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What do you think of the Kaweco Sport?
Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:26
It's for Yew!
Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:57
I now carry a Pilot Capless / VP (Decimo) and I'm very happy
Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:45
Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:51
just a single word with it told me that it's got a brilliant nib, one of the smoothest i've ever used probably. but for some reason, it was skipping quite frequently, even after flushing with detergent solution, and this was annoying and disappointing. as a last resort, i changed the cartridge provided with the pen, and inserted another filled with Sheaffer Skrip blue ink, and now the skipping seems to have stopped.
the body doesn't look as strong or impressive as a Lamy Vista, but overall, i quite like the little fellow. the nib really clinches it, and is truly magnificent. i wouldn't put mine in my jeans though, for fear of breaking it. the only downside would have to be that it can't take a converter.
btw, which one's costlier, the Waterman Kultur or the Kaweco? and which one's better (not in terms of the nib, in terms of overall feel)
Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:31
the only downside would have to be that it can't take a converter.
Actually, they can! I have a short plunger/piston converter in both of my Sports.
I got the converters off of eBay. But, I've also seen this converter recently at writersbloc in the 'whats new' section, it looks identical to what I have.
Aha! here it is;
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:58
It is a good pen and has a Schmidt nib. The little plunger converter fits, but I found that the plunger doesn't seal well.
Stolen: Aurora Optima Demonstrator Red ends Medium nib. Serial number 1216 and Aurora 98 Cartridge/Converter Black bark finish (Archivi Storici) with gold cap. Reward if found. Please contact me if you have seen these pens.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:52
Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:10
It allows for the flush filling thru the nib which is how it should be done IMO.
Bruce in Ocala, FL
Posted 28 November 2012 - 18:30
Pen of the year 1930. First pen for sports pants pockets...can be used in vest pockets too.
German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 19:08
I am looking for an inexpensive pen that uses international cartridges with fine nib to use in the jeans pockets. The cartridge issue puts away the Safari. I saw a Kaweco Sport and a Pelikano in a stationary shop and they seem ok. I have read some good things about the Pelikano but little about the Kaweco.
Do you have any experience of it? Do you have any other suggestion?
(Am I going to stop buying fountain pens?)
I own 3 of them. Let me just briefly set out the pros and cons.
- Small and very easy to carry around
- Screw cap means that the ink will take longer to dry out if you leave this cartridge pen unused for a long time
- uses standard cartridge
- okay nib
- wet nib
- Nib quality is inconsistent. One of my pen came out of the box with its tines unaligned.
- Quality is okay only
- Price is high for a plastic and steel nibbed cartridge pen. For slightly more money, the Lamy Safari is a better buy, unless you want a small pen to carry around.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:17
Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:24
Great little pen, the 3-4 I picked up from Swisher's $5 bin wrote perfectly
That's where I got the four Ice Sports of mine...Swisher's five-dollar pen show bin. Two fountain pens, one ballpoint, one rollerball.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 17:28
Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:27
However till I got used to them I did find them too light to be comfortable - I'm more used to a slightly heavier pen. The Al-sport, which I've tried extensively thanks to a local retailer, is heavier, and may be worth the investment for a jeans pocket pen which may get a bit of rough-and-tumble.
Too many pens, too little time!