Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kaweco Ice Sport

 by Tony Thomas

The Kaweco Ice Sport is a bit overpriced (about $27).

That said, it is a handy little fountain pen.

Don't let its small size fool you.  It writes great and feels pretty good in the hand when capped.

I wish there was a decent converter for it (there isn't) and that the optional clip was included in the price.  With the clip, it costs $30 or more and that is about the price of a Lamy Safari or two Pilot Metropolitans!  Kaweco should really consider lowering the price to less than $20 with clip.

I generally use cartridges in this pen, although  I also use it as an eyedropper by putting a bit of silicone grease on the threads.  Do this with caution as the threads on the pen are fairly coarse and leaking is possible (although I have never had this problem).

The Kaweco Ice Sport comes in six colors and five nib sizes, so take your pick.

For a tiny pen, it doesn't get much better than this!

Not exactly a fine point, more like a medium.

1 comment:

  1. Great knockabout pocket pens, but overpriced as you say (selling the clips separately is just insulting). I don't enjoy the feel of the cap facets against my hand, but with small hands I don't need to post this pen to use it. Really like those facets looks and anti-roll properites though. I syringe-fill carts on several pens, but there really should be a decent converter for the Sport. Hey, that's a business opportunity for someone, eh?