I actually picked this up locally from a San Francisco retailer but I thought
I'd holler on Jetpens.com customers behalf, that they have a winner here.
Ergonomically, this could have a better grip, but its not a deal breaker nor do
I find myself fatigued in its use. It looks much more expensive than its $
price tag suggests. The fit and finish is easily found on pens over twice as
Now for the writing - initially I hated this pen. HATED. It was finicky and
wouldn't write on cheap paper. Sometimes it wouldn't write AT ALL. It skipped
like a 5 yr old girl, etc.
After I PRIMED the pen however, it has been performing like a dream, laying down
lines like Tony Montana. Smooth, dancing lines like a ballerina. This thing
sings on my Moleskine, can't wait to try it on my Rhodias.
I'll be upgrading my fountain pen inventory soon, maybe a Sailor here, a Pelikan
there....but I know right now this one will always be in heavy rotation. I
picked up a converter from here, and will write a review after a few week's
This pen is just eh. My first experience w Kaweco - inherently it's not a BAD
pen, it's just NOT very GOOD. It's okay for the price and I like the German
pedigree. The writing experience leaves a lot to be desired. It's got a
scratchy nib (mine anyway) and bleeds like a mofo. As someone mentioned, the
ink kind of fades and sort of looks gray instead of a dark blue or black (Kaweco
cartridges). Plus it BLEEDS like a stuck pig on my Moleskine .... mind you this
is a M nib, so those interested should really go for a F or EF. All in all, its
pretty, and while posted is not horribly uncomfortable. It lives in my shirt
pocket because its small and unobtrusive while capped, which is a plus.