The pen came in tin box along with a pack of cartridges. Nothing fancy here but the box does have a vintage look and feel.
1. Appearance and Design:
The pen I purchased is black in color with chrome accents. The cap is a screw-on cap; the clip is a little stiff
but functional. When capped, the pen is about the same length as a Pelikan M600. With the cap posted, the pen is
about half a centimeter longer. It's also heavier than the M600. I can comfortably use the pen even when uncapped,
but even with the cap posted, the pen is well-balanced.
Below, from left to right: Kaweco Dia 2, Pelikan M600, Pelikan M215
2. Construction and Quality:
The pen is made from acrylic and is solidly built. The chrome accents give it a very distinguished look. My pen
has a medium point steel nib and a plastic feed. The nib-feed assembly is friction-fitted and can be pulled
out easily. This is a CC pen so no fancy filling system here. The converter that came with the pen is okay but
looks cheap. For the price I paid (EUR 74) I expected something better.
This pen wrote right out of the box--no flushing with dish-soap, no cleaning was required with this one. The pen
writes quite wet and there was no skipping.
I just have one major complaint. Well actually two. From the pictures, you can see that the nib is smallish
for a pen of this size. Why couldn't Kaweco slap on a bigger nib? The other has to do with the converter.
I know expecting that Kaweco would issue a piston-filler version of this is asking for too much but at least they
can provide a better (and possibly larger) converter.
Hope you enjoyed this little review!
Edited by somnath1077, 09 September 2012 - 10:16.