Brass Kaweco Sport Rollerball


Please Note: This pen is currently on back order and due to be with us at the end of September. Any orders containing this item will be shipped in full once they are available.

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 inĀ 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, anĀ advertisement from 1911 which declares, ā€˜stocked in every best stationery storeā€™ - still the case!

The Classic Sport range, introduced to market in 1934, broke new ground in modern design for its uniqueĀ octagonal barrel and handy portable size intended for use by ā€˜ladies, officers and sportspeopleā€™. Kaweco were covering all bases with their marketing of this hugely successful pen, now synonymous with the brand itself.

OriginallyĀ Classic Sport pens were made from ebonite (a very hard rubber), in black and then burgundy, featuring a fine engraved pattern known as aĀ guilloche. Today, the design remainsĀ largely unchanged - measuring 10cm when capped, for optimal writing comfort andĀ using a modern cartridge system for practicality - now in a wide range of exciting colours and finishes. Hard wearingĀ ABS moulded plastics, clear plastics, hand turned acrylics, stainless steel, brass, copper, aluminium, and patinated finishes are all Ć  la carteĀ for you to choose from.

This solid brass model is the heaviest of all Kaweco tools, making it an ideal option for those who enjoy a heavily weighted rollerball pen. The surface will age gracefully, developing a unique and timeless patina.Ā It is a very good option for people working in environments like building sites for example, where indestructible and very hardwearing writing instruments areĀ de rigeur.

Since 1953 the range has included a fountain pen, a rollerball,Ā a ballpoint andĀ a chunkyĀ 0.7mm mechanical pencil.Ā They can be mixed and matched as a duo of writing implements and held together in an attractiveĀ leather pouch, just as they wereĀ traditionally advertised back in the day.Ā 

For best comfort we recommend posting the cap on the back of the pen as intended by the manufacturer.Ā 

Slip-on clip is optional and can beĀ purchasedĀ separately here.

Body material: Brass
Cap type: Threaded screw-on cap
Refill type:Ā takesĀ any G2 "Parker Style" refill, availableĀ for repurchaseĀ here
Dimensions:Ā open 13.3cm,Ā closed 10.5cm
Included: presentation box, oneĀ black medium water-based cartridge

Made in Germany

Read our interview with Kaweco CEO Michael Gutberlet on the topic of pen collecting.