Kaweco 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 1930s. 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
Great review on a great site about a writing instrument I much belove. Photos are superb, page design very clean, like it. And the pen: I have to tell you Stephan, I’ve been living with a KaWeCo set in my whole life. The fountain pen has already gone in the decades and the original – very fine – leather sheath dissolved in time but I still keep and use the mechanical pencil inherited from my Father. I spent months with giving the Glory back and maintain this pencil, it took further months to obtain leads of appropriate diameter. This is how I met Gutberlet family when they were just making their first steps of re-establishing the brand. I’m happy about what they accomplished, this is one of the best revival stories. They started with modest but fair instruments, these days they fully restored if not exceeded the anchestors’ quality and look. Thank you for showing the brass Sports in this high quality manner.
Thank you very much for your kind words and for sharing the story about your father’s mechanical pencil!