New addition: Kaweco Sport Classic Fountain Pen

One of the best gifts I received this holiday season was this little fountain pen — Kaweco Sport Classic. It isn’t the prettiest looking pen, but it more or less makes up for what it lacks in good looks with abilities and convenience. It quietly sits in my jeans pocket, unnoticed until when its services are required. The nib on the pen is simply luscious and a joy to write with. The fine nib on the pen is smooth and buttery. The pen is so light that even after writing furiously for say about thirty-to-fourth minutes your hands don’t tire out.

Couple of points of caution: it is not for people with big hands. I am using the ink cartridges that came with Kaweco and when writing really fast I find that the pen’s ink flow doesn’t keep up with me — but that is not often, so I don’t mind. It is a great addition to my slowly expanding fountain pen collection.



  1. TrevorML says:

    January 2nd, 2014 at 3:28 pm Reply

    You ought to try the Nakaya Piccolo “cigar” model… I have 2 in the kuro-tamenuri iris hi finish… they are a bit bigger than the Sport but does share the absolutely simple clean aesthetic of the Sport… only downer is the huge price difference but for a completely handmade fountain pen they can not be beaten… oh and the nibs…? just beautiful!

  2. eideard says:

    December 31st, 2013 at 5:00 am Reply

    Great function is always the core of great design. Always worth applauding.

  3. Tris Hussey (@trishussey) says:

    December 30th, 2013 at 8:19 pm Reply

    I have one as well (blue), I found the nib took some breaking in actually. Now the real question is Om, have you tried the Namiki vanishing point pen?

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 31st, 2013 at 9:36 am Reply


      I have not and don’t like the feel and look of it. Currently considering the new Namiki Falcon :)

  4. M. R. says:

    December 30th, 2013 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Cool! – someone who loves to write with your actual INK! I have the fountain pen my husband gave me more years ago than I can recall; but the ink dries out constantly. Seriously thinking of finding somewhere to see about getting that fixed …

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 31st, 2013 at 9:36 am Reply

      You might just need to wash the pen and get better quality and newer ink.

  5. Nikohl Vandel says:

    December 30th, 2013 at 6:10 pm Reply

    it just made me curious what you would spend 30 to 40 minutes writing long hand …

    1. Om Malik says:

      December 31st, 2013 at 9:37 am Reply

      Notes I make after conversations that sort of last for an hour or so. Good way to synthesize everything

  6. Pilar Guerrero says:

    December 30th, 2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    This post is a joy!
    Being a pen lover all my life, you have no idea how happy I feel just to see the pictures :)
    Fountain pens are expensive here in Chile, but I may consider to sart thinking about a collection, why not?
    Happy new year and thank you for blogging this kind of things :D

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