Kaweco Sport Nibs Overview

Three Kaweco Sport fountain pens on a stack of notebooks

Kaweco is a great pen brand from Germany, making fountain pens and ink, along with various accessories. The Kaweco Sport fountain pen is their most popular model, which is available primarily in resins but also some metals like aluminum or brass. The Sport fountain pen steel nibs are small, a #2 size, and come in several nib variations. While they are close to a traditional European grind, there are some things that I think you need to know. 



I enjoyed writing with all of the Kaweco Sport nibs. They are all smooth (with some feedback) steel nibs, with a smooth and reliable flow in all sizes.

While there's not a huge difference between the Extra-Fine and Fine nibs, both of these nibs tend to write a bit on the dry side, rather than very wet. 

However, there is a noticeable difference between Fine and Medium, and a huge difference between Medium and Broad- and both of these nibs are more wet flowing. 

Kaweco steel fountain pen nib writing samples


Kaweco also has what they call calligraphy nibs, which are like stub nibs, and will work on the aforementioned pens. 

Kaweco calligraphy steel fountain pen nib writing samples


Since many of the Kaweco pens share the same nib, you can expect these will be consistent across many pen models. Kaweco's replacement nibs can be swapped onto the Sport, Classic Sport, ICE Sport, Skyline Sport, AL Sport, and even the Liliput.

Kaweco Sport fountain pen in green along with various nib units on a light wood desk


More resources:

Eyedropper converting your Kaweco Sport

Nib Nook – Where you can compare all writing samples side by side!


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