kaweco special al fountain pen capped
kaweco special al fountain pen uncappedThis Kaweco ‘Special’ fountain pen pays homage to one of Kaweco’s models from the 1940s, now available in a matt black aluminum finish for a fresh updated aesthetic. The back of the pen is threaded allowing the cap to be securely posted.

The Kaweco Special AL is a long, thin fountain pen measuring 142mm when capped, 168mm when posted, and has a diameter of 10mm. Those dimensions combined with a clipless cap give the Special a very sleek profile. The steel nib is available in five sizes ranging from EF to BB and is fed from a cartridge/converter filling system.

The Kaweco Special AL fountain pen is currently available for $118.

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  • http://manoeuver.blogspot.com/ Tim Hofmann

    That looks pretty freaking cool!

  • GTown_Dave

    This is a fun looking pen, although I fear I’d find it too thin for comfortable writing. I dig the retro/vintage packaging, as well.

  • Kai S

    It reminds me of Caran d’Ache Ecridor and Rotring 600.
    The price could be a bit lower though.

  • GemmaSeymour

    I just saw this for the first time today, and I think that’s a pen for me. Now, the only question is whether or not I can find a ink that will not corrode the barrel and gunk up the works if I convert it to eyedropper. My preferred inks are Mrs. Stewart’s Laundry Bluing and Noodler’s Bad Blue Heron. The laundry bluing is really just a vintage Prussian Blue ink recipe, with ferric ferrocyanide pigment dissolved in a weak solution of oxalic acid, so it probably won’t work. I know Noodler’s has touted the ability of at least some of their inks to not corrode aluminium foil, though.

    I’d like to see this pen in a hard-anodized finish like Calphalon cookware. That would be pretty sweet!

    I often use a Hunt 513EF nib in a regular plastic Hunt penholder, so this seems like it would fit me well.