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Kaweco Steel Sport Fountain Pen

Kaweco Steel Sport Fountain Pen

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Anyone tried bluing the steel on one of these sports?
MuttonChew
That is a brilliant Idea
The plastic version of this pen is barely with its price due to the nib, and these use the same nib, so caution to buyers.
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Those could be the symptoms of baby's bottom, which is something these nibs are known to suffer from. An internet search will yield results informing you how to detect and repair the problem.
camelface
Kaweco pens seem to frequently have some issues with so called baby's bottom on nibs. This is easily fixed. In my eyes on ~$30 pen this is not such a big deal since when they work, they work remarkably well and are reliable little workhorses. However on a $80+ pen, I agree this shouldn't be a thing but it still easily fixable.
you can get this cheape on goulet pen...is this price going to drop further?
Chuongy
I think you're looking at the AL (Aluminum) Sport model, not the STEEL Sport.
jodylud59
Thanks for clarifying!
It lists a 'converter' as included, however, there are no photos or description to support this. ???
jodylud59
To answer my own question now that I've received the pen. It does in fact come with a converter. This is a great price and I am very happy with it. :D
I have two Kawecos, one aluminum and one plastic. The only thing I would caution is that the converter holds a very small amount of ink, due to the compact nature of the pen design when capped. I turned the plastic one into an eyedropper with some silicon grease and it is a dream: holds tons of ink. This steel one will do fine as an eyedropper as well which is a big feature IMO. Plus you don't have to spend for the converter.
(I'm stuck with the small capacity converter on the aluminum one; can't eyedropper it.)
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I wonder, if you convert it to an eyedropper it may have issues with ink burping (as the ink will get warm)
Delta1
Metal pens are generally not advisable for eyedropper conversion as ink frequently reacts with metal and as you mentioned burping issues.
Nice enough pen, but surely overpriced for an old design which they keep tarting up with new finishes, just like the Lamy Safari. I would pay the asking price if it was a machined solid barrel rather than spun sheet metal. BTW, there are Kaweco squeeze and plunger converters available which fit all the sport style models. Again, they should be throwing in a couple of these inclusive in the price, and a bottle of ink!
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squawker
I don't have this pen, but have several of these in brass.
I actually don't see how they can form this shape, with flat faces and it's solidity, by using sheet metal. At least the brass ones seem like they're made from a solid billet of metal.
I would suspect the stainless is the same but, again, I don't have one in hand to know for sure.
squawker
Yes. For the small size, it feels like you're paying a premium for the brand. I have a sport in plastic that I like, but never quite use as much as other pens. As much as I want to get a machined metal pen of some kind to age, Kaweco never quite does it for me anyway.
Sells for slightly less on jetpens.com
Can you confirm that this pen actually comes with a converter? The pictures only show cartridges, and I'm not aware of any other Kaweco Sport that comes with (or even takes) a converter.
Kaweco pens are okay. own a couple plastic sports, that i mainly use for pocket carry. At $99.00, i'd say the only people buying this pen are either new to pen collecting and find something appealing . A $99.00 budget opens up a large list of pens that outclass this pen. You can find a Platinum 3776 for around 70 bucks on amazon which have the 14k gold plated nib.
Idk, if ask me its kind of a ripoff, but if you are a fan boy of this brand of have a fetish for metal then this would be a nice fit for you.
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Yes, this pen sounds perfect for you.
I think you would like it.
If you are bending a steel nib, you are pressing way too hard when you write. Fountain pens, when properly tuned and maintained, require almost no pressure on the paper at all. If you are trying to get line width variation out of this nib - it’s not made for that. This pen nib has what collectors call a steel nail: very stiff. Best of luck with your next pen!
Any thoughts on this pen?
I put in an order, but am sort of waffling. I have a couple of the brass sports, which I love, so really like the Sport series pens, but don't really need it.
I tried looking for pic of this pen after it has patinaed, but could find any.
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The Kaweco site states that it is stainless. https://www.kaweco-pen.com/en/series/steel-sport/ If it were steel, it would just rust, not patina.
I had mine for about a month now, still looks the same - gorgeous! The octagonal cap lends an extra machine feel with the material. Pictures do not show that easily.
MrSharkbait
Thanks. Great to know.
I wonder why this information about the stainless steel body is not in the product description here. It actually kept me from making a purchase, but now that I know it is stainless, I may go ahead and jump on it.