June 13, 2013
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.
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