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Norbazaar: rare and sundry Topre aftermarket housings

Norbazaar: rare and sundry Topre aftermarket housings

Norbazaar: rare and sundry Topre aftermarket housings

$1,800.00

These rare, one-off, and factory-second offerings are in stock and available for shipment within a few days of your order. Quality grading system is outlined at bottom below.

Please read each lot description carefully. Some items aren't purchasable on this page but have instead been restocked on their original product pages in our catalog, as described in the lots.

More details on each design (Norbaforce, Heavy Grail, etc.) can be found on their respective product pages here in the shop.

Lot 39

Ghost-of-Christmas-Future (Frosted Polycarbonate) Norbaforce Mark III. C-stock. Includes everything except credential folio. Comes with white rear cover plate.

Lot 38

Ghost-of-Christmas-Future (Frosted Polycarbonate) Norbaforce Mark III. C-stock. Includes everything except credential folio. Comes with black rear cover plate.

Lot 37

Ghost-of-Christmas-Future (Frosted Polycarbonate) Norbaforce Mark III. B-stock. Includes everything except credential folio. Comes with white rear cover plate.

Lot 36

Tactical Norbaforce Mark III. A-stock.

Lot 35

One-off carbon steel Heavy-6 with clear-coated rust finish. A stock. Insanely heavy. Black rear cover plate. White logo badge, acoustic dampener, & credential folio. 

Lot 34

Raw Aluminum Norbaforce Mark III. This is as it comes fresh out of the CNC mill, with standard milling patterns, some of which have been lightly sanded away in a couple of spots. Comes with unfinished risers, white rear cover plate, dampener, & credential folio. Can be used as-is for a cool raw/industrial look or powder coated/cerakoted by a local vendor of your choice.

Lot 33

Heavy Grails Pro 3 in K2 finish. B-stock. Includes everything except credential folio. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 32a-32g

Veracity Steel Heavy Grails in Pro 3 and Pro 2 variants and various finish quality grades. See this page for each specific unit for sale and its condition. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 31

Frosted polycarbonate Heavy-6. B-stock. Includes everything except credential folio.

Lot 30

Veracity Steel Heavy-6. B-stock. Everything included except for credential folio. Photos of this specific unit are here.

Lot 29a-29e

Factory-second Veracity Steel Norbaforces. Most can likely be refinished by a competent polishing vendor. Specific item details and photos here.

Lot 28

Periwinkle Heavy Grail Pro 3. A-stock. Includes everything. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 27

Sunset Blvd Heavy Grails Pro 3. B-stock. Includes everything except credential folio. Comes with white switch plate.

Lot 26

Urbi et Orbi Heavy-6. B-stock. Includes everything except credential folio

Lot 25

Heavy-9 in Aperture finish. A-stock.

Lot 24

Norbaforce Mark II in K2 finish. F stock. Will include either a stripped rear cover plate screw hole or riser screw hole. You can still fasten these parts together and use the board without all the screws, however. Both have slight imperfections and dimples, basically these would B stock without the stripped holes. Includes everything except credential folio

Lot 23

Sunset Blvd Pro 3 Heavy Grail. A-stock. Includes everything. White switch plate.

Lot 22

K2 Norbaforce Mark III. C-stock. Includes dampener, parts pack, risers

Lot 21

Aperture Pro 3 Heavy Grail. A-stock. Includes everything. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 20

Tactical Black (hard anodized) Heavy-6. A-stock. Includes everything.

Lot 19

A solid copper Heavy-6. A-stock. White logo badge and rear cover plate.
Includes Credential Folio & dampener. This a renewable, waxed living finish that can either be kept as a pristine display piece, or will change and darken over time with use and touch.

Lot 18

Norbaforce Mark II in textured white/gold experimental finish. A-stock. Includes everything except for risers, so you would need to be someone who uses his Norbaforce flat (no typing angle), which for whatever it's worth is the way the housing is really designed to be used anyway. This finish was experiment and we just forgot to include risers with the coating. Done in this experimental color from Prismatic Powders.  

