Red and Ivory Kaweco Student 30s Retro Rollerball 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!
A new addition to our Kaweco assortment, this is the Student, a solid design in the pen makers' range. We were particularly drawn to this pen's retro looks, in a 30s red and ivory colourway. A nicely weighted acrylic body, and a smooth and shaped front section make for a very comfortable writing implement. The screw-top cap is also reassuringly solid.
Body material: High quality heavyweight acrylic; metal front section
Cap type: Threaded screw-on cap
Refill type: Takes standard ceramic rollerball refills, available for repurchase here
Dimensions: open 11.9cm, 13.2cm closed, 15.9cm posted
Included: presentation box, one black ink cartridge
Made in Germany
Read our interview with Kaweco CEO Michael Gutberlet on the topic of pen collecting.