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Video-Review: Kaweco “Premium” Steel Nib vs Regular Steel Nib

Kaweco is a fantastic brand with a very long and successful history. In recent years, however, they went through a little bit of turmoil in the pen community due to supposedly sub-par quality control of their nibs. Die-hard Kaweco Sport fans would claim to simply not buy another one, because they were tired of the infamous Kaweco “babys bottom” (this was a wide-spread verbatim across Instagram and pen networks).

Since quite a while, Kaweco has addressed this issue in a very good way, it seems. One hears next to no complaints anymore about nib quality issues. People are (again) over the moon with their pens (and nibs) – which I am very happy about.

Now, Kaweco stepped up the game even more by a release that they call the “Premium Nib”. Steel nib, premium charged, if you will. Here is what the website says this nib will do to you (or the paper):

Those who focus on writing comfort and not on the material gold can now enjoy the unique writing pleasure of a gold nib with the Kaweco Premium Steel Nib. Apart from its beautiful, sun-shaped engraving, the larger iridium grain offers you perfect writing behaviour. Due to the hand-finished inner edge rounding, the nib glides smoothly and butter-softly over the paper. The manufacturing and the writing feel are comparable to our 14 kt. Gold nibs.

Kaweco Website

Is it true? Let*s go find out!

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 nibs at their webshop (no affiliate-link, just a friendly pointer).

Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!

Quick Facts

  • Kaweco Premium Steel Nib (available in silver and gold colouring)
  • Very smooth steel nib – claims a premium writing experience, close to a gold nib
  • Available steel-nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B), and Double Broad (BB)
  • Price: 35 €

Video Review

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  1. Gijsbert Gijsbert

    I was looking for a review like this, so thanks once again. I helped me decide on the value of getting a premium nib for my Kaweco AL Sport. Seems like fine nib, but It is a no for me. I will stick to the 1.1 mm nib I picked up at Fontoplumo. Gives me enough joy as it is.

    • Scrively Scrively

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, makes total sense. For sure not a game changer.

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