Lot 17a-17c

Factory second Veracity Steel Pro 3 Heavy Grails. Condition of each is specified (with photos) in this document.

Lot 16

Pro 3 Heavy Grail in Enigma Black. A-stock. This rare finish was never offered as part of the official drops. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 15

Heavy Grail Pro 3 in Sunset Blvd. B-stock (very good, nearly A-stock). White switch plate.

Lot 14

Heavy Grail Pro 3 in VHS. A-stock. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 13

A small restock of the Norbaforce Mark II in VHS and K2 can be purchased directly on the corresponding original product page. A-stock.

Lot 12

A small restock of the Heavy-6 Urbi et Orbi edition (frosted polycarbonate) can be purchased directly on the corresponding original product page. A-stock.

Lot 11

Solid copper (extremely heavy) Heavy-9 with powder clear coat. B stock. Small dents in the metal before coating and some small abrasion spots in the clear coat. This could be chemically stripped and clear coated again if one cared to (and had a careful powder coating vendor doing the work). High-res image here. Black rear cover plate.

Lot 10

Pro 2 Heavy Grail in Enigma (texture) Black finish. A stock. Not compatible with Pro 3 HHKBs. This rare finish was never offered as part of the official drops. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 9

Pro 2 Heavy Grail in Aperture (silver + gray texture) finish. A stock. Not compatible with Pro 3 HHKBs. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 8

Pro 2 Heavy Grail in K2 (texture white) finish. A stock. Not compatible with Pro 3 HHKBs. Norbauer Pink switch plate (some minor color fading present at edges on these but is scarcely discernible after assembly since the plate edges are hidden by the keyboard frame and keycaps.)

Lot 7

F-stock Aperture Heavy-9. Powder coating is too thick around rear cover plate opening so rear cover plate doesn't seat properly enough to be fastened. Everything else is perfect. Recoating can likely be done on this unit up to an A-stock condition.

Lot 6

Norbaforce Mark III in Tactical (Hard Anodized) Black. A-stock. Shown below with a JIS layout, but works with any R2 or 87U-style TKL Realforce.

Lot 5

A limited new finish for of the Heavy-9 in Aperture, separately available on the Heavy-9 page here.

Lot 4

"River Finish" Retro Refrigerator Heavy-9. B stock. Various small dents (smaller than 3mm each) throughout the housing. Housing is coated in River Finish Retro Refrigerator while rear cover plate (not visible during typing) is coated in Matte Retro Refrigerator, therefore exhibiting two different textures.

Lot 3

Limited-edition Heavy-9 in frosted polycarbonate. First-quality (A Stock). Each unit comes with an acoustic dampener and credential folio.

Lot 2

Limited-edition solid copper Heavy-9 in hand-applied verdigris patina finish. Comes with White Rear Cover Plate. A museum piece. Each stochastic finish will be unique. Comes with textured white rear cover plate, acoustic dampener, and credential folio. First-quality (A Stock). These have a renewable, waxed living finish that can either be kept as a pristine display piece, or will change and darken over time with use and touch.

Lot 1

See the special-edition anodized Heavy Grails

Grading system

A Stock. First quality retail-grade products in retail packaging. As per usual, some powder coat units will have microscopically non-uniform areas, which is just in the nature of the powder coating process. Only these items come with product passports.

B stock.
 Has surfaces that show subtle but discernibly non-uniform areas or small dents (typically along the bottom edge of parts) smaller than 5mm. B-stocks aren't easily distinguished from A Stock unless you go looking very closely for irregularities. These units are often able to be re-coated or re-polished up to a A stock condition through the use of third-party refinishing vendors.

C stock
. Has non-uniform areas bigger than 5mm or dents more significant than B-stock. These units are often able to be re-coated or re-polished up to a B stock or even sometimes A stock condition through the use of third-party refinishing vendors. 

D stock. 
Deep dents in the metal, deep gashes, or bends in the metal that cannot be easily hidden through refinishing.

F stock. 
Parts with functional problems, such as missing threads or deformations that prevent parts from fastening to each other normally.