What a nifty little pen!...
What a nifty little pen! I've been a fountain pen user for many years but had
never heard of Kaweco until I came across the name on this site. I'm always
looking for inexpensive but hardy fountain pens suitable for taking along when
travelling so I bought a Classic Sport to try out, and was very pleased with it.
It really is a compact pen, especially when capped, but not so small that it's
awkward in the hand (and I don't have small hands so that's important). It
would, however, be way too small for anyone to use unposted. It's also very
lightweight, so even when clipped to a shirt pocket (I also purchased a clip) it
doesn't weigh the pocket down as some pens do. I can toss it in a shoulder bag
and forget about it until I need it.
As you might expect from a German-made product, the nib writes smoothly and
dependably, and I even like the nib's decorative scrollwork. The entire pen is
somewhat unusual in shape, so it's distinctive although inexpensive.
Although I do own and appreciate more expensive pens, I'm always thrilled to
find inexpensive models that look nice and work well--in fact, some of the
cheaper pens perform better than many higher-end models! The Kaweco Classic
Sport is definitely in that category and I'm glad I discovered it.