The Kaweco Classic Sport was one of the first fountain pens I bought many moons ago when rekindling my love of stationery and was actually my first fountain pen review here at The Finer Point. The Kaweco Sport appealed to me due to its low price and pocket size. I didn’t particularly have a requirement for a small fountain pen but it was novel and something I hadn’t seen before. I bought the blue Kaweco Classic Sport with an EF nib and since then I have found my Kaweco Sport collection has grown quite a bit.
This isn’t anything particularly surprising. Many stationery or fountain pen enthusiasts have multiples of the same item. If a brand releases a special edition, a new colour or the user requires several different nib sizes then it is common to have multiples of the same pen. I just never expected mine to the Kaweco Sport range.
I have the following fountain pens in my collection:
- Kaweco Classic Sport in Blue with an EF nib
- Kaweco ART Sport with an EF nib
- Kaweco Skyline in Mint - one B nib and one EF nib
- Kaweco AL Sport in grey with a F nib
This isn’t the biggest collection in the world by some standards, however owning multiples of the same pen, with the same nib does seem a bit crazy. Ultimately I am attracted by the shiny new colours and end up buying another version. For example there is now a purple, pink, white and a red version of the Kaweco Sport and I have an itch to grab these and add them to my collection. These new colours have been released in quick succession, perhaps Kaweco are copying Lamys strategy and hoping these additional colour options will generate more buzz and give this range of pens a boost.
The different barrel materials can be justified and I was very surprised by how different the AL Sport felt in comparison to my other Kaweco Sport fountain pens. In fact this may be my favourite version. On a side note Fontoplumo recently shared on their Instagram page a light blue AL Sport which I will have to have. It’s just too gorgeous not to include it in my collection.
There are of course cost implications to owning multiples of the same fountain pen. Kaweco Sport pens can be categorised as affordable ranging from £18-£95. I have acquired my Kaweco Sports over a number of years. As these releases are not limited editions but part of the basic Kaweco line-up I have not rushed into buying any of these fountain pens but rather acquired them over a period of time. I still don't own an AC Sport, Ice or Brass models but they are included on the list.
My love of Kawecos is fine by me, I could have a worse fountain pen addiction. The small size of these pens, the well performing nibs and the gorgeous colours that Kaweco have released all contributed to my love of these pens. I will more than likely continue to acquire additional Kaweco fountain pens and perhaps expand the different nibs I have, but what is certain is that these fountain pens will be a staple in my stationery addiction.
Jet Pens did a great Kaweco Classic Sport run down which can be found here, be sure to check it out.
Do you have multiples of the same fountain pens and if so what is your weakness?