Kaweco Ebonit Sport Set Special Edition Fountain Pen

£345.00

We present here a formidable special edition of the iconic Kaweco sport made in ebonite for the manufacturer's 140th birthday celebration. 

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. 

The Classic Sport range, introduced to market in 1934, broke new ground in modern design for its unique¬†octagonal barrel and handy portable size intended for use by ‚Äėladies, officers and sportspeople‚Äô. Kaweco were covering all bases with their marketing of this hugely successful pen, now synonymous with the brand itself.

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

Since 1953, the range has included a fountain pen, a rollerball and a chunky 3.2mm clutch pencil. They can be mixed and matched as a duo of writing implements and held together in an attractive leather pouch, just as they were traditionally advertised back in the day. 

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

Details
Body material: Ebonite
Nib size: Extra Fine, Medium, Broad
Nib material: Steel, manufactured by Boch of Heidelberg
Cap type: Threaded screw-on cap
Refill type: Takes standard small international cartridges.
Dimensions: open 13.3cm, closed, 10.5cm,
Included: Presentation box, 10 different coloured ink cartridges, gold clip

Made in Germany

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