My fountain pen story began back in April 2013. I had stumbled upon the Pen Addict podcast. I listened to episode after episode of Brad and Myke talking about micro gel tipped pens and fountain pens. I remembered thinking to myself: why would anyone want to use fountain pens? My only experience with fountain pens was the mandatory penmanship class I had to take during secondary school. I think this penmanship class was imposed on a certain generation of students and I was one of them. I remembered scratchy nibs and horrible writing experiences during those penmanship classes. However I am one who loves hanging out at stationery sections, so I got myself a Pilot Petit1 to give it a go. That didn’t turn out well for me. I gave it away and purchased a Platinum Preppy not long after. I couldn’t stand the nib feedback of the Preppy and I gave that away. Then third time’s the charm, I purchased a Kaweco ICE Sport (reviewed here) and I was hooked. At first I found it hard to incorporate these analog tools into an inceasingly digital lifestyle. I switched from using an app on my iPhone to a notebook and […]
I’m getting sleepy as it is night here, but I’ll just show a fountain pen at random (probably a new category for me to open up! I’m using a hashtag called #pendelight and it will be showcasing a random pen that I have spotted and want to share with you all about. Look at the Kaweco AL-Sport stonewashed black design! The AL stands for aluminium which is the material of the pen. Clearly it is slightly heavier than the plastic Kawecos, but it’s not a big deal! Doesn’t it look nice lying in a bunch of Kaweco stickers?! It also lives up to its name being “stonewashed” due to the weathered look, and the cold touch! I love the button on the caps of Kaweco pens so I took a picture of this pen’s button too: Voila. What a pretty pen! If you’re thinking of getting it, it’s not difficult as you can find it in a variety of places. There are the blue ones which also look really nice too! You can read up about my review of the Kaweco Skyline (not classic) Mint fountain pen. I hope this pen writes as nicely as how it should look! What is your […]
By the generous sponsorship of Frank from Fontoplumo, I received this cute little Kaweco Skyline Sport fountain pen! One can never have too many Kaweco Sport fountain pens, I think, and I had been trying to decide between the original Classic Sport in Bordeaux or in white… In case you haven’t heard, I’ve already reviewed the Kaweco Classic Sport some time ago, and although my picture shows many Sports together, I effectively only owned one of them – the clear version. The Bordeaux would have been a rich addition to my Kaweco collection, and the white a very elegant looking one. But who would have expected that I would have a chance to get a MINT coloured Kaweco?! 😀 Mint is not a common colour for fountain pens, and this is definitely my very first mint-coloured pen. Nice idea, Kaweco! Besides the colour, there are a couple of differences between this Kaweco Skyline and the good old Kaweco Classic range. With the Skyline, Kaweco has brought to its range a new version of the Classic Sport, in which the golden coloured parts have all been changed to silver! For those who dislike gold, this can be a very welcoming change indeed and […]
Some time last year, via the kindness of Goldspot Pens who gave me a discount based on the fact that I am a fountain pen blogger/reviewer, I bought a bunch of pens. That included the Kaweco Sport and some Sheaffers (which I will review later). The Sport comes in a nice black box with some brown swirly motifs, making it look elegant for an inexpensive pen. I bought a bunch of Sports to try out and to pass on to friends, because they are adorable little pens! My friends were excitedly messaging me, “I want the Bordeaux!”, “I want the blue… no, the white! Aargh I want everything!” So, after they have finally made their decisions, I ended up pretty much getting one of each colour, and a transparent one with a fine nib to keep for myself. And so this kind of started my interest in mini-sized fountain pens! These pens measure just about 10.5cm capped and 13.5cm posted. That means it’s a real pocket-sized pen that transforms into a nice length for holding when using it posted. After the Kaweco episode, I started getting on the hunt for mini-sized pens; the smaller they are, the greater […]
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