The AL Sport series can be called a real survivor having kept up with modern times via consequently combining the traditional, octagonal design of the Classic Sport fountain pen with modern materials and surface finishes. Each piece is produced from solid metal using a CNC machine before being polished and refined. The 'Raw', high gloss finish variant shows the aluminium material with a high gloss polished and natural finish which easily scratches, building it's own character over time. Despite the typical qualities of aluminium, the finishing product has a healthy weight and 'sympathetic surface feeling'. The AL Sport series comprises of: Anodised alluminum; RAW alluminum; Solid Brass and Stainless Steel.
- Tough, high quality metal barrel and cap
- Sturdy screw cap to barrel fixture
- Pocket size: with cap closed (10.5 cm), with cap posted (13.5 cm)
- Steel nib and iridium tip for standard ink cartridges
- Supplied with medium sized nib
- Supplied with 1 x ink cartridge
- Supplied with metal Kaweco gift box
Available in black, anthracite, raw, solid brass and stainless steel.
Pocket clip available in gilt (gold), silver.
NB: Other nib sizes available on request.
With roots dating as far back as 1883, the German based company Kaweco are committed to their work and writing instruments, remaining a recognisable brand despite a troublesome past.
In 1914, Kaweco receives the "Golden Prize" from the international fair in Leipzig and rises to the challenge of a increased demand for writing instruments during the First World War. Following the WW1, the company began to produce its own gold nibs to reduce their dependence on imported American components. The economic crisis of 1928 put the firm in jeopardy, and it declared bankruptcy in 1929. The same year, the company was taken over by 'Badischen Füllfederfabrik Worringen und Grube', becoming one of the first German manufacturers to employ injection moulding. With this new technology, the brands and models of the Kaweco and Aurumia are merged; the "KA WE CO" logo, is identified in the three-part circle marking, decorating the top of the pen or pen cap of almost every writing instrument to this day. During the following years, the copany began to produce piston filler fountain pens, and continued production a smaller scale throughout WW2. Kaweco ceased production in 1970, following the death of its director and decline under his widow and sons, but the name was resurrected in 1972, before again closing in 1981. In 1995 the firm H & M Gutberlet GmbH acquired the rights to the Kaweco name, and Kaweco fountain pens are once again being produced.
In contrast to normal ball-point pens, Kaweco offer heart curve mechanics that are particularly quiet in operation, a proprietary development, also used by other pen manufacturers. The many chemical regulations also force a continuous process of change and improvement.
Kaweco tools are handsome, timeless delights both in appearance and operation. Buy into the prominent brand that has fallen and rose time and time again with famed German engineering excellence.
Other colour variants available on request.