Kaweco Special AL Fountain Pen - Fine Nib

Kaweco Special AL Fountain Pen - Fine Nib

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3.7 (3 reviews)
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The sleek and slim design of the Kaweco Special AL Fountain Pen is a classy addition to the Kaweco Aluminum fountain pen line. The octagonal barrel consists of anodized solid aluminum with a matte black finish. The cap screws on to the body to securely close the pen, and also posts on to the back of the barrel during writing. Since the pen is full-sized, it will accept a converter, as well as any short or long international ink cartridge. Features the iconic silver Kaweco logo on the cap. Multiple nib sizes available.

Pen dimensions: Approximately 5.6 inches (14.2 cm) long when capped, 6.4 inches (16.3 cm) long from tip of nib to end of cap when cap is posted on back of pen barrel, and 0.4 inches (10 mm) in diameter.

The pen comes in a tin gift box with one blue ink cartridge. The cartridge comes inside the barrel of the pen. If the cartridge seems to be stuck inside the barrel, try gently tapping the barrel against a hard surface a few times to dislodge it.

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A nice pen overall. I...
March 19, 2014
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A nice pen overall. I got the fine nib. The shape is a bit different which was the reason I went for it. For those who are concerned that the threads are too close to the nib, rest assured that it does not interfere with the grip at anytime. The pen writes very well. But slightly on the dry side. The lack of the clip means that I carry it in my jeans. Over all a thumbs up. And yeah, I love the fact that it won't just roll over an fall down.
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On my example the F nib...
February 28, 2014
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On my example the F nib was a little hard to get started but was smooth once it was going. Does seem quite sensitive to the paper used – which is to be expected I think.

Re the comment in the reviews for the EF nib variant about plastic construction: this is incorrect, at least for my example. The section, cap & body are metal (looks to be brass with black finish). The section (which is threaded for the cap and body components) certainly does look and feel somewhat like textured plastic but if you scrape the finish off it is metal underneath (yes, I did actually do that and can confirm that the finish is very tough.). Owners should not therefor be worried about premature wear on the threads from a metal-plastic interface.

I like the styling: simple & distinctive, probably the strongest feature of this pen. I am finding the purity of the design becomes more appealing as I use the pen. It resembles the Lilliput in that regard.

I would have preferred a longer grip area in the section. When compared with the AL Sport design the grip area (textured concave part) is shorter and I found my grip include more of the cap threading than on the Sport. Slightly less comfortable but acceptable to me.

Value for money? It does seem expensive compared to the AL Sport but personally I find the pricing acceptable although definitely not a bargain.
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First off I must say...
July 2, 2015
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First off I must say that I did not write with this pen - I returned it. I bought this pen because of the unique shape and simple lines, replaceable nib and all metal construction. It does have all of these features, but I was also expecting extremely high quality fit, finish and design at this price point. The fit and finish were fine, but design elements like the small o-ring between the grip section and the body were not executed well. I also expected a secondary mechanism inside the cap that would reduce the captured air volume that is trying to dry out the pen, my cheap Pilot Kakuno's have this and so does the cheaper Platinum Preppy, but this pen just has a plain empty cap. Lastly, even though I read the size in JetPens excellent description of the the pen, I just expected it to be larger, it is a small pen - about the size of a wooden pencil that has been sharpened to the point that I might consider discarding it.
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