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  1. Hi guys, I am in a confusion regarding my next purchase. I want a full metallic fountain pen and the Kaweco AL sport and the lilliput caught my attention. A month ago I bought my first Kaweco Skyline Sport and I am really impressed with Kaweco Fountain Pen. Those who own any of these two pens or any one of them please suggest me which one should I buy and state your reasons. My sole intention is to buy a full metallic robust pen that would last a long time. Thanks in advance.
  2. Hi, I have bought a Skyline sport a few weeks back and I love the pen. Next, I would like to buy a metallic version of a Kaweco Fountain pen. I saw that there is the Al Sport and the Lilliput. Please suggest me which one will be the best one to buy because I want to use it for a long long time. I love full metallic fountain pens as they last for a life time.
  3. Kaweco AC Sport Red LE FP Review History (reproduced from the Kaweco web-site) The first Kaweco Sport was founded in 1912 as a pocket fountain pen for ladies, officers and sportsmen. In 1930 the brands and models of Kaweco and Aurumia fused and the Ka We Co three part circle emerged. This circle is still used today on nearly all of it’s pens. In 1993 H & M Gutberlet GmbH made it’s first prototypes for a relaunch of the Kaweco Sport under the name Trekking, but gained and registered the rights to rename as Kaweco in 1994. The Kaweco Sport was newly produced as a cartridge holder in 1995, but the design remained the same as the 1935 model. In 2000 the first Limited Sport edition was produced in green celluloid, and the AL Sport as well as the Art Sport were launched in 2003. The Pen Measurements: Closed; 109mm, Posted; 135mm, Nib; 17mm. When I first saw this pen, I said 'wow' to myself. It looks so much better 'in the flesh' so to speak, than it does in pictures that I have seen. This is one spectacular looking pen. It has an octagonal barrel in satin red aluminium, with black carbon fibre inlays.The cap screws onto the barrel when closed to make a compact pocket pen, like all Kaweco Sport FP's, then it posts onto the end off the barrel when open, to make a good size writing pen. I was a bit scared that the cap might mark the amazing carbon fibre of the barrel, but that hasn't happened yet. Even the Kaweco circle is painted black on the end of the cap of this pen. My only tiny little disappointment was to see that it came with a polished steel nib as standard. So I decided to try it with the optional black nib, and this made it look so much better. Nibs are interchangeable with AL pens, they just screw out. Assuming you are holding the pen in your right hand, hold the nib top and bottom (not sides) and it unscrews out of the section in a clockwise direction using your left hand. This pen comes with nib options EF, F, M, B and BB.I am advised by Kaweco that threaded calligraphy nibs are also available to purchase separately as are 14ct gold options plus black options. The Filling system As I’m reviewing some Kaweco pens and inks, I selected a Ruby Red cartridge for the AC Sport red LE FP. The cartridges are International Short cartridge size. If you’re looking for a pen with a sophisticated piston filling system, or even a classic type of twist converter, then you might be disappointed with this pocket-sized pen. There is only room for one International short cartridge due to it’s miniature size. However, I don’t find this a problem at all. The Writing Test After I inked up the pen with the Ruby Red cartridge, it wrote straight away. It was so lovely to write with, not at all tiring, and I didn’t find the grip at all slippery. The firm, black steel Fine nib gave me a smooth writing experience that rivalled that of some gold nibs in more expensive pens. There is no flex with the nib. I also tried an optional 1.1 threaded nib in this pen, and that really showed off the red ink. I'm reviewing the Ruby Red ink separately, so I won't say too much about it here, but suffice it to say I really enjoyed the pen and ink combination. The pen was a good colour match for the ink, if you sometimes like to match inks with pens as I do. Overall Opinion Kaweco Sport pens have a really good screw cap that prevents their cartridges from drying out, and I have always liked that in this type of pen. I also love the fact that the Sport pens come in the Kaweco super metal gift tin that easily takes two pens plus a couple of spare cartridges. If you want a clip or a converter they are available separately, but I find it as easy to refill cartridges from bottled ink with a syringe, as using the tiny squeeze type of converter that is made to fit this pen. Kaweco sell their inks in 30ml bottles or packs of 6 cartridges. All in all, I really like this pen and I would recommend it. This is an expensive Kaweco Sport RRP £92 in the UK, but you can find them for less. An optional black nib unit would cost you an additional £30 or less. Kaweco loaned me this pen to review, and I really appreciate that. Thank you Kaweco.
