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This is one of my first...
February 12, 2012
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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 the end.

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.
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The pen is far too wet....
October 8, 2015
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The pen is far too wet. I use my fountain pens mostly in a school setting, meaning that I'm writing on sub-par paper, at best. Usually nothing heavier than 20 lb lined, graph or blank paper. I now own two other EF and F pens in addition to the Kaweco, and they both outshine it in terms of performance. I've tried manually adjusting the ink flow by gently pushing the top of the tines and rolling the pen slightly, but no dice. The pen, while it may be an EF, still writes a lot thicker than some of my Eastern Medium nibs, and even one of my Western Mediums.

In addition, for a $30 pen (a bit more than $30, actually, if you want a converter with it) you just don't get that much. The pen itself is a cheap, thin plastic cylinder, and the cap is a slightly thicker cylinder. It's stylish when folded up and feels good in your hands, but you definitely get a very cheapy and not well-made feel. For half the price, my Metropolitan in Fine writes better for my purposes, is fully metal and feels great in my hand, and isn't much less versatile from a portability standpoint.

It might work for some who are willing to make a TON of sacrifices from a quality standpoint purely for the portability, light weight and small size of the pen, but it's definitely not one of my favorites.
pen construction is decent,...
October 16, 2014
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pen construction is decent, but somehow the small size and a need to post didn't work out for me. Overall there isn't a specific thing to complaint about, just that the experience of using the pen wasn't a memorable one for me (including the nib, I like EF width, its just in this pen it took a lot of effort to use EF)
Love this pen! Got it...
January 11, 2014
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Love this pen! Got it with a clip and blue-black Kaweco cartridges and I use it all the time despite a strong aversion to yellow gold in all other contexts.
I could never get this...
August 21, 2013
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.
really fine pen. writes...
November 24, 2011
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really fine pen. writes smoothly. Pocket sized!
Bought this to replace...
January 7, 2012
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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.
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