Kaweco Dia 2 Fountain Pen and Ballpoint, Limited Edition Amber Set
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 often is 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 Kaweco Dia 2 pays homage to one of the most classically shaped models in the extensive archive of Kaweco writing tools - a luxury edition named Dia because it is valuable and precious, like a diamond. The series was originally introduced in 1934, here pictured in an exhibition advertisement from 1939.
The limited edition Amber Fountain pen and Ballpoint are similarly advertised as a matching set, but are available for purchase separately with all the refinements of their historic counterparts such as a ‘golden cap top and an ornamental cap ring’. Complete with solid brass clip and modern cartridge system, this writing tool is a beautiful reissue of a classic bestseller available in richly textured high quality acrylic.
Material: high quality acrylic and gold plated accents
Cartridge type: Fountain Pen takes standard small international cartridges; sold with one washable blue cartridge in the barrel. Ballpoint takes standard 'Parker style' refils, sold with one blue in the barrel.
Nib type: stainless steel 23 carat gold plated nib manufactured by Boch of Heidelberg, standard Medium width size
Dimensions: Fountain pen - 13.5 cm, Ballpoint - 14.5 cm