| This is a great quality...
, July 4, 2014
This is a great quality and everyday pen for me. I’m using it all the time now
and I love having it with me. The fine nib is perfect for my writing style.
I’m coming from more fine tip gel pens and finally pulled out my Cross
fountain pen that my dad got me as a graduation gift about 20 years ago. I like
the Cross okay, but it's a medium nib and a bit wet for my tastes.
The weight of the Kaweco Classic Sport was shockingly light at first. I held a
friend's AL Sport and that had a good heft. Down the road I will likely upgrade
to that, but for now I love the Classic Sport.
The color is spot on, a rich Boudreaux. I thought about black but I’m glad I
went with something that makes me think about it a little more every time I see
For under $30 this pen is fantastic. Great writing from the nib once it got
going (it worked and then was a little scratchy and not flowing but I let
gravity do it's thing and a little drag on a moistened finger did the trick).
You can't go wrong if you want a compact carry fountain pen to start with.
| I love the following...
, July 21, 2013
I love the following things about this pen: it's compact, lightweight and a
great value. I don't understand all of the negative reviews for these pens, what
are you expecting for a fountain pen, UNDER $30. It's a bit scratchy, but I
ditched the ink cartridge it came with and put some good ink. Now it write just
as well as my $50+ pens. I use this just about everyday, with my Pelikan 450 and
Waterman Lady Pen, both with gold nibs. I highly recommend this item
| this writes amazingly...
, November 21, 2011
this writes amazingly smooothhhhhhhhhhh
| Years ago I had a Parker...
, February 17, 2012
Years ago I had a Parker Vector which I didn't like--too much skipping, bleeding
all over the place--and some kind of cheap $13 Waterman whose nib was more for
calligraphy than regular writing. Recently, I decided to give fountain pens
another shot. I ordered the Platinum Preppy in blue-black and was super
impressed. It was smoother than the previous pens I had, and its ink dried
quickly and came out evenly. Then I ordered the Kaweco. Talk about smooth. I
don't think writing has ever been this effortless for me. I'm usually wary of
compact pens as they're difficult to hold and easily lead to hand cramps. But
this pen is a pleasure to write with. Despite my predictions, it's no hassle to
unscrew or close back up, and it fits perfectly in my pocket. I'm not sure how,
but with its cap posted, it's literally the most comfortable pen I've ever used.
It's lightweight, but that's not a downside. This was certainly worth every
penny, and the bordeaux color is quite nice. The only thing I didn't like was
the translucence of the ink it came with (blue cartridge). I doubt it would show
up on photocopies, it's not water-resistant, and I wouldn't use it as a "formal"
ink for business forms. It was not as robust or dark as the Platinum Preppy's
blue-black (which would be appropriate for business, in my opinion), so I
ordered a syringe and some Noodler's Kingfisher ink. I'll see how that works
out. I'm told that refilling cartridges is easy as pie, and I don't like the
idea of an entire barrel full of ink that could come unscrewed at any time.