Kaweco are a German company originally established in 1883 and the Sport pen had been sold since 1934. The original company ceased production many years ago, but the name was purchased by an experienced and enthusiastic pen parts manufacturer called Michael Gutberlet. He has revived classic designs and turned Kaweco back into a respected and successful brand.
The nicely designed packaging isn't overly excessive for the size of the set and the box has a funky sliding lid which I like. To open, you pull a tab made of ribbon and a section slides to one side to reveal and open up the contents.
Here's the pen itself:
|10cm in length with cap on|
|13cm when posted|
This is what's included:
The nibs are very easy to change over as they just screw into the barrel and come with caps to protect them when not in use. There is no converter available to use bottled ink, but I am going to buy some Pelikan 4001 ink and have a blunt syringe that I will use to fill the short international standard cartridge that it takes.
|Left to right in width: 1.1, 1.5, 1.9 and 2.33 mm|
|Not Filofax paper|
|Looking again, the bleed-through isn't too bad|
I think this is a great set as a beginner and I feel I have everything I need to start learning calligraphy. If I had purchased this myself I would probably have gone for the black version as I wonder if the white will get stained by ink. The pen and additional nibs will be easy to transport and take with me on my course. I'm not sure that I would have spent this much on a set, but it's a good brand and I've read other positive reviews about it elsewhere:
Fountain Pen Network
The Pen Addict
Drawing with a Squirrel
Cult Pens also sent me the twist and out cartridge dispenser which holds 8 cartridges. I remember a friend at school having something similar in her pencil case and I always thought it was cool! I normally keep my cartridges in a drawer in a desk tidy, but this little dispenser is a neat way to always have some to hand.