This Kaweco Sport pen features an exclusive music print design that you will only find at JetPens! Featuring a white cap and grip, and black barrel, the plastic fountain pen has gold accents and displays the JetPens website along with the Kaweco Sport logo.
The sporty and compact look of these fountain pens transcend fashion time and are just as attractive today as they were when they were first created years ago. Each pen is compact when capped (approx. 4.1 inches long), but very comfortable when posted (5.3 inches long). Thus the Kaweco slogan "Small in the pocket, great in the hand".
Each pen features a screw-on cap for extra security and a 23 K gold plated nib made of stainless steel with an iridium tip. The German-made pens reveal a Kaweco metal logo on the top of the cap.
The video below shows how to install an ink cartridge in your Kaweco pen:
|Model Number||JETPENS KW1 F|
|Shipping Weight||0.40 oz|
|Diameter - Grip||11.2 mm|
|Diameter - Max||11.2 mm|
|Length - Capped||10.6 cm|
|Length - Posted||13.6 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||10.0 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Blue|
|Tip Length||16.3 mm|
|Tip Material||Metal (Gold-Plated Steel), Iridium Tip|
May 11, 2013
My other pens are all...
My other pens are all incredibly valuable vintage Waterman and Parker, so I know what an exceptional pen feels like. However I was horrified by the toll that light everyday usage was taking on them, all the little bumps, drops, and scratches were adding up quickly. So when I saw this music print Kaweco Sport on sale, I thought I would take a chance.
This pen is a great everyday carry!! It is very very small, and I love that there is no clip. You just pop it in a pocket, and it disappears. Also it seems to weigh about as much as a staple, even with a full ink cartridge and the cap posted. And yet the construction is rock-solid, and the nib section seems strong enough to open a beer or two. I prefer to write with the cap posted because it becomes that familiar full size once the cap is on. But for extra fine detail unposted is equally comfortable, I'll probably use both equally since I actually got this to write and arrange music!
As for performance, again this Kaweco is great. I have yet to finish my first full cartridge, so I don't know how much it will eventually break in. But from the first stroke it writes very well. I got the FINE nib, which perhaps in German pens is much much finer than others, I'm not sure this is my first Kaweco. It is even finer than my Parker Arrow extra fine. So if you are looking for a wetter stroke, or perhaps a fast writer, get the Medium or even Broad. This pen is very very fine and needle-like, although I am hoping it will loosen up a little over time. I should mention here that I'm using Kaweco sepia ink, which seems to be a little on the thick side. So a wetter ink may make a big difference.
So, I'm not sure how much this one differs from the standard Kaweco Sport, if at all. But I do love this pen. And not to mention the beautiful music print and wonderfully engraved, bright gold nib, which gets me just as many compliments and conversations as a pen costing 15 times as much!
SUMMARY: solid A grade - I bought this for the cute looks and sale price, but I'm so thrilled with the feel and performance that my $200+ "dream pens" can go back in the box where they belong. Now I see why nobody seems to have just one of these little guys, I can't wait to collect more colors and nibs!
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June 5, 2013
I bought this pen because...
I bought this pen because I wanted a portable FP and it did not disappoint, the fine nib looks more like a medium to me when compared with my pilot metropolitan. It is a smooth writer and the nib just seems to glide on my rhodia and clairefontaine notebooks, it also works on my moleskine and field notes although it bleeds through like every other FP on those two kinds of paper. The $18.50 price point is what attracted me to this pen, if it was more than $20, I would not have bought it. I also bought a monteverde mini converter with this since its own converter is out stock, it works well :)
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March 3, 2014
DO NOT LISTEN TO NDE...
DO NOT LISTEN TO NDE THE MONTEVERDE MINI FOUNTAIN PEN CONVERTER DOES NOT WORK WITH THIS ONE.
Just got both in the mail and the montverde converter falls out it doesn't attach at all the the ink thing. And I looked that the tops of the monetverde and the free ink they gave me and they're not alike at all. The pen is so cute and small and it writes really well I really like it but the monteverde converter was a waste of money since they are not compatible.
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November 30, 2013
I've had this pen for...
I've had this pen for a few months now, and use it to take notes and doodle. It had some pretty bad ink flow issues with the cartridge it came with and once when I left it uncapped for ~15 min. I usually clip it to one of jeans pockets and it stays put. When it's cleaned and capped, it writes beautifully. The line is a little broader than I'd hoped for. However, you can write with the back side of the nib to get a hairline. That trick works really well for small writing but is very scratchy. The grip is okay, but if you like to hold your pens higher up, your fingers will be on the threads. The musical symbols on the side are very durable and have not taken a single scratch.
This is a great EDC pen, but avoid using the blue/black ink that it comes with, and remember to cap it when not in use.
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January 16, 2014
Really great pen, especially...
Really great pen, especially at the sale price. When I first received it I was anxious to get it started, and I just inserted the cartridge that came with it without flushing it with water first; it wrote well but the first stroke on each letter didn't have any ink flow. I took the cartridge out, put a drop of liquid soap inside and then flushed it like crazy, let it dry, then inserted another cartridge (the Kaweco sepia, sweet color) and primed it by squeezing just a little, and now it writes like a champ. I wrote for a couple hours the first night with no skips or blobs or misses. I can't believe I didn't buy one of these years ago. The first fountain pen I ever tried was a big heavy brick of a thing that needed constant care, and it turned me off fountain pens for a long time, but I couldn't resist this print and price of this one, and I'm really glad I bought it. Can't wait to collect more colors and sizes!
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