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This is a terrific little...
June 3, 2012
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 posted.
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.
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This is a good fountain...
September 22, 2011
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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 EF nib.
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This pen feels cheap....
April 24, 2016
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This pen feels cheap. (A Lamy Safari is inexpensive but feels like better quality plastic.) The cap wiggles slightly when screwed on because the threads are so far from the end. My Extra Fine nib writes thicker lines than many of my Mediums. I even checked the nib thinking I'd received a Medium by mistake. It never starts on the first stroke and skips after that. The gold nib and accents look cheap. Since I hate this pen, I'll practice my nib tuning skills on it. My awesome Ohto Poche or Pilot Petit1 will be in my pocket.
Easily one of my favorite...
August 11, 2015
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Easily one of my favorite EDC's, I have the Kaweco Sport in multiple colors for multiple inks. Nib size in an F or EF is perfect for writing (not necessarily sketching). A classy thing to pull out for note-taking or heavy correspondence.
My only issue is with the availability of ink converters. I haven't found one that works, luckily the Kaweco ink is lovely, as well as the wide variety of colors in the standard international short cartridge size.
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