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 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 free blue ink international short cartridge is included, more ink colors are available separately at JetPens. Included cartridge will be inside pen upon receipt.
The video below shows how to install an ink cartridge in your Kaweco pen:
This is a good fountain pen, although it appeared larger to me in the photos.
It's actually quite compact, although I don't think it's too small. The EF
Kawecos write slightly broader than EF Lamys, in my opinion, but the Kaweco
feels smoother. I would have given this a 5 if the dimensions were a bit
larger. The pen itself looks great in person. If I could buy this again I
think I would get the fine or medium nib, as there's nothing special about this
This is a terrific little pen for students and people who want a fountain pen
they can take with them. Because this little Sport is the plastic model, I am a
bit hesitant to carry it around in my jeans pocket or let it rattle around in
the bottom of a book bag. However, I find the EF nib to be very smooth and has
just the right flow of ink for all sorts of paper--even cheap American binder
paper. It even writes nicely on tracing paper without scratching. I use fountain
pens because I have arthritis, and writing with this light little Sport is
effortlessly smooth. Once the cap is properly posted, it feels substantially
long enough with a good girth, but not heavy like the very expensive pens. The
octagonal shape keeps it from rolling off the desk whether the cap is on or
If I had to mention any drawbacks, I would have to say that first, the barrel
only has room for the cartridge you are using. Many other pens have room for a
cartridge and a spare, so if you are planning to write all day, you have to
carry a spare. Not a big deal, because the cartridges last a long time. My
second comment is that the cap takes more than a few turns to screw on and off.
So it makes the Sport less like a jotting pen. But once you have the cap posted,
you can write for page after page with no effort. I have written four or five
pages at a sitting and felt no cramping or pain in my hand. This makes it ideal
for taking notes at a lecture or for when the Muses strike.
One last comment--I love the deep blue color with the bright gold accent of the
nib and on the cap.