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#21 PDW

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 13:01

My first post I am afraid. 

 

First, :W2FPN:

 

Second, no need to be afraid - only a few of us bite, and in any case your comments make one of the best reviews I've seen for a while! Many thanks, although the raw aluminum may be more to my taste when the money next comes in.



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 13:09

A week or so later ...

 

I'm glad your section is the same colour as the cap and barrel now :)



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 13:26

Thanks for the review and follow-up. I've been thinking about getting one of these. 


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 13:54

I was waiting for this pen to became available in appelboom bur could not wait wand i wanted to try the lilliput so i got me a Lilliput in brass, should arrive any day



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 19:23

I used Peet polish which does reduce the smell initially but I suspect the smell is generated by the moisture on our hands reacting with the  metal. Applying something like Rylard military/marine grade brass lacquer may help and would keep the pen shiny too.

 

This was my first thought on hearing about this pen: it would stink after a while! I have handfuls of Sports, modern and vintage, and I'm the odd man out in that the brass does nothing for me.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 19:33

 

This was my first thought on hearing about this pen: it would stink after a while! I have handfuls of Sports, modern and vintage, and I'm the odd man out in that the brass does nothing for me.

 

I wouldn't say it stinks! I don't notice the brass smell when I'm writing with it, only if I hold it up to my nose and sniff it. My fingers pick up a slight brass smell from the pen.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:07

I've got my lilliput brass and it is a really nice pen, nice weight and writes really well 
it also have a metallic smell but i like it
when i got it well used and aged i'll post some pics 



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 01:11

Mine's acquired a tanline, with a patina developing faster on the more exposed parts (the cap and the rear of the barrel). Maybe I'm not using it enough!

 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 01:17

Thanks for the follow-up. I'm still thinking about this pen.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 21:52

Brass or raw aluminium? ... oh dear!



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 22:50

Love your call re the bronze clip...perfect.

I'd like a time lapse series to be done so we can see the patina grow and gradually cover the pen. Getting that patina on it seems like a main reason to get the raw brass...like it is the solid copper Kaweco Liliput. I'm lusting after that one. Nice one there for sure, both. I have the Aluminum body Sport...love it.

Here's a question...why does everyone doing a video review of the AL Sport or the Lamy AL, etc. call the pen the "all Sport"? No one seems to GET that the periodic table abbreviation for Aluminum is " AL". Maybe if they called the copper Liliput the "CU Liliput", etc. folks would get it. Seems like such a no brainer.

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:19

Hey,

 

just wondering if anyone with a brass sport could comment on the grip of the screw threads?

 

I'd better explain my question: I have several Kaweco's, including some vintage ones, but the AL Sport I have has several times become unscrewed in my pocket which makes me nervous about carrying it.  Never had a problem with any of the plastic type barrels which seem to bite more on the threads.  So I'd be interested if anyone had noticed if the brass version comes to a dead stop when tightening.

 

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My AL Sport came with a cap which unscrewed quite easily, but the cap did quite fast develop a snag at the end so now it doesn't unscrew even when I do carry it in jacket pocket with all the coins and such.

 

 

Love your call re the bronze clip...perfect.

I'd like a time lapse series to be done so we can see the patina grow and gradually cover the pen. Getting that patina on it seems like a main reason to get the raw brass...like it is the solid copper Kaweco Liliput. I'm lusting after that one. Nice one there for sure, both. I have the Aluminum body Sport...love it.

Here's a question...why does everyone doing a video review of the AL Sport or the Lamy AL, etc. call the pen the "all Sport"? No one seems to GET that the periodic table abbreviation for Aluminum is " AL". Maybe if they called the copper Liliput the "CU Liliput", etc. folks would get it. Seems like such a no brainer.

I did get that the "AL" referred to aluminium, but I wonder why Kaweco went on using "AL" instead of the correct abbreviation "Al". Guess it looks better.


