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I took a chance on this...
, January 26, 2012
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!
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Cute as a bugs ear...and...
, April 10, 2012
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
Great little fountain pen!
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The Kaweco Liliput is...
, February 29, 2012
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.
| Love the EF nib and the...
, July 13, 2014
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
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.