Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Silver Body

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3.6 (5 reviews)
The Liliput is the smallest member of Kaweco's fountain pen lineup and among the smallest fountain pens in the world that use standard international short ink cartridges. Threading on the end of the barrel allows the cap to be screwed on securely, bringing the pen to a comfortable, full-sized length while in use. Originally introduced in 1910, the Liliput was re-released in 2011 and is available in a variety of attractive materials and finishes.

This Silver pen is constructed from lightweight aluminum and features a shiny silver finish.

The pen comes in a tin gift box with one blue ink cartridge.

Model NumberKAWECO 10000453
Weight0.4 ounces
Body Color Silver
Body Material Metal (Aluminum)
Clippable No
Converter-Compatible No
Design Style Slim, Compact
Diameter - Grip 8.3 mm
Diameter - Max 9.3 mm
Grip Color Silver
Grip Material Metal (Aluminum)
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 9.7 cm
Length - Posted 12.6 cm
Length - Uncapped 8.7 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue
Tip Length 16.3 mm
Tip Material Metal (Stainless Steel), Iridium Tip
Tip Size Extra Fine

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I took a chance on this...
January 26, 2012
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I took a chance on this pen based on it's limited reviews. So far I LOVE this pen. In the past I bought a fine nib fountain pen, and even capped it would take some "work" to get flowing again once I started using it (if I didn't use it every day for example). This pen, even at an *Extra* Fine Nib, always flows smoothly. No scratching or skipping. No 'work' to get it flowing, unless you left it uncapped for an hour without using it, then you may need to scribble a bit to get it working.

My handwriting looks better using this pen (smile). It is very small, so keep that in mind when you're considering this purchase... and it's very light - which I like because I find my hand fatigues quicker holding heavier pens. You do have to screw the cap to the end in order to use, which can be time consuming... so not my go to pen for a quick jot when the phone rings. However, keeping it uncapped and poised in a meeting works wonderfully.

I also ordered the Purple ink (which I will likely also review separately) and it's the ideal shade. It has black undertones and is simple, understated, yet different. Not "girly highschool note" different, just distinguished.

Overall, it's a great pen and I'm very happy with this purchase!
10 people found this helpful
Cute as a bugs ear...and...
April 10, 2012
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Cute as a bugs ear...and it has a beautiful Bock nib that performs very well. A very light fountain pen, nice finish, machining. Clean the pen with a dilute solution of ammonia or Dawn liquid detergent and water, rinse well(gets rid of manufacturing oil). Pat dry. Make sure your feed is lined up with the nib. Load a Kaweco or Herbin cartridge, tap the nib gently on your paper to get the ink flowing. Enjoy. Oh and the cap posts perfectly allowing a lot more length to the pen.

Great little fountain pen!
5 people found this helpful
The Kaweco Liliput is...
February 29, 2012
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The Kaweco Liliput is only 8.3 grams empty and 9.6 grams with ink, it weighs less than four pennies, and about the same as a Pilot Petit1 inked. A thin pen, the section comes in at 8mm and at the widest at 10mm, that being the cap. It has a fairly thin aluminum body, roughly 2x the thickness of a soda can wall, but has proven to be very sturdy. Using Namiki black ink, the extra fine nib is very smooth, as close to buttery smooth as you can get on an extra fine nib. Line width is in the range of 0.5mm. Altogether it is and very well made pen. Side note, the pen does not come with an ink cartridge.
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Love the EF nib and the...
July 13, 2014
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Love the EF nib and the Liliput's size, but certainly not the corrosion (pitting) on the front section. I don't know whether to attribute the damage to Kaweco's cartridge ink pH being too acidic, or just a lousy grade of aluminum used on the section. I suspect the latter. Leaving the pen with cartridge and not opening it for several weeks caused the section to "seize up" with the barrel and a white crust to appear. There was no visible ink leakage. Kaweco is sending me a replacement front section, but no explanation as to the source of the issue. I also have the black Liliput which does not have this issue due perhaps to its being coated.
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I hate to give this pen...
August 21, 2012
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I hate to give this pen a bad review, but I'm really pretty disappointed in it. The pen writes well, no complaints there. It is tiny and carries well. My main complaint is that it is a pain to use. It's way to short to write with without posting. However, you have to both unscrew the cap to get it of and screw it back on to the body (awkwardly) to write. This makes it a pretty poor tool for quick notes (mostly what I want for a pen in my pocket). I wish that I had plunked down the extra cash and gone with the sportAL. As it stands, I find myself more inclined to use my Sport more than this.
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