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Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Review

Product Review of the Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pens

The Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen is made from aluminum and comes in several different colors, black, blue, silver and a glossy raw aluminum. Recently Kaweco just added two new colors, stonewashed black and stonewashed blue. These colors are the same as the black and blue but have been tumbled to give the pens a worn look.

Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen review - cap closeupThe branding on the pen includes "Kaweco AL Sport Germany" engraved on the side of the cap. Atop the cap is a small chrome medallion with the Kaweco logo. Not too overpowering. I would have to say the engraving is more subtle on the silver colored pens and stands out more on the blue or the black colors.

The pen is made with a round barrel and a octagonal cap. I like the barrel shape because it keeps the pen from rolling off the desk since the pen does not come with a clip. You can add an optional Kaweco clip to the pen if you want. They come in either a nickel plated or a gold color to match the pens. Since the Kaweco AL sport fountain pen comes with a silver colored nib and a silver medallion atop the cap I would recommend the nickel plated clip for this pen. You don't need a clip and I opted out but wanted you to know the option is available. Because of the compact size the pen is great for just carrying in your pocket.

With the cap on the pen it measures just over 4 inches. The cap on the pen is quite long, 2.75 inches, and the barrel is short at 4 inches with the nib included. You can write without the cap posted but I find it much better posted. The pen is light weight for an aluminum pen and well balanced. I like the weight and feel of the pen much better than the Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen. This pen feels more substantial in my hand when I write. I guess I just like the additional weight. The Kaweco Classic Sport fountain pen just seem too light for me.

To be quite honest when I first got the pen the nib was a bit dry and the writing performance wasn't the best. I have heard others that have experienced this same thing with Kaweco fountain pens. I had also seen a video from Stephen Brown about Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen review - nib closeupmaking a pen wetter and I decided to try it with the pen. It improved the writing drastically and I now enjoy using the pen. The nib is much wetter and the writing is smooth. It seems the more I use the pen the better it got.

One disadvantage to the pen is that it only comes with cartridges and it does not come with a converter. Kaweco, however, does sell a squeeze converter and it is fairly inexpensive if you want to add one.

Conclusion on the Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Review

After I played with the nib a bit and got it writing smoothly I really liked the pen. Initially you may need to adjust the nib slightly but don't give up on the pen, it only gets better. Overall the Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen is a solid pen. I love the compact size and the pen is well engineered and a quality product. The pen looks great, it's portable, classy and well built, the perfect pocket fountain pen. The Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen is a great all around pen within the $50 to $100 range.

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Specs of the Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pens

Length: 4.125 in.
Posted Length: 4.875 in.
Diameter: 0.500 in.
Weight: 0.700 oz.
Body/Trim: Aluminum
FillType: Cartridge(Converter not included)



Kaweco AL Sport Reviews from our Customers

See what our customers have to say about the Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pens. Don't just take our word for it, read actual customer reviews of the product and see what they think.
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I fell in love with this pen... and then my husband stole it. I always thought it would be there tomorrow then suddenly it was gone. I know I should be happy for what I had, but I wish I had had more time...

Altus, OK
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Really enjoying the red pen! The photos don't do it justice! I love Kaweco sports and the aluminum one is a great addition to my collection!

I had a little trouble with the first nib I received, but the Pen Chalet team sent me a replacement ASAP! I was really impressed with the customer service responsiveness and willingness to fix the problem.

San Bernardino, CA
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J'adore ce produit. Il est élégant, semble durable et son aspect sport me plaît beaucoup. Mon nouveau compagnon !

Saint-Félicien, QC
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Kaweco always provides an exceptional product at an affordable price! This pen is incredibly light! You can use it to sign that big deal or use it to jot down your grocery list.

Columbia, MD
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Really a comment about Pen Chalet's outstanding customer service.
When I ordered this pen it was not available in Fine but when I spoke to them on the phone they swapped out a Fine from another Kaweco and shipped it within the hour! Unfortunately whent he pen arrived the nib had major problems out of the box: hard starts, skipping, inconsistent ink flow (despite my flushing etc.). No problem: they took care of the return and agreed to try the next one they sent me to make sure it worked properly. I now have a beautifully smooth writing AL Sport Fine and am grateful to Pen Chalet for first rate customer support and very fast turnaround times.

Forest Hills, NY
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This pen is my idea of the perfect EDC fountain pen. I like the weight and feel. It is definitely a step up from the Kaweco Classic Sport. My AL Sport has an EF nib. It writes smoothly and the line thickness us spot on. I prefer to write with the cap posted the balance is much better this way. I love the look of the Stonewashed finish.

Lynnwood, WA
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Well functioned. Tactile sensation is very soft. Not heavy. Suitable for my hands.

Raleigh, NC
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The Kaweco AL Sport in Stonewash is the perfect pocket/EDC pen. Although a little on the pricy side, the AL Sport boasts solid build quality and performance. The Fine nib lays down ink a little on the dry side but a small adjustment can easily help with that.

LOS ANGELES, CA
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The thing I really like about this pen is how compact it is. With the cap on it is relatively small and I am able to put it in my pocket. It writes well and is well balanced. For the price it is hard to beat. Highly recommend!

Bloomfield, CO
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I just purchased my first Kaweco pen. I was first intrigued by the Kaweco brand due to its German manufacture, historic significance and super inexpensive price. I decided to purchase a Kaweco AL Sport (in Black aluminum). The pen comes in a nice tin presentation box. The pen is definitely compact size with is cap screwed on, measuring approximately 4 inches. However after I started using the pen (which I always use posted and measures approximately 5 inches) is perfect in its weight and feel. At 5 inches this pen, when posted, it is the identical size of many of my other fountain pens when they are not posted, which is how I use them. The pen's compactness makes it easy to throw in my pocket or in my briefcase for all occasion use. The Kaweco AL Sport has a steel nib with silver trim and is available with a silver clip. The aluminum octagonal body makes this pen heavy for its size and has a cool metallic feel to it when using. My pen came with one blue Kaweco cartridge, which once primed, worked flawlessly without any skipping or drying out as long as the cap is replaced after use. I have really enjoyed my new pen and would highly recommend it to both fountain pen collectors and fountain pen novices alike.

Mesa, AZ
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