There is loads of Kaweco that I have reviewed over the years. Some inks. Some ballpoint and rollerball pens. Some mechanical pencils. But mostly fountain pens. All with steel nibs. Wait! What?
Yeah. You know, when you look at pen manufacturers, it is very interesting to think a bit along the lines of what they are (predominantly) known for. This could be specific designs (e.g. swirly Viscontis), specific filling mechanisms (e.g. it is hard to think of a Pelikan that does not piston-fill), etc.
Kaweco, for instance, is surely known for their Sport pocket pen model. What they are (almost certainly) not very much known for, is gold nibs. As a matter of fact, I would bet that most people are only mildly aware of the fact that Kaweco even has gold nibs. I would bet (completely gut-feeling and non-scientific), that 95% of all Kawecos out in the wild are equipped with steel nibs.
No nib-snobbery right here. Steel nibs are super! Still, I couldn’t help but wonder what a Kaweco gold nib might be like. And how it would compare to the steel ones. I looked around, and found next to no review content around that – certainly no video review content.
I thought to myself: if I am curious about the Kaweco gold nibs, there may be a few other fellow pen enthusiasts out there, wondering the same. And indeed, people have over the years asked me more often than only a few times whether I had ever tried a Kaweco gold nib, and what they were like. I had not. Until now!
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Kaweco for supporting this video overview. You can also buy the pen and nib at their new webshop (no affiliate-link, just a friendly pointer).
- Kaweco DIA 2 & 14k gold nib
- Resin body, partly knurled
- Chrome accents & clip
- Fills with standard international cartridges
- Price: ca. 75€ (pen) & ca. 130€ (14k gold nib)
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