Brass Kaweco Special Ballpoint Pen
Choosing Keeping holds the largest range of Kaweco pens in the UK - indeed we have built a long-lasting friendship with the beloved Gutberlet family who run the company with so much brains and gusto. Kaweco is often mistaken for a Japanese brand - not so! - it is 100% German. Originally established in 1899 in Heidelberg (also home of Lamy), the company was eventually renamed Kaweco as its owners namesake, Henrich Koch and Rudolph Weber - KOch, WEber and COmpany. Here pictured, an advertisement from 1911 which declares, ‘stocked in every best stationery store’ - still the case!
The Special range is in fact one of Kaweco's earliest design shapes, which can be broadly dated back to 1927 under the Colleg Extra range. In 1931, Kaweco made concerted efforts to refine and enhance the pen's branding; a 'streamlined shape, a cone-shaped cap, an angular clip' are all details which would define the new Kaweco Special to this day. This particular design pays homage to one of Kaweco’s models from the 1940s - now in a heavy brass finish for an industrial-chic look. We recommend this model without reservations.
Slip-on chrome clip is optional and can be purchased separately here.
Body material: Polished brass
Mechanism: Retractable push button
Refill type: Takes standard G2 'Parker Style' cartridges; sold with one blue medium cartridge.
Dimensions: 14.8cm long, 1cm diameter
Included: presentation box, one blue medium cartridge
Made in Germany