Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen Review

One of the most unique pens available is the Kaweco Sport fountain pen. The Kaweco pen is made from Germany and is compact making it easy to carry in your pocket.  Since it is small, you’ll find that you want to post the pen when writing unless you have really small hands. The Kaweco Sport fountain pen is not one of the expensive pens out there.  Currently you can get one for under $30.

art of fountain pens kaweco sport

The body has a unique design that is made of sturdy plastic and feels comfortable in your hands.  The design also keeps the pen from rolling around on your desk when capped. It comes with a gold plated stainless steel nib and uses a standard international mini ink cartridge which was included with my pen.  The mini ink cartridge is small so it only holds a small amount of ink.  I may convert this pen to an eyedropper once the initial cartridge runs out.  The cap is the screw on type which is nice to protect your pocket.

art of fountain pens kaweco sport

art of fountain pens kaweco sport

Given that the Kaweco Sport is not one of the luxury pens out there, I wouldn’t expect it to perform like one but my initial experience with it isn’t great. Maybe I need to break it in a bit more but currently it is a bit frustrating to use. The pen doesn’t start right away and needs a little more pressure than any of the my other fountain pens. I got the fine nib on my blue pen and the ink doesn’t seem to flow smoothly even after cleaning the pen.  Skipping is also an issue even after several days of continuous writing.

With my current Kaweco Sport fountain pen, my review is that it is not one of the best fountain pens out there.  Maybe I got a bad one or maybe it needs more time to break in. The price, design, portability, and good reviews is why I bought this one although it may be my last purchase.