Christened the Buccaneer - in homage to pirates old and new - this is our interpretation of a Steampunk Keyboard.
Made to order in our small workshop we aim to have a completed device delivered to you within 5 weeks, depending on materials and workload, we have to fit it in around our regular employment unfortunately!
The keyboard itself is comprised of a solid mahogany frame, intricate brass-work - which includes a hand engraved "Rampkins" signature plate on the front. The mahogany keys protrude through separate recesses cut in the faceplate, which itself is lined with quality desk leather, hand tooled with genuine gold leaf. The typeface is laminated with hard wearing resin, so will not fade over time. Vintage glass cabochons cover the status lights and glow when in use, the light appearing to come from impossibly deep within the device. The USB cable is lined with black fabric to complete the retro look.
Due to the brass and woodwork, the Buccaneer weighs in at 3 1/2 lbs. The internal key-switches are high quality Cherry MX mechanical switches, responsive, robust and a pleasure to type on, they have a nice resistance and give out a satisfying tap when the keys bottom out. This keyboard is not simply an art piece, but a fully functional, comfortable keyboard that is well designed and will last for many years if cared for. Its appearance should actually improve with age as the leather, brass and wood distress over time. Furniture polish can be used to bring back lustre to the wood and leather, brass polish will return the brass-work to a golden shine.
The keyboard is available in US, EU and UK standard layouts, USB
The keyboard is MAC compatible, and can be altered to use the Mac symbols
Dimensions: H:40mm W:200mm L:495mm
We can change the colour of the leather, LED's and cabochons, or use leatherette if you prefer your keyboard meat free!. We can also change the typeface to suit people using alphabets other than Latin, simply contact us and we shall endeavour to help.
If your country is not listed for postage and you feel that the "Everywhere else" cost is a bit excessive simply contact us and we will add your country to the list with the correct postage charge.
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The electronics within are extremely low voltage so there is no risk of fire.
This item is classed as computer peripherals, so is import duty free in most countries. There may be other import charges however that I cannot account for.