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#1 WayTooManyHobbies

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 17:45

Ordered a Kaweco Liliput from JetPens (no affiliation) on Monday, and it arrived yesterday (3 days shipping from California to Michigan - wow, USPS!). The main reason I wanted this pen was to have something small that fits the pen slot in my cell phone case. I had been carrying a Pilot Varsity there, but the Liliput is a much better fit. What I hadn't anticipated is how tiny this pen is, or how well it writes. The EF nib is very smooth, and the size when posted is reasonable. I definitely will not do much writing unposted - the pen is simply too small for my fairly large hand.

So far, very impressive.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 17:49

You can't go wrong with Kaweco, good nibs even in their cheap pens. The Liliput is a good, minimalist, efficient German design. You can see Peter Behrens using one. I only wish there was a matching pencil!

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#3 myyrkezaan

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 18:36

Does it have the same nib as the Sports?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 20:03

Does it have the same nib as the Sports?

It looks the same as pictures of the Al Sport - in other words, embossed steel without any plating or color. The pictures of the standard Sport show a plated nib. I believe that the nib on the Sport is removable, but I'm hesitant to start pulling on my Liliput.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 20:23

Looked on JetPens because they have the nib units and it fits the Liliput, Student and Sport.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 21:01

Looked on JetPens because they have the nib units and it fits the Liliput, Student and Sport.

Interesting... That's the entire nib and feed unit. The shape is subtly different - the section on my Liliput has a separate step close to the thread to control the depth that the feed/nib section can be inserted in the barrel, and mine lacks the step just below the nib. I'm puzzled - it doesn't look like it would fit the Liliput.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:21

On a Liliput pen page under the parts on the right it lists a nib unit of the same size as in the pen.






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