Review by Laura Cameron
I will admit that over the years I sort of overlooked the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen because of aesthetics. I love my Liliput, but somehow I never got into the Kaweco Sport. However, with the release of the new Frosted Collection, I decided to give them a try. I went ahead and ordered a Kaweco Frosted Sport Blush Pithaya Fountain Pen (€19.63, approx. $22.04 before shipping) to play with.
The Frosted Sport collection is the latest crop of colors to come to the same great Sport line. In addition to Blush Pithaya, the collection includes Sweet Banana, Fine Lime, Natural Coconut and Soft Mandarin. It was so hard to choose a color because I kind of love them all!
The Sport is a lightweight, plastic/resin-bodied fountain pen that is a perfect pocket pen. The pen is lightweight (approximately 10g when loaded with a cartridge). Capped, the pen is a short 4 1/8″/10.5cm long and uncapped that length doesn’t change much. The cap is postable, and it is more comfortable for many people to write at that length, 5 1/4″/13cm.
I went ahead and photographed the Sport with my other pocket pens – the aforementioned Liliput and the Franklin Christoph Pocket 45 model.
One thing I especially like about the Sport is that the octagonal faceted cap design means that the pen doesn’t roll away from me! There’s also an option to add a clip which makes it easy to attach to a shirt pocket or a notebook.
One thing I enjoyed when playing with this Sport in particular is that I got a broad nib. I’m usually a fine girl, and occasionally I stray to a medium, but this is my first broad. It lays down a bit more ink than I usually like, but the nib itself writes beautifully and it was fun to try something different. (As a note: Kaweco has it’s own branded nibs that are manufactured by both Bock and Jowo.)
Overall, I would say that the Kaweco Sport is a fun little pen that’s perfect for pocket or purse use, and that makes a great starter pen for someone new to the hobby. Even a few years in, I’m still finding things I’ve overlooked!
- Papers: Ghost Paper Notebook ($25)
- Pen: Kaweco Frosted Sport Blush Pithaya Fountain Pen (€19.63, approx. $22.04 before shipping)
- Inks: Kaweco Ink Cartridges in Palm Green (6-pack for $3.00)
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