Fountain Pens are my latest stationery obsession. I’ve only been using them for a few years, but for someone like me who is obsessed with pens, I don’t really know why it took me so long to get one. I picked up a few of the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen with Extra Fine & Fine Nib’s a while ago. They are very trendy you have probably seen them on someone’s very aesthetically stylish Instagram feed. I had been seeing them for the longest time but held off on getting one. I mean I thought they were cute, but I have what I consider fairly large hands and they just looked like they would be far too small for me to be able to use comfortably. But I was browsing through Wonder Pens down on College Street, pre-pandemic, and decided to pick up a few to test out.
Now I picked up the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen with Extra Fine in Frost Coconut and the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen with Fine Nib in Macchiato. These pens are a staple of the Kaweco brand and are finished with silver accents as opposed to the normal gold finish you usually find on a Kaweco pen. Do not adjust your screens, the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen with Extra Fine & Fine Nib is just as small as they appear in the picture. This a compact fountain pen and when it is closed I can conceal it in my closed hand.
As you can see from the picture above, the pen can be disassembled. The pen consists of three parts. The tip, which contains the nib and screws into the body of the pen. It also contains the cap, which when in use, can be attached to the body of the pen, making that much longer. The pens are also sold with a blue ink cartridge, and you can also buy an ink converter to use bottled ink if that is what you prefer.
In the picture above I am demonstrating how to fill an ink converter. Simply attach the ink converter to the pen tip and then dip the pen tip into the ink and pull up on the tip of the ink converter. The ink gets sucked right up into the converter, it’s pretty easy to do, but it can get messy so I would put down some paper towels when doing it.
Here I did the pen test with both pen nibs. The Red Ink is the Extra Fine Nib, and the Blue Black ink is the Fine Nib. There is little that actually allows you to differentiate between pen nib sizes, and both pretty much write the same. As I mainly use these in my planner, I prefer the Extra Fine nib, but I can certainly get away with using the Fine nib. The red ink is a liquid ink in the converter and the blue ink is a cartridge.
Above you can see the pen assembled with the converter, before being filled with ink. The only thing left to do is to screw on the body portion of the pen.
I do like the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen with Extra Fine & Fine Nib as a Fountain Pen to grab and use on the go. The overall pen writes very well and the ink flows very smoothly. It is just too small for my hand for me to use it for prolonged periods of writing. So for that reason, this is not a fountain pen I reach for that often, but I do keep at least on stashed in my purse as a just in case. If you want to grab one for yourself, you can order it from Wonder Pens where the Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen with Extra Fine & Fine Nib retails for $33.25 CAD.
Until next time,