergo that doesnt work everywhere.

So at this point I am planning to change the Ergo kit but want to get feedback here if you support, or if there is a reason it shouldnt happen
Please also feel free to jump over to the discord server for a wider discussion

Here is the current kit



This would yield a board layout like this, which does not really maintain the gradient look as I would hope



Changing the kit to be like this



Would yield a board layout more like this (ignore legends and lack of accents this is just to help visualize



So Ergo users please let me know if this makes sense!!! Thank you and sorry for any confusion


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New Ergo kit is so much nicer in my opinion!  :thumb:

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Boardwalk user but I much prefer this ergo kit version, I just thought it was too late to request it. Looks good!

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New Ergo kit is so much nicer in my opinion!  :thumb:

Boardwalk user but I much prefer this ergo kit version, I just thought it was too late to request it. Looks good!

Awesome thanks for the feedback and the feedback from everyone in the Discord server, it seems to be unanimous that the change is for the better. I have updated the kit in the OP. If you have any questions still feel free to reach out here or on Discord

Thanks!!

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Excited to announce that Keebstuff cables and Sludgekidd artisans go live today. See the top of the OP for links and details

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Also updated OP  Melon Keycaps Kamikaze will go live tonight eastern time! So excited for these collabs and hope you enjoy them as well as the caps look amazing!!!!

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Lividity caps now available, and Sludgekidd pre-order still open!

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Sludgekidd /Lividity artisans available trmkcaps tonight
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 21 August 2020, 15:38:36 »
Also added trmkcaps as that goes live tonight at 10 EDT

Check them out https://www.instagram.com/trmkcaps/

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Re: [GB] KAT Iron - Sludgekidd /Lividity artisans available now and trmkcaps
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 11:44:39 »


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