Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen - Broad Nib - Bordeaux Body

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4.5 (2 reviews)
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 made of high-quality, colorful plastic and 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 KT gold plated stainless steel nib with an iridium tip. The Germany-made pens reveal a Kaweco metal logo on the top of the cap.

One Blue ink international short cartridge is included inside the pen upon receipt. Additional ink colors are available under the "Recommended Refills/Parts" link above.

Model NumberKAWECO 10000485
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Burgundy
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes - Clip Sold Separately
Converter-Compatible No
Design Style Compact
Diameter - Grip 11.0 mm
Diameter - Max 11.1 mm
Grip Color Burgundy
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 10.6 cm
Length - Posted 13.4 cm
Length - Uncapped 10.0 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue
Tip Length 16.3 mm
Tip Material Metal (Gold-Plated Steel), Iridium Tip
Tip Size Broad

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I LOVE this pen! The...
October 20, 2014
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I LOVE this pen! The broad nib is perfect. I filled a Kaweco converter with Diamine Red Dragon and the combination of this ink in the Bordeaux pen is fabulous. The pen glides across the page and is a total pleasure to write with.
Basics: Overall I'm quite...
October 20, 2014
Verified Purchase
Basics: Overall I'm quite happy with the Kaweco. I like the small size, light weight, and smooth nib. I have mixed feelings about the comfort level when writing with this pen for long periods and an intermittent problem I have with the pen running a little dry. The latter problem seems to be solved by finding the right ink (Kaweco's own worked wonderfully, Waterman and Pelikan 4001 seem to work well too).

More Information: Things got off to a somewhat shaky start when the pen had some skips. I rinsed it and switched inks and it worked great. Occasionally it still gets a little dry after longer writing sessions, but it's still a great little pen for daily carry. I've only had it for a little over a week so I'm still getting to know it. So far it's only gotten better.

The nib is smooth but can bite just a little if you roll your hand. That's not too bad. I own pens with less tolerant nibs. I'm still a fan of this one, for what it's worth.

The pen is extremely light, making it easy to write with. If you write with it posted and you purchased the clip you might notice that the balance is a little toward the back of the pen. With the clip off the pen is very well balanced. Unposted the pen is completely neutral but just a little short. I alternate between these depending on my needs at a particular time. When I'm away from my desk it's easiest just to leave the clip on or use the pen unposted.

A big seller for me is the pen's personality. The Classic Sport's styling and colors appeal to me, so I enjoy carrying the pen as an aesthetic item as well as a good pen. My Lamy is a bit better overall, but I tend to use the Kaweco because it appeals to me a little more.