First designed in the 1930s, the German-made Kaweco Ice Sport is a compact and reliable fountain pen with an excellent vintage-meets-contemporary look. We recommend this pen as seriously good value for money: the quality is excellent, it’s durable and it’s a little bit of pen-design history.
The pen is very compact when capped – at 10.5cm it slips easily into a pocket or purse. When the cap is removed and ‘posted’ on the end of the barrel it extends to 13.3cm: a comfortable length for writing.
The Ice Sport is set apart from the rest of the Sport range by its transparent plastic, which allows you to see how much ink remains. It has a screw cap and a stainless steel, iridium-tipped nib made by the Bock family of Heidelberg, Germany. These nibs are famous for their consistency. An iridium tip protects the nib from abrasion by contact with paper. The silver-coloured nib matches the clip and detail.
Kaweco Sport fountain pens are refilled with standard international ink cartridges, such as those made by J. Herbin or Kaweco.
REFILLING MECHANISM: Standard international ink cartridges, such as J. Herbin or Kaweco
LENGTH: 10.5cm capped, 13.3cm with cap posted.
MATERIALS: Terlux plastic, nickel plated trim
SOURCE: Made in Germany
- My favourite go-to pen! Review by Maddy
- I'm just new to the world of fountain pens but this is absolutely my new favourite pen! I love how light and compact it is, yet when the cap is posted, it's the perfect size for writing. It feels nice in the hand, is very comfortable to write with, and I love the clear body of the pen that allows you to see when your ink level is getting low. I chose the medium nib, which is good, but for those starting out I have to recommend the broad nib as it's such a dream to write with and has a wonderful ink flow... especially if you like to use sheening inks! All round wonderful pen! (Posted on 30/03/2017)