Check out the Kaweco Collector’s Edition Liliput fountain pen review with one of your favorite Pen Chalet guest reviewers, Melyssa! She’s going to give this tiny pen design a good look and test it out with some of her favorite inks (and a newer ink we think will be a new favorite in her collection).
The Reviewer: Guest Reviewer, Melyssa
Today’s pen review is brought to you by Pen Chalet, but the actual review was conducted by one of our guest reviewers, Melyssa. You may know her on social media as @mel.naujoks. Melyssa is an artist who loves art journaling and adores using beautiful fountain pens and inks in her creations (and purple…she adores purple). Let’s see what she had to say about the Kaweco Liliput Collector’s Edition fountain pen!
The following review is in the words of our guest reviewer, Melyssa.
The Pen: Kaweco Liliput Collector’s Edition Fountain Pen
Today we are talking about the Kaweco Collector’s Edition Liliput fountain pen (in Green) that was kindly supplied by @penchalet for review. A little about the pen before we get started it’s made of aluminum, has a screw cap, stainless steel nib, and can be posted. It comes in a metal Kaweco box and is part of the Kaweco Collector’s Editions. But other models in different materials and colors are also available.
Kaweco’s OTHER Pocket Pen Design: Not the Kaweco Sport
The pen itself is very tiny weighing only 0.30 oz or 8.79g making it lighter than the Kaweco sport at 0.33 oz or 9g. It’s also smaller than the Sport model and is much slimmer. The cap screws securely on the back extending it to the standard length of a full-size pen. But even then the pen is still quite small and shorter than a posted Kaweco sport. It says Kaweco on the top of the cap and Kaweco collection on the side.
The Kaweco Liliput Filling System: How Do You Ink the Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen?
The Kaweco Liliput only takes ink cartridges. While the pen is compatible with the standard international size ink cartridge, it’s also a very small pen design, so you’ll need to opt for the short cartridges rather than the long.
Does the Kaweco Liliput Have a Pen Clip?
The Kaweco Liliput fountain pen doesn’t have an attached clip, but you can buy a Kaweco Liliput clip separately that slips on. However, I’ve found on the aluminum body, it’s not all that secure and can sometimes slip off.
The Kaweco Liliput Collector’s Edition Fountain Pen Nib:
The nib is very smooth and perfect for writing and sketching. It can be easily swapped with different size nibs. Kaweco Liliput fountain pens are fitted with a stainless steel #5 fountain pen nib – and it’s a nib that many, many writing enthusiasts love.
A General Love of Kaweco Pens:
I will say I’m quite biased when it comes to Kaweco because I do love their pens. The Sport and Liliput have become some of my favorite daily writers, so much so that they replaced my coveted Twsbi eco.
Kaweco Liliput Collector’s Edition Fountain Pen Review: What to Love
But for me the Liliput is perfection. It’s small and lightweight and won’t bulk up a notebook if you attach it (just don’t lose it!) I can slip it into the pocket of my traveler’s notebook with no issues. I’m also not afraid of it breaking the way I’m afraid of breaking the plastic Sport pens. It feels far more sturdy even with it being so lightweight.
Kaweco Liliput Collector’s Edition Fountain Pen Review: The Only Issues
For me, the only issue I have with this pen is I can’t use a converter. Yes, you can use cartridges and refill them. However, I’m a little lazy and just prefer converters. But it’s not a big issue and won’t stop me from using the pen.
Advantages of the Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen Design:
The size is where this pen excels for me. I love the size of the Liliput. I love that the cap screws to post so I’m not afraid of it rolling away and I adore that it’s tiny and portable. That being said, I have small hands, so if you have larger hands, this might be an issue for you instead of an advantage.
The Color: Kaweco Collector’s Edition Fountain Pen 2022
As far as color goes, I enjoy the green. It’s definitely a perfect summer color and if you like bright pens it might be just right for you.
The Conclusion: Kaweco Collector’s Edition Fountain Pen Review
All in all I really enjoy this pen. I think it’s worth taking a look at if you want a portable pocket pen.