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 15:15

I'm torn between the Raw Aluminum and the Brass - I may need to hold out hope for a Copper Sport or better yet a Fireblue Steel Sport.

 

I love my silver Liliput, but I can't rationalize having more than one. As it is, when I bought my silver Liliput, I also bought one in black. The black one remains un-inked and in the box.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:26

My Brass Sport is developing patina nicely, and it writes really great. I'm using it with squeeze style converter by Kaweco.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 02:43

If someone wanted to keep a brass body like this well polished...and not let it tarnish...er, obtain a patina, etc. - they would very likely be well served by using the fantastic "Fabulustre" cloth. It's a very soft two-part cloth impregnated with Jeweler's Rouge one one side and just a clean soft cloth on the other. Ideal for polishing non-ferrous metals. Cheap. Easy. Works incredibly well.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:54

I'm torn between the Raw Aluminum and the Brass

 

 

Having used both for some months, my preference is for the Raw Aluminium. It's the only pen I always carry around with me. I love the industrial, utilitarian look of it, particularly now that it's picked up some scratches from keys and coins in my pocket. The brass is more "shabby chic", like a fake antique (I have genuine antique pens, so I don't need a fake one).

 

In use, they're identical apart from the extra weight (and slight smell) of the brass.

 

If you go for the aluminium, note this potential problem: AL Sport thread galling. Some silicone grease on the thread should prevent it.


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:32

A pic of my Lilliput Brass
 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:37

OK, if this system is working there's a shot of mine below.  I must say I really like it, even if the gold nib IS quite pricey.  There's a fuller review - well, a meta-review really - at the new United Inkdom site, too.fpn_1439278475__brassgold.jpg site, too



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:05

Lovely thread and photos, thank you all for sharing! I have the raw aluminum version on its way but gosh it was a hard decision between that and this brass baby. I do love the brass wave Liliput though too, so have a mind to make that my brass pen. :)

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 23:31

A week or so later :-) I now have the 14k gold fine nib fitted. After using a steel nib this feels more like a medium but the smoothness is very much in evidence and it lays plenty of ink down on the page which  I like very much. Thankfully the nib is not so smooth that there is nil resistance. You can feel the paper and I like that also. Is it worth ten times the price of a steel nib? probably not in terms of pure economics but as a writing experience the premium is worth paying.

 

First off I will show you the effect of a week of everyday use on the brass finish. It does develop a rather nice patina which gives the pen a aged look. And a word of warning; if you do not like the metallic smell of oxidised brass on your hands this is certainly not the pen for you. It does not bother me since I use a brass vaping mod to practice my only vice ;-) 

 

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I then gave the pen a polish (not as much work as you may think)

 

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I am weakening.

 

I have been using my raw aluminium Sport for a couple of weeks now since its arrival, and absolutely love it. It sits in the pen loop of my daily brain dump notebook and is already acquiring a nice patina and many an envious eye. I love these photos of your pen, WireFox. It's awesome how a raw metal pen can evolve with use and care, it seems to give back more than a pen made of other materials. So now I am lusting after more precious metal, and as luck would have it, I have a marvellous excuse now to treat myself to a new pen.

 

I have just ordered a beautiful blue Leuchtturm1917 notebook with silver embossing on the front for a big project I have starting next week, and wouldn't you know it, but that notebook is coming with a pen loop too. An empty one. (Yes, I know that so far as excuses go this might be pushing it, but shhh. I like my notebooks to be self-sufficient.) So whilst I still love the Brass Wave Liliput I already use the Fireblue as a pocket pen, and a pen loop requires a pen with a clip, so I do believe a brass 'n' bronze Sport of my own will soon be headed down under.  B)

 

ETA: Oh and it's great to hear your thoughts on the gold nib, too. Such a shame they are so damn expensive; I have three beloved Kaweco pens now, and cannot afford to begolden them all! I also suspect that purchasing one gold nib might make the others seem extra rough by comparison. Hmm..


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