aweco is a time-honored name in the writing instruments industry. The original Kaweco company went out of business in 1980. After many years of silence, the Kaweco brand was relaunched in 1994 by Michael Gutberlet.
The design of the Sport series is as fresh and elegant today as it was when the pens first came out in the 1930ies. The Brass Sport fountain pen is manufactured from solid brass with a raw finish. With everyday use, a nice patina will develop, giving the pen a unique look and feel. This model makes the perfect addition to my other Kawecos, the Brass Sport ballpoint pen and the Sketch Up 5.6 clutch pencil. They all share the same characteristic octagonal profile, just as recognizable as a Volkswagen Beetle or a Coca-Cola bottle. The traditional chrome Kaweco logo on top of the cap adds a nice touch.
When capped, the pen measures 108 millimeters long and, when posted, the pen extends to 128 millimeters, a comfortable length for writing. The cap comes with a black plastic insert to avoid scratching the barrel when posting the pen. Weighing in at substantial 40 grams, the Brass Sport fountain pen is a great choice for people like me who prefer a weighty pen. I went for the medium nib, which has a smooth and consistent ink flow and suits my handwriting best.
The Brass Sport fountain pen is a reliable writing instrument for daily use. It accepts standard international cartridges. One blue ink cartridge is included. If you prefer bottled ink you can buy a mini converter.
The pen was sent to me by Marzena Gutberlet at mostwanted-pens.com for the purposes of this review. I was not paid to write the review.
- Material: Brass
- Length (Capped): 108 mm | 4.25″
- Length (Uncapped): 100 mm | 3.94″
- Length (Posted): 128 mm | 5.04″
- Diameter (Barrel): 11 mm | 0.43″
- Diameter (Cap): 13 mm | 0.51″
- Weight: 40 g | 1.41 oz
- Country of origin: Germany