  4. Kaweco AL Sport Stonewashed Blue FP Review History (reproduced from the Kaweco web-site) The first Kaweco Sport was founded in 1912 as a pocket fountain pen for ladies, officers and sportsmen. In 1930 the brands and models of Kaweco and Aurumia fused and the Ka We Co three part circle emerged. This circle is still used today on nearly all of it’s pens. In 1993 H & M Gutberlet GmbH made it’s first prototypes for a relaunch of the Kaweco Sport under the name Trekking, but gained and registered the rights to rename as Kaweco in 1994. The Kaweco Sport was newly produced as a cartridge holder in 1995, but the design remained the same as the 1935 model. In 2000 the first Limited Sport edition was produced in green celluloid, and the AL Sport as well as the Art Sport were launched in 2003. The Pen Measurements: Closed; 107mm, Posted; 135mm, Nib; 17mm. I think the phrase ‘small but perfectly formed’ could be coined for the Kaweco Sport. It starts off as a small and compact pen until you remove it’s octagonal cap, and replace it on the end of the barrel to make a good sized fountain pen in your hand. The Sport Stonewashed struck me as feeling lighter than it looked, and that’s because both the barrel and cap are made from made from aluminium. It feels light but nice in your hand. I chose a Fine steel nib for this pen. It’s not a new pen that you would feel precious about, as it’s Stonewashed finish makes it look like it’s been rattling about in a handbag or a box, and rubbing against other metal objects, for some time. It starts off with a worn, almost neglected, look that intentionally reminds you of stonewashed jeans, that are tumbled with stones in large drums to get that ‘already worn’ look. The Filling system As I’m reviewing some Kaweco pens and inks, I selected a Midnight Blue cartridge for the AL Stonewashed Blue FP. The cartridges are International Short cartridge size. If you’re looking for a pen with a sophisticated piston filling system, or even a classic type of twist converter, then you might be disappointed with this pocket-sized pen. There is only room for one International short cartridge due to it’s miniature size. However, I don’t find this a problem at all. The Writing Test I may have made a mistake of expecting it to write straight out of the box, but at first I found it to have start, and flow issues, until I removed the cartridge again, and flushed out the pen with some soapy, then clean water. Assuming you are holding the pen in your right hand hold the nib top and bottom (not sides) and it unscrews in a clockwise direction with your left hand. The writing test here shows how it wrote for me after flushing and drying, then spending two days, nib down, with the Midnight Blue cartridge inside. It isn’t at all tiring to write with and I didn’t find the grip at all slippery. Once I got it writing the firm, steel Fine nib gave me a smooth writing experience that rivalled that of some gold nibs in more expensive pens. There is no flex with the nib. The pen comes with a standard steel nib with EF, F, M, B and BB tip options.I am advised by Kaweco that threaded steel calligraphy nibs are available to fit this pen, as are 14ct gold, and black steel options. Overall OpinionKaweco Sport pens have a really good screw cap that prevents their cartridges from drying out, and I have always liked that in this type of pen. I also love the fact that the Sport AL pens come in the Kaweco super metal gift tin that easily takes two pens plus a couple of spare cartridges. If you want a clip or a converter they are available separately, but I find it as easy to refill cartridges from bottled ink with a syringe, as using the tiny squeeze type of converter that is made to fit this pen. All in all, I really like this pen and I would recommend it. The RRP of this pen in the UK is £63, but you can buy it for less. Kaweco loaned me this pen to review, and I really appreciate that. Thank you Kaweco.
  5. I don't understand what it is about this Kaweco silver AL Sport. The fine nib is certainly not as nice as the nibs on my Pelikans, my vintage Sheaffers, or my flexy waterman. But every day I tuck it in a pocket. It has a purple Kaweco cartridge in it, so not the most versatile ink (and besides that, I have lots of colors in the ink box, including purples). I always have at least 2 pels with me in a pen case, but that little Kaweco is the one I use. I love its smooth metal, its perfect machining, the weight, the sound of the aluminum. The beauty of the octagonal cap... It has a set of sensory impressions quite different from all other pens. It is my precious.... Even after sitting in the heat of my pocket, the pen behaves perfectly- no leaks, no nothing. Starts right up and keeps going, with crisp ink that doesn't bleed. Pretty water resistant, too. (tried to erase with water, it didn't budge, just pinked up the paper a bit.) One colleague has threatened to steal it.
  6. Hey all! I'm quite new, have done some research, but am still learning what questions to ask and how. So I'm having a difficult time finding what I imagine to be some very simple answers. For starters, I think the pen dries out quickly, but, maybe it doesn't? If I set the pen down, with the cap off, for a minute it seems to die and take forever to revive link to image: https://db.tt/cW57vMBa Second, I'd like to try out some nibs, but something has given me the feeling that the prevalent 060 series Kaweco nibs are not for the AL sport? What kinds of nibs can I use? I've had zero luck discerning this via searches and reviews. Is there a cheapish way to try out some nibs? Or some certain classes of nib that can be tried to help hone-in on the right nib? Thirdly, is there a recommended converter for the AL sport? I know there is the tiny squeeze converter, and I've heard varying rumors on the viability of a Monteverde option. I'd really love to get some Ebony Purple to try, but not until I obtain a converter. Fourthly, thanks for your time and help. Sorry for asking such simple questions, but my Google fu is weak.
  7. I have a Kaweco Sport and a Kaweco AL Sport, and I'd like to put italic replacement nibs on both of them. Is that going to work? I think I read somewhere that the replacement italic nibs cannot be put into an AL Sport. I notice that the Kaweco replacement nibs come with a section. Can you take the feed and nib out of this section and put them into the section that comes with your pen? How do you do that? Thanks David.
  8. I´d like to buy the Cult Pens Mini Fountain Pen, and since they use Kaweco (Bock) nibs (AL Sport, Liliput and Dia) I want some advice about them. ¿How the Kaweco F and M nibs are compared to a Lamy Logo F or a Sheaffer Intensity M or a Faber-Castell Basic M nibs? I have a tiny handwriting so I don´t like broad nibs, but I have to take rapid notes so I need a good flow (not an easy task to find the right nib).





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