Kaweco Classic Sport Clutch Pencil
The Kaweco Classic Sport series is based on the original 1935 design with very few changes made since that time. The Classic Sport clutch pencil follows the same over all design cues and construction. The housing is constructed from heavy-duty resin (Makrolon) and is available in either white or black with a 1930's guilloche pattern. The black guilloche is a limited edition colour featuring very fine engraved details in the pencil housing. Each pencil ships with a 3.2 mm graphite lead.
Made in Germany.
Length: 10.5cm / 4.125"
Each pencil comes with one 3.2mm lead. Replacements leads available through our store.
Guilloché is a decorative engraving technique in which a very precise intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically engraved into an underlying material with fine detail. Specifically, it involves a technique of engine turning, called guilloché in French after the French engineer “Guillot”, who invented a machine that could" scratch fine patterns and designs on metallic surfaces”. The machine improved upon the more time-consuming practice of making similar designs by hand, allowing for greater delicacy, precision, and closeness of the line, as well as greater speed. Guilloché was a widely used techinique and motif during the art deco period. It is also often used in the printing and production of currency notes and government documents.
In 1883, Heidelberger Federhalterfabrik was founded and began producing wooden dip pens and gold-nibbed fountain pens. What would soon after become known as Koch, Weber & Co. was one of the most important German manufacturers of pens and accessories at the time. They created the first truly leak-proof 'security filler' in Germany and were awarded war contracts as their products were deemed both superior and essential for soldiers and civilians alike. In the 1930's the brands and models of Kaweco and Aurumia merged and the “KA WE CO” brand was born. By the mid-1930s, a sport model of fountain pen was developed; it was based on an idea developed in 1910 to make a pen for ladies, officers and sports personnel.