Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Review: @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad @Fontoplum0

Thank you Sebastian for sending this beautiful fountain pen for me to review! Now, of course, I am obsessed with all the others...
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
Body Material: Acrylic
Trim: None (unless you buy a clip separately)
Length (capped): 10.5 mm
Length (uncapped nib-end): 10.0 mm
Length (posted): 13.1 mm
Barrel Diameter: 11.0 mm
Section Diameter: 10.9 mm

Nib material: Steel
Weight: 12 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Price: €89,50
Where to buy: Fontoplumo (no amber left)

Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
The Sport Art fountain pen came packaged in a Kaweco tin pen case in a molded felt bed. This whole tin is inside a cardboard sleeve. I like this packaging because it's simple, and not terribly wasteful (although the cardboard sleeve is unnecessary), and the tin can be reused. If the little felt bed is removed, it can hold many other things!
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
Each of these pens are made out of solid acrylic bars, therefore, each pen is unique. The Sport Art is a beautiful pen. I much prefer it to the regular Sport pen and the only difference is the material. The pen is a compact pocket pen, with a gold Kaweco logo on top of the cap, a wider cap than barrel, and both the barrel and cap have eight sides which are slightly rounded so they are not sharp edges.
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
The section is small with threads that blend into the barrel, and it flares slightly towards the nib. Kaweco Art Sport Germany is engraved on the cap very tastefully.
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
This is a really gorgeous pen. The acrylic is stunning and looks awesome as the Sport model, particularly with the gold trim. I wish it was still around, or that Kaweco had expanded the line even more.
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
The nib is a small gold-plated broad steel nib that looks great with the finish of this pen. The warm gold-plating is a perfect complement for the rich amber acrylic. This nib has the Kaweco logo stamped on it, along with the nib size, and some scroll work.
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
I found the nib a little dry, but that was simply due to the nib tines being too tight. A little "making the nib wetter" and it was much better. Easy peasy. It would be a shame for this beautiful pen with this lovely broad nib to be DRY. Ink flow was good, the nib was smooth with no feedback. I used a Kaweco ink cartridge in the pen as I actually really like the paradise blue ink. Performance is on par with the other Kaweco Sport pens; comfortable, satisfactory.
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad

The Sport Art is light and very comfortable, being a compact pen. It's fairly small unposted, so I prefer to use it posted, but it posts wonderfully, deeply, snugly, and it's delightful. Mmmm. I love the feeling of the acrylic and how it warms up in my hand. The section is small but suitable for my grip and the threads do not get in the way.

It's a great fit. If you have really large hands, it may be too small, but since it posts, it becomes a useable pen for most!
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
Review @Kaweco Sport Art Amber - Broad
  • Beautiful finish. 
  • Compact, portable.
  • Interchangeable nib units. 
  • Can be used as an eyedropper (if you're brave!). 
  • Nib performs reliably and consistently.
  • Clip available separately, if you need one.
  • Discontinued.
  • Expensive.

While I'd love to suggest you go get one of these amber Sport Art pens, it's discontinued, so you  may have a tough time finding this particular finish (although I do know of someone who is about to sell theirs...). There are a few other beautiful finishes available though. If you are looking for a compact, portable pen, the Kaweco Sport series is a great choice, and if you're willing to splurge a little, you can get a beautiful acrylic body!

I received this pen free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.


Terry M said...

Great review of a beautiful pen. I was not able to buy one when they came out and they rarely if ever seem to appear in the resale market. It makes me wonder why Kaweco would discontinue if the availability is so slight.

mjcong said...

omg omg omg i want this

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