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    Default Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    Just posted some thoughts on the Kaweco DIa 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_9rXDCROok

    In a recent video with Joest Appelboom, the Kaweco CEO called the Dia 2 his most underrated pen, so I decided to check one out myself.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    I've considered buying a Dia 2, but haven't --- yet. I'll have to correct that.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    Good review. I bought one based on Ray-VIgo's thread roughly a year ago. I liked it so much I bought the amber LE version I had been eyeing for sometime.

    It's very well constructed and I like the heft. It seems to be built like a tank. For under $100 it's hard to go wrong with one.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    I liked it when I wrote with it and reviewed it for Kaweco. Actually, I regret sending it back to them rather than buying it afterwards.
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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlohaPens View Post
    Just posted some thoughts on the Kaweco DIa 2: https://royal-game-of-ur.com/

    In a recent video with Joest Appelboom, the Kaweco CEO called the Dia 2 his most underrated pen, so I decided to check one out myself.

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    yet. I'll have to correct that.
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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    I've had a Dia2 for a number of years, and it's stayed filled the whole time. The one thing that I don't like is the dinky nib. But you can buy a larger Bock nib that fits in the pen for about $25. Worth the money IMO.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    Funny that this thread came back up, and I pulled out a Dia II for rotation a week or so ago.

    The Bock 076 nib is a "wide shouldered" #5 that swaps directly for the dinky 060 Ron mentioned. I actually emailed Kaweco with "hey, you know this better looking nib fits, right?", and got an answer and request for pics. We'll see if anything ever comes of that.

    While I was poking around Bock's site, I noticed the 180 is the same length as the 076 - but without the wider shoulders. I ordered a few and they should be here in the next week or so (hopefully). Tracking says they're departing the UK as I type this. I'll post some comparison pics when they get here.

    References on Bock's site:

    Bock 060 (the standard Kaweco nib)
    Bock 076 ("upgrade" I've been using)
    Bock 180 (most common #5 Bock nib).

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    Now you're all making me want a Dia 2 even more than I did after I made the mistake of not accepting Kaweco's offer of buying it after reviewing it. That marbled amber one looks so very tempting especially just after I sold my beautiful Stipula Etruria.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Now you're all making me want a Dia 2 even more than I did after I made the mistake of not accepting Kaweco's offer of buying it after reviewing it. That marbled amber one looks so very tempting especially just after I sold my beautiful Stipula Etruria.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Z View Post
    I've had a Dia2 for a number of years, and it's stayed filled the whole time. The one thing that I don't like is the dinky nib. But you can buy a larger Bock nib that fits in the pen for about $25. Worth the money IMO.
    Is the factory feed up to the task, or should that be replaced as well? Should a replacement housing be purchased with the larger nib?

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    You get the whole nib unit and swap them out. Collars are the same size, but since the nib is longer, the feed is as well.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    What Ron said, just unscrew the old unit and screw in the new. They’re sold complete (nib, feed and sleeve), hence the “triple” moniker.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    NGL, I have this pen on my list now, along with the matching rollerball.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    The Amber one? Prices are good on them now. Snatch one up.

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    For what it's worth to the thread, I ended up back with the little 060, albeit 14k. I like it best.

    For now anyway... ; )

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    Dia 2 is cool, the most underrated Kaweco is the Student.

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    Default Re: Kaweco Dia 2 - Kaweco's most underrated pen?

    I’ve been looking at both the Kaweco Dia2 and the Original 250. Seems that the 250 would solve the problem of Dia2’s small nib. The 250 is also made of aluminum as opposed to the Dia2’s plastic construction. However, in photos the Dia2 is better looking—IMO. Any opinions on virtues of Dia2 vs Original 250?

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