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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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The pen looks absolutely...
May 17, 2016
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The pen looks absolutely beautiful (I bought the gold pen clip to go with it). It's the perfect size and I love the way it screws closed for a little added security.
However, the nib has been giving me a little bit of trouble. I find that sometimes if I write at a certain angle or don't press down hard enough it doesn't flow at all. It usually only takes 5-10 seconds of scratching with it for it to flow again so it's only a minor inconvenience, and it doesn't happen a lot, but it's still a little frustrating. It's the only fountain pen I have so far that's done that to me.
Overall, this pen is really beautiful and I especially love the selection of ink colors that go with it!
Very happy with my ...
January 19, 2016
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Very happy with my choice.
Bought this as a gift...
December 22, 2015
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Bought this as a gift for a friend, currently writing with a Porsche Design Tec Flex fountain pen.

Didn't spend much time writing with the Kaweco, but seems fine. I like its compact design and it's certainly very stylish. Weight is a little lighter than I would like - the plastic threads also squeak a bit when being used which sounds a bit cheap. Then again, this is a cheap pen, so for the cost I guess I'm very happy.
Nice beginner to moderate...
December 17, 2015
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Nice beginner to moderate user fountain pen. Only had one problem, took me a while to figure out that the included cartridge was in the borrow. Thought I had a defected pen.
Easily one of my favorite...
August 11, 2015
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Easily one of my favorite EDC's, I have the Kaweco Sport in multiple colors for multiple inks. Nib size in an F or EF is perfect for writing (not necessarily sketching). A classy thing to pull out for note-taking or heavy correspondence.
My only issue is with the availability of ink converters. I haven't found one that works, luckily the Kaweco ink is lovely, as well as the wide variety of colors in the standard international short cartridge size. With the Bordeaux body I use J. Herbin Rouille d'Ancre, a beautiful rust shade.
Wonderful little pen....
July 1, 2015
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Wonderful little pen. Absolutely unpretentious, very small and yet just right when posted. The little available converter makes this pen available with any ink color if you don't like cartridges. But the best part is the nib. Absolutely wonderful. You would never think such an affordable pen can sport such a smooth nib. Very, very understated - and definitely unique.
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
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this writes amazingly smooothhhhhhhhhhh
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