Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Bordeaux Body

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4.8 (4 reviews)
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 23 KT 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 Blue ink international short cartridge is included inside the pen upon receipt. Additional ink colors are available under the "Recommended Refills/Parts" link above.

Model NumberKAWECO 10000483
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Burgundy
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes - Clip Sold Separately
Converter-Compatible No
Design Style Compact
Diameter - Grip 11.0 mm
Diameter - Max 11.1 mm
Grip Color Burgundy
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 10.6 cm
Length - Posted 13.4 cm
Length - Uncapped 10.0 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue
Tip Length 16.3 mm
Tip Material Metal (Gold-Plated Steel), Iridium Tip
Tip Size Fine

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This is a great quality...
July 4, 2014
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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 it.

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.
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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
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Years ago I had a Parker...
February 17, 2012
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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.
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this writes amazingly...
November 21, 2011
Verified Purchase
this writes amazingly smooothhhhhhhhhhh