The sleek and slim design of the Kaweco Special Fountain Pen is a classy addition to the Kaweco Aluminum fountain pen line. The octagonal barrel consists of anodised solid aluminum with a matte black finish. The cap screws on to the body to securely close the pen, and also posts on to the back of the barrel during writing.
The Special range is in fact one of Kaweco's earliest design shapes, which can be broadly dated back to 1927. In 1931, Kaweco made concerted efforts to refine and enhance the pen's branding; a 'streamlined shape, a cone-shaped cap, an angular clip' are all details which would define the new Kaweco Special to this day. Today, this classic design maintains the streamlined shape of its predecessors, whilst receiving a freshly updated finish. Indeed no longer made of plastic, all writing tools in the Special range are milled from aluminium or brass for a very well balanced and satisfyingly weighted writing experience. This is our preferred recommendation for architects, designers, artists, and professionals.
Five different nib sizes are available, from extra fine to extra broad. While the extra fine nib (EF) is suitable for small and delicate handwritings, the extra broad (BB) nib is often used for large, dramatic signatures. For beginners, we recommend the nib size medium (M). All nibs are produced in Germany.
Since the pen is full-sized, it will accept a converter, as well as any short or long international ink cartridge. If you like your fountain pen attached to your pocket or notebook, take a look at our Kaweco Chrome Clip for Special.