I just received my Kaweco...
May 29, 2015
I just received my Kaweco Al Sport Raw (EF) today and I have to say, I am
thoroughly impressed. Normally I wait a while before I write a review since
frankly, most of the pens that I buy seem to have bugs that need to be sorted
out before I have what I consider their normal state of repair. Not this little
guy. Right out of the box after I fitted the cartridge it started writing, the
experience is quite gratifying! For an EF, it is surprisingly smooth with a
nice tight sharp line and the flow is perfect. I really try to not use
superlatives as to me that lessens the impact of the review, like the reviewer
has lost all objectivity, but I find it very difficult not to use them here,
this is that great a pen.
Is it perfect? No. This is the first pen that does not have a snap on/off cap,
so the twisting is new to me, but is that really an issue? Also, the available
converters seem to be quite small, but as I have a syringe and don't mind
filling cartridges with my bottled ink, this is moot. I also have two Lamy
Al-stars, two Pilot Metropolitans and a Faber Castell Loom. The Lamy's are my
to date EDCs, the Faber Castell needed substantial nib work upon arrival and the
Pilots are a bit narrow for my fairly large hands, but write very well
especially considering their price point, but the Kaweco AL Sport? I think I
have a new EDC here.