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Kaweco Sport (original)
Posted 15 January 2009 - 23:09
First Impressions (8)
I bought it from the Ludwig Beck department store in Munich in the mid-1990s. They had apparently found a box of NOS pens of which this was the last one. These are perfect for dropping into your pocket or purse, yet substantial enough to feel like a proper fountain pen once the cap is posted. Feels nice in the hand when capped.
I like the look of this pen, but the combination of hard rubber cap and injection moulded barrel make it look as though the pen is a cut-and-shut job. It looks very vintage when open but quite modern when the cap is back on.
Design of round barrel and octagonal cap make it look a little strange; later models rectified this.
I’m not really a fan of fine nibs so not best placed to judge, but it writes smoothly as long as you don’t try to write too fast - too quick a pace causes the tines to separate a little and a ‘double line’ to form on the page. The nib tends to make me write smaller than usual as well.
Filling System (7)
The smoothest piston filler I have, tempered by the fact that you have to remove a blind cap to get at it (easily lost if you aren’t careful). Doesn’t hold a massive amount of ink, but there is a large sized ink window to check.
Cost and Value (9)
I bought it for around 90DM (UK£30). Considering it was NOS when I bought it it was very good value.
A nice little pen for when you don’t want to carry something too large or expensive, but not really for expansive writing
Visit my review: Thirty Pens in Thirty Days
Posted 15 January 2009 - 23:28
Edited by Ondina, 15 January 2009 - 23:28.
Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:42
The piston, I understand it is made of cork?
Thanks for the review.
~ Oscar Wilde, 1888
Posted 16 January 2009 - 06:42