Thank you to Knight's Writing Company (in Canada!) for sending this pen for review! We'll do a Serious Nibbage on it, then give it away there, so stay tuned! Knight's Writing has a nice, tidy website that's easy to navigate and doesn't require an excessive amount of clicking to find what you're looking for. In the box with the Kaweco pen, there were peanuts and two sheets of paper. One of the pages explains that the company is new and would love to hear from you, which is always nice, along with adorable drawings and a little note. The second sheet explains how they company is striving to be environmentally friendly. This sheet describes how you can dispose of your packaging, explaining what is recyclable and how. Pretty cool, and I really appreciate that. I think it would be ideal if this was an online link, or printed double-sided. Even so, I think this is a green initiative, and I appreciate it.
Length (capped): 130.0 mm/5.10''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 118.7 mm/4.67''
Length (posted): 160.0 mm/6.20''
Barrel Diameter: 12.2 - 12.7 mm/0.48" - 0.50"
Section Diameter: 8.8 - 10.2 mm/0.34" - 0.40"
Nib material: Steel
Weight (all): 26 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 16 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Where to buy: Knight's Writing Company
The clip is snug, but usable. There is a small flare at the end that makes it easy to slide the pen into pockets and pouches.
The section threads are a little sharp but the grip is indented to accommodate fingers. The threads are out of the way for me, so unless you grip your pen higher up, they shouldn't be an issue. The section can get slippery because it's quite smooth. I also find the section a little thin, but the pen isn't too heavy, so it works out okay.
The Kaweco Student is a nice, solid pen. Although I gripe about the appearance of the small nib, it does make it more economical because if you also have other Kawecos, you can just swap the nibs around. It's a solid, reliable writer, and the pen itself is a step up from the Sport series. I think it looks pretty good as far as its shape, and as I said: I love the yellow!