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Tell Me About Your Kaweco Experiences


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#41 erpe



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Posted 23 June 2016 - 07:14

The spring does something else. When you put a converter in while the spring is there, it can turn the converter knob when you screw the barrel on. That is unwanted ;-)

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 08:19

I know I'm rather late to the party, but here is my experience with modern Kaweco. I first bought a black sport calligraphy set. All the four nibs are reliable, buttery smooth and have perfect line variation. The big surprise to me was the black kaweco carts that came with the set. I love Kaweco's black, it's rich and saturated, almost like the China (India?) ink that you use with dip pens.


Then I bought a black Student because the shape of the Sport does not fit me so well, i find the difference in diameter between the section and the cap to be too much. So I bought the Student and today I use the 1.1 nib on the Student as a normal, desk writer (I use stubs and italics for everyday writing) and the Sport with the M nib that came with the Student is always in mi pocket as a backup or to fill forms, etc.





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Posted 23 June 2016 - 17:23

The spring does something else. When you put a converter in while the spring is there, it can turn the converter knob when you screw the barrel on. That is unwanted ;-)

Yes, I found this out the hard way.


With the converter full of ink & the spring in place, I proceeded to screw on the section.  All of a sudden, ink started gushing out of the nib.  It was then that I realized that by rotating the section against the converter (with the spring in place), I was actually moving the converter knob, which was starting to empty the ink.


I then contacted Kaweco.   They were quick to reply.  Michael Gutberlet (the CEO) wrote that the coil spring inside the latest Dia pens is designed for securing two short carts, stacked back to back.  It's designed to stop rattles.

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#44 Ted A

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 21:45


You are right,...I could of course fill empty cartridges with a syringe, but this operation can be difficult when you're on the go.  So, it has to be  commercially available cartridges for my Dia.   I just have to find the inks that will work best with my Dia's finicky feed system.


I usually take a couple of Kaweco Sports when I travel. I generally refill the cartridges and when I am about to leave I fill the cartridge. Then I will carry extra cartridges in case I run out. I get the best of both that way.

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