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    Default A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    A few Kaweco Sports. No rhyme or reason to my choices - I just like them.
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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    Is the 3rd in from the left the new metallic berry/purple one?

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtstretch View Post
    Is the 3rd in from the left the new metallic berry/purple one?
    Yes it is. Purple is a real wotsit to photograph correctly - I'd say the pic is very slightly more ruby-toned than reality. It's a really lovely colour, with a nice metallic sheen and glossy finish.

    The 2nd from the left is the Cognac. It's very similar to the Cognac Pelikan.

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    May I join?



    Someday I'll get the metal bodies.

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    I like the cognac and the berry color, but since I bought an amethyst ArtSport, I think I will hold off on the violet and purple ones.
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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    I am similar to Migo. Beside the Art Sport set I have 3 or 4 more. I do not understand why I keep doing this. The nibs are a bit inconsistent in wetness and a fine or EF are not always the same nib to nib. Handy for work, I do not worry about keeping the regular ones in pristine condition. An odd little pen and an odd reaction to my purchasing. I have not fallen for the stonewashed trick (yet).
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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by sharmon202 View Post
    I am similar to Migo. Beside the Art Sport set I have 3 or 4 more. I do not understand why I keep doing this. The nibs are a bit inconsistent in wetness and a fine or EF are not always the same nib to nib. Handy for work, I do not worry about keeping the regular ones in pristine condition. An odd little pen and an odd reaction to my purchasing. I have not fallen for the stonewashed trick (yet).
    Same here, when I first saw these pens, I thought, who would buy those awkward-looking pen. But after holding it in my hand, I started to think about them more. Even in plastic, the pen is strangely reassuring when used. I would have bought the stonewashed version if it were not for my meager beginner "budget"

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    What a nice collection of Sports.
    The Cognac & metallic purpleberry are alternate twins to your Pelikans M200s.
    Is the stub on the silver AL, Mr Murfie's work or a factory job ?

    You may need to add a Brass to the collection. It could feel too heavy but I find you soon get used to the weight.

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    I don't know what model/finish the one on the very left is (in the first photo), but that one certainly catches my eye.

    For those of you that have bought these repeatedly: how is the QC on the nibs? If I were to pop for one of these cute little pens, am I reasonably assured of good writing from the start, or am I going to have to screw around with it?
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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    I don't know what model/finish the one on the very left is (in the first photo), but that one certainly catches my eye.

    For those of you that have bought these repeatedly: how is the QC on the nibs? If I were to pop for one of these cute little pens, am I reasonably assured of good writing from the start, or am I going to have to screw around with it?
    Hope Migo does not mind if I answer this. The pen on the left is the Art Sport Amber. Not an official part of the set, they only made a few, do not know how many.
    As to QC, in my experience all tines have been aligned enough. The inconsistency has been an F is different between pens, EF also. I have a B & M but have not written with them so I cannot say there. What I can say is I like these pens. Some do not like the "converters available but I change ink often so I do not want a long lasting amount of ink in my pens, generally. Most are inexpensive enough to think about trying one.
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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    I don't know what model/finish the one on the very left is (in the first photo), but that one certainly catches my eye.

    For those of you that have bought these repeatedly: how is the QC on the nibs? If I were to pop for one of these cute little pens, am I reasonably assured of good writing from the start, or am I going to have to screw around with it?
    I'm no expert, but in my experience the QC on the nibs is on par with the Lamy Safari or TWSBI, except that Kaweco Sport nibs are much easier to adjust, if necessary. I've seen a few nibs that have been dry writers out of the box, but that was easily fixed.
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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    I agree with Laura. I own five Kawecos and they all wrote well out of the box.

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    I don't know what model/finish the one on the very left is (in the first photo), but that one certainly catches my eye.

    For those of you that have bought these repeatedly: how is the QC on the nibs? If I were to pop for one of these cute little pens, am I reasonably assured of good writing from the start, or am I going to have to screw around with it?
    As Sandy said, the one on the far left is the Amber Art Sport - they're hard to find.

    Re nibs, none of mine have been dry writers. The 1.5 on the AL Raw is positively wet. One or two have need slight adjustments (smoothing) for scratchiness but very minor tweaks that took seconds. Nothing of concern considering most models are usually low cost (but not low value-for-money) pens. I'm tempted to put a gold nib on the Amber - I'm keeping an eye on German eBay as bargains occasionally pop up.

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    A vintage set, in the original box (and pouch):


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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    That vintage Kaweco is actually a piston filler, isn't it? How cool!
    Unlike our modern ones with fake "knob" at the end of the barrel.

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    Yes, it is.
    It is a wonderful pen.


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    Beautiful set! I am envious!

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    I see that Goulet is expecting the new purple version.
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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    The stub 1.1 nib that I have on my Kaweco lays down a *lot* of ink.
    Yet I can write just fine with a short cartridge. I wonder how did they design the feed to be able to keep up.

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    Default Re: A small collection of small Kaweco Sports

    I have the Amber ArtSport as well. I feel in love with it the first time I saw it on line, and it took a great deal of searching to actually find one - they were only manufactured for a rather short period of time. Mine came with the gold plated nib, and looks and writes great. The only downside is that the pocket clips tend to slide off the much higher grade plastic used for it, so I'm leery about taking it anywhere in my pocket. I have the Brass Sport as well, and while it's a bit heavy, it writes nicely and looks great, although the steel color nib is slightly disconcerting.

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