Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen

$ 28.50
PRODUCT DETAILS

The Kaweco Classic Sport pen is based on the 1935 model but has been updated to work with the modern international ink cartridge refill system. It also features a 24 Karat gold plated steel nib with iridium fine tip. The housing is in resin (Makrolon) and is available in white or black 1930's guilloche. The black guilloche is a limited production special finish comprised of very fine details mechanically engraved onto the pen housing.

Please note that all our fountain pens come fitted with a medium (M) size nib.

Made in Germany.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length 10.5 cm (13 cm with cap in writing position). Replacement international ink cartridges in an assortment of colours are 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 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.

WHY WE LOVE THIS


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 fused and the “KA WE CO” brand was born. By the mid-1930s, a sport model of fountain pen was developed - Kaweco Sport Pen; it was based on an idea developed in 1910 to make a pen for ladies, officers and sports personnel.

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