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What do you think of the Kaweco Sport?

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#41 Fabienne


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Posted 26 May 2012 - 17:26

I just got mine and I LOVE IT!!! A white sport and I got a gold clip. The nib is smooth as silk and it writes beautifully every time. I got sepia ink to go with it and I have to say it is da bomb! It even shades! I also wish it was available in bottles. Kaweco is an EXCELLENT pen. I got a broad nib and it IS broad.Posted Image

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 18:57

I am the only person that I have ever come across that didn't get on with their Kaweco. I had a chessboard classic sport (fine) and just did not get on with the feel of it. It wrote quite nicely and I couldn't knock it on quality grounds, just personal preference. It did fit perfectly in my mini diary, which doubled as a wallet, unfortunately it was just zipped in and must have fell out somewhere. One day I may buy another, but I really don't miss it.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:45

I have a Clear Demonstrator Kaweco Sport B nib - its great and I plan to get some more for fun. They're sturdy, great quality and cheap.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 22:51

bought the Kaweco Sport Classic clear body version with an M nib (wouldn't call it a demonstrator, coz the feed section is housed inside a black plastic chamber) just 2 days ago, after seeing great reviews about it in many sites and videos ().

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)
Lamy Vista M, Kaweco Sport Classic M, Schneider Base M, Platinum Preppy M, Waterman Harley-Davidson F, Rotring Freeway F, Parker Vector M, Pilot Vortex M

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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.

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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.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 16:52

I bought a Kaweco port a couple of years ago. I can't remember the last time I went anywhere without it in my pocket.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 17:10

As soon as my current refilled cart of Noodler's Black is empty I plan on doing the DCPritch latex sac mod (search for it here) to the cart to make it a sac converter. CheapNEasy and I have confidence it will solve the no-decent-converter issue with the Sport. (We know the carts fit and seal well, there Shouldn't Be any issues.)

It allows for the flush filling thru the nib which is how it should be done IMO.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 18:30

They are coming out with a piston filler again.

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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?)

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Nuno Campos.

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.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:17

Great little pen, the 3-4 I picked up from Swisher's $5 bin wrote perfectly

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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.

#53 Mags


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 17:28

Not much...it ia the one pen I have lost track of or tossed. There was a time I thought it was so cool. I use a monteverde or Mont Blanc Mozart for the little jotter moments where I want a little pen. The stipula bullet pen had a terrible dry feed so I sold it off at a loss.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:27

I really love the Kaweco Sports I have (two, both the more expensive 'art' versions, in amethyst and lapis). They are zippy little writers, nibs with just a little feedback, which personally I like very much; I can write really fast with them when I'm taking notes, and they're good and wet and never skip. Only problem with these pens is the need to get Kaweco cartridges (or refill them). They are the only pens that I use posted.

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.

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