About This Product
Kaweco's AL Sport combines the modern, practical design of the Sport Classic with the weight and texture of anodized aluminum. The hexagonal cap keeps your pen from rolling off the table when in use and screws on to the body to prevent leaks in your pocket. With the cap posted on the back for writing, the AL Sport is balanced and long enough (5.2") to hold comfortably. With the cap on, it only measures 4.1", so it'll fit in almost any pouch, pocket, or bag.
Each Kaweco Sport comes standard with a Kaweco Classic Steel Nib, a springy, consistent German nib that's easy to use and maintain. We have sold, serviced, and used Kaweco steel nibs ever since we first opened, and we recommend them heartily for everyday writing, correspondence, note-taking, and drawing.
But if you'd like to make this classic pen into a luxury item, we can install Kaweco's finest nib: the 14k Gold Bicolor Nib, elegantly handcrafted from white and yellow gold. These nibs are hand-ground and perfectly tuned by Kaweco's artisans in Germany, and their quality and feel are a world apart from standard steel. Softer, with more line variation and a much smoother feel, Kaweco gold nibs are a splurge you won't regret.
This listing is for the AL Sport in Vibrant Violet, a limited-edition color made in 2022. It comes packaged in a Kaweco gift tin, with a special-edition purple sleeve, an instruction pamphlet and a Kaweco sticker. One blue ink cartridge is included inside the body of the pen. All other accessories, including clips and converters, are sold separately.
Why Buy It Here?
When you choose St. Louis Art Supply for any fountain pen over $25, one of our expert technicians hand-checks and adjusts the nib, using high-powered magnification to ensure that the tines are perfectly aligned and there are no manufacturing defects. If necessary, we also use a superfine abrasive to remove any stray metal that can impact the smoothness of your nib. Finally, we clean the pen with our house pen cleaner and make sure that no fibers are stuck in the nib.
This intensive quality-control process offers you peace of mind that other retailers can't match. If you've ever bought a fountain pen from Amazon, you may have noticed that some reviews say it is smooth and others say it is scratchy. The reason is that they do not look at the pen before shipping it out. As a specialized shop with highly trained staff, we go the extra mile to provide a polished experience for every customer.
Look for our green "Tested OK" stamp on your packing slip. It's our way of letting you know that a real person checked your new pen and made sure it's perfect.
Kaweco has been making pens for more than a century, and they've had clever designers since the beginning. The original Kaweco Sport was one of the very first pocket pens in the world, and its distinctive octagonal design is known to pen lovers everywhere.
We've made Kaweco one of our essential pen brands because they offer both inexpensive, reliable pens for everyday use and luxurious, handmade pens for collectors and enthusiasts. From less than $20 to more than $200, Kaweco has an outstanding pen at every price point. And they're all made in Bavaria, Kaweco's ancestral home.
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