Mini-Review: Kaweco Sage Fountain Pen (& Frosted Blush Pitaya)

We have reviewed the classic Kaweco Sport fountain pen many times but we continue to come back to it. It is a great gateway pen and its is inexpensive enough to live in your bag or on your desk at work. So, of course, you need more than one, right?

So, over the past few weeks, I’ve acquired TWO new models into my collection: the Smooth Sage ($29, EF nib) and the Frosted Blush Pitaya ($24.50, B nib).

The B nib in the Blush Pitaya in focus — look at that tipping!
The EF nib in the Sage in focus– so pointy!

I must confess that this is the first Kaweco Sport with a B nib and I am surprised  how much I am enjoying it. It  isn’t as broad and the BB I tested out years ago and preformed like a Sharpie marker.

Needless to say, my recommendation is that if you’ve never purchased a Kaweco Sport, what in the world are you waiting for? There are dozens of color options and you can even upgrade to the AL-Sport if you want a shiny, and more durable version. We like those too.

DISCLAIMER: The items included in this review were provided free of charge by JetPens for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. Great review, Ana!

    I do enjoy the broad nib, but it is a gateway nib to all things double broad and stub for the uninitiated.

    The Kaweco Sport’s double broad nib is truly a thing of beauty. The steel nibs may not be the same as the gold nib you tried, but they sure are a pleasure to use. I’ve even tried some inks that aren’t Iroshizuku in them (imagine that!) and found Kobe #38 Kitanosaka Night Blue (a sample — will buy a vat!) and Van Dieman’s European Honey Bee Eater Nape to be excellent pairings.



  2. Very timely review for me. I recently got a Kaweco Sport Frosted natural coconut, and a black clip for it. It was my way of almost having the $70 Black Crystal. It had the option to get it with a 1.1mm stub nib, so I did. I adore this particular Kaweco. It got me thinking about my past pen buying. I wish, early on, I’d chased Kaweco Sport special edition colors instead of Lamy Safari and Al-Star special editions. I could have had some gorgeous Art Sport pens. I recently bought the Galen collaboration in transparent sapphire, and the matching KWZ sapphire ink. It arrived quickly, and will wait to be a birthday gift in September. Sapphire is the September birthstone.

    I also ordered the special edition for Southeast Asia in Ocean blue, which I’m waiting on. And I admit I got the Goldspot collaboration in ultimate gray transparent. My wish list has the sage, lavendar, mellow blue, and Cult Pens special edition Apple Green.

    1. I’ve been hesitant to buy the Black Crystal edition as well because it’s so pricey. But congrats on amassing a nice collection. I’ll keep my eyes out for any special editions while I’m at the STL pen show this weekend.

  3. I bought a kaweco sport years ago when i was just starting to get into fountain pens and it had a terrible nib. Scratchy and would never start without a lot of effort despite trying multiple inks. I almost gave up on fountain pens! Your review makes me want to give them another chance

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