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 one of my first fountain pens (the other was the disposable Platinum
Preppy with the 03 nib), which I chose over a Lamy Safari. Kaweco is lesser
known than the Lamy so it satisfies my indie complex. I preferred the Kaweco
because I could convert it into an eye dropper pen (like the Preppy) and it's
pocket size is very cute. I have filled it with Noodler's Bulletproof Black,
and both work harmoniously together in my Clairefontaine journal, Hand Book
sketchbook, and Rediform lab notebook. Its size was actually very surprising to
me, but I have very small hands so I could even use this pen without the cap on
My classmates and colleagues admired it even though they were unfamiliar with
fountain pens (we're all USA residents).
The white and gold look very elegant and beautiful; my only qualm about its
design is that while capped and not in use, it looks like a feminine product. If
this would really bother you, I suggest buying the gold pen clip to more
visually define the white Kaweco as a pen.
I could never get this pen to write smoothly -- The only reason I give it the
rating I do is because I loved the ink color that came with it! I could get it
to write for maybe two or three sentences and then it would bug out on me and
wouldn't write and I'd have to apply a ton of pressure on a blotting sheet so I
could get the ink to flow properly again. I hope I just got a dud and that I can
expect higher quality in the future from Kaweko -- my other experiences with
them have been great.
Bought this to replace a lost (beloved) Fine-nibbed one, in the hope that if it
turned up, I'd then have each of the sizes. At first I regretted having ordered
the EF, finding it a bit scratchy compared to my memory of the F, but after a
very short "work-in" it turned out almost as smooth and just as reliable. The
key is not to judge it by how it feels the instant ink starts coming through. I
found that the F worked with any ink I could throw at it, and am hoping the EF
won't be touchy either.