The Kaweco Brass Sport has been on my radar for over a year. I was extremely hesitant to purchase the Brass Sport due to the fact it does not come with a piston converter. A few months ago, Cody from "The Pen Haul" recommended the Brass Sport on his blog. I was so moved by the review that I decided to purchase my own. I have been so happy with my purchase!
Body Material: Raw Brass
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge
Nib Material: Steel
Diameter(Body): 11mm (0.43in)
Diameter(with cap): 14mm (0.55in)
Diameter(Grip): 9.40mm (0.37in)
Length(Body): 100mm (3.14in)
Length(Capped): 105mm (4.13in)
Length(Posted): 132mm (5.2in)
Weight(Body): 29g (1.02oz)
Weight(Overall): 43g (1.52oz)
The Kaweco Brass Sport comes in the signature Kaweco tin. The tin has a vintage design that takes you back to a simpler time in life. Inside the tin, you will find the beautifully shiny Brass Sport and one Kaweco Royal Blue ink cartridge. The tin I received did not have any instructions or warranty information included.
The Kaweco Brass Sport has quickly risen to the top of my "Fountain Pens $50-$100" list
. It is truly a beauty and built to last. It has a similar design to the classic Kaweco Sport
, but everything else is a step above. The body is made of brass so this pen is on the heavier side weighing in at 43g. Due to the pen being so small, the added weight is definitely needed for a comfortable and smooth writing experience. Since this pen is made of raw brass, it will develop a patina over time. This means the color will change and evolve as you use the pen. Not to worry, the pen can be brought back to its original coloration with a little brass cleaner.
The Kaweco Brass Sport logo is etched on the side of the octagonal cap and also appears on the finial. I really appreciate the octagonal cap because it prevents the pen from rolling around on the desk. The grip on the brass sport is quite small; however, it is comfortable for a person with average sized hands.
The Brass Sport uses a Bock nib, which is found on many other brands such as Karas Kustoms, Visconti, Delta, etc. I have read many negative reviews about the nib; however, it has performed flawlessly for me. I did experience a few hard starts for the first week or so, but I attribute it to being a new pen. This has happened to me with other brands as well, so it's quite normal.
The Kaweco Brass Sport is small but comfortable to use. The pen is well balanced when posted and feels very comfortable in the hand despite its short length. The writing experience is outstanding and the pen writes wonderfully smooth paired with Kaweco Royal Blue
ink. The nib on the Brass Sport produces clean lines with a consistent ink flow. The nib is quite stiff, so line variation is limited.
Penman's Final Remark
The Kaweco Brass Sport is a great little fountain pen for the man or woman on the go. It is extremely portable, yet durable. I highly recommend!