I love this pen, by far my favorite pen. It has a very fine consistent line and
works well for me in both sketching and writing. I have often used it for taking
notes in class. I did lose the pen under the sofa for a couple of months, but I
just pulled the cap off and started writing again. It only skipped a bit on the
first few words and has been working great since.
I have a very loose grip on my pens when I write and this pen is works great
with my writing style. I have owned this pen for about 6 months.
I purchased my Kaweco Classic Sport a few months ago, and I really like the nib
and the way to ink flows. This extra fine nib is worthy of the name. But I
hardly use the pen because it’s so small and so unbalanced for me. I have
large hands and though I use 50 lb. dumbbells, my writing grip is from learning
to write with a technical pen in elementary school. A loose grip was the only
way to make the writing look smooth and I have a very loose grip on the pen when
I write. The barrel of my Kaweco Sport weighs 6 grams, while the cap and clip
weigh 7. The pen barrel is too short for me to use without the cap, but the cap
throws the center of gravity out to the web of my hand. My pen only touches the
web of my hand when writing is paused. For long writing sessions, I want the
center of gravity near my middle finger.
The line weight is only slightly thicker than the Tachikawa Linemarker A.T
Sketch Pen in 0.3 mm (my current favorite Jet Pen), but the Tachikawa’s
cartridges are only available in black.
If your grip is enough different from mine that the balance doesn't bother you,
then this is the pen for you. This is an otherwise excellent pen.
If you like this pen or not will depend on how hard you press when you write. I
find this pen overly stiff and difficult to write with if I use my normal
writing style, but I have a very "light hand". The ink flow and writing look
much better when I press much harder then I prefer. The description here is
"Super Fine" and the package is marked "Extra Fine", and I am judging the line
weight to be .5mm.
If you have a "heavy hand" and have broken .5mm pencil leads, this may be the
pen for you. If you have a light hand like me, and have never broken even a
.3mm "B" pencil lead and find that .25mm (000) technical pens write very
smoothly, then don't bother with this pen.