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#1 FP Writing

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:11

Dear pen friend
i just got to thinking that it would be good to record and publish some pen general technicalities.
As sometime i got questions on pen details, which i have over the time fogotten.
And so i delicated a new tab in the pen blog to record some pen details.
Just to share. And it would take sometime to build it up .

But as a chinese proverbs go : a long journey starts with the first step.
http://fp-writings.b...oks-review.html
Here goes.... comments are welcomed

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#2 Malcy

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 22:47

It looks like a nice pen. Do they do it in black with gold trim?

People seem to forget or just aren't aware that Kaweco have always made pens other than the Sport. One of my favourite pens is a Kaweco V4. Your pen has plenty of design cues from earlier Kawecos.
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 13:25

Hi FP Writing
Nice review and drawing. Would you mind to elaborate on how the pen can be converted into an eyedropper? The 'threaded section' looks shiny so I assume it is plated with some sort of metal right? And if that is the case, converting it to an eyedropper will erode the pen. And could you explain a bit more on how the distinctive feature of the pen make conversion into an eyedropper does not require silicon grease? I am excited to read you post, because I have always thought of converting an Blue Student into an eyedropper, but by looking at the picture I was put off as I thought the twist on section is plated with metal. Anyway thanks for the review.

Hi Malcy, no, the black colour Student comes with a sliver clip only. But think other lines of Kaweco pen have black pen with gold clip, e.g. Luxe Sport and DIA I think, check their official website to confirm.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 13:30

Btw FP Writing, is it because of the lighting in your photo or it is true that the Student does come with a gold clip? I only saw sliver clip on the Student on the Kaweco website.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 15:08

Hi FP Writing
Nice review and drawing. Would you mind to elaborate on how the pen can be converted into an eyedropper? The 'threaded section' looks shiny so I assume it is plated with some sort of metal right? And if that is the case, converting it to an eyedropper will erode the pen. And could you explain a bit more on how the distinctive feature of the pen make conversion into an eyedropper does not require silicon grease? I am excited to read you post, because I have always thought of converting an Blue Student into an eyedropper, but by looking at the picture I was put off as I thought the twist on section is plated with metal. Anyway thanks for the review.

Hi Malcy, no, the black colour Student comes with a sliver clip only. But think other lines of Kaweco pen have black pen with gold clip, e.g. Luxe Sport and DIA I think, check their official website to confirm.


Dear Pen friend
yes the thread section on thegrip section is metallic and plated. I simply fill the barrel with ink and replaced the pen nib section. And tested it over a period of 3 days, no leakage was found. Yes silicone grease if available would help to be an added protection. But i believe that common ink like blue and black are not very corrosive, unless it is a strong dye ink- usually in bright colored ink.
So i think the plated section is able to be used as eye dropper if one stays with the thinner ink like parker and sheaffer and pelican. Without using the bright colored ink.

I think you are right that the Student only comes with chrome trim. But it has demo and black and white colored pen

Many thanks for your interest

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 15:43

Hi FP writing, thanks for the quick reply, what do you mean by 'replaced the pen nib section'? Did you change the nib because you converted the pen into an eyedropper? Thanks for the info. that bright colour usually is a strong dye, and the brands which make thinner ink. I have only tried Pilot ink, it has a slightly pungent smell, I dont think it is unusual, just do not put my face too close to the ink, i think i will be fine.

#7 FP Writing

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:48

Hi FP writing, thanks for the quick reply, what do you mean by 'replaced the pen nib section'? Did you change the nib because you converted the pen into an eyedropper? Thanks for the info. that bright colour usually is a strong dye, and the brands which make thinner ink. I have only tried Pilot ink, it has a slightly pungent smell, I dont think it is unusual, just do not put my face too close to the ink, i think i will be fine.



Hi Cecil
no i did not change anything. The pen as it is is ready to go as an eyedropper.
I have always liked eyedropper becos of ease of maintenance and large ink amount. The inner barrel diameter got to be large enough so as not to hinder flow. So far kaweco student seem fine as an eyedropper

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:53

How does the chrome section feel in the hands? Is it slippery? In general, I tend to avoid pens with metallic sections because the ones that I have are not very comfortable to write with.

#9 FP Writing

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 04:57

How does the chrome section feel in the hands? Is it slippery? In general, I tend to avoid pens with metallic sections because the ones that I have are not very comfortable to write with.


Dear friend
we have one point in common. I also dont quite prefer metallic grip section for same reason.
In this case i give it a shot because the blue demo is attractive.

As thge grip section, it is metallic but not overly thick. And the good thing is that it has a greater Curvature
So it helps to improve the grip. I have small hand and found it comfortable.
So it is not overly slippery, and of course i would prefer it to be made of plastic.
But again , there is give and take

Thanks for the interest

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 13:39

Indeed the student is really attractive, I just bought one in white! The metal section isn't slippery because of the curve....I really enjoy using it!
FP writing: nice drawings!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 17:18

Great review ! :) Does someone know what is the diameter of the screw-in nib unit of this pen?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:35

your measurement of the grip's waist is incorrect. The diameter of the waist of the metal grip is 9mm. It makes a big difference because the comfort of the pen, depending on people's hand, lies on a threshold of thickness anywhere around a cm.
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Posted 22 May 2015 - 15:12

I bought the bright yellow Kaweco Student, and while it is a lovely pen, I was very disappointed by the fact that their BB nib is more like a medium to broad, not at all what I was expecting.






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