on saleKaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen - Ruby (Limited Production)

Product Code KAW-11000148

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on saleKaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen - Ruby (Limited Production)

Product Code KAW-11000148

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$92.00
Color:
Ruby
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This limited production Kaweco AL Sport is a pocket-sized fountain pen that when posted transforms into a full-sized pen that easily fits in your hand. The body and cap are aluminum with an anodized ruby colored finish.

It comes with a gold-plated steel nib and an ink cartridge to get you started writing right away! It accepts short standard international cartridges. Kaweco converter and optional clip sold separately.

Note: This pen comes with an ink cartridge stored in the body. If it doesn’t fall right out, you can get it loose by giving the body a few solid taps on a hard surface.

Click here to shop all compatible short standard international ink cartridges.

Condition
New
Brand
Kaweco
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Red
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Aluminum
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

1.75
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled Inks, Standard international short cartridges
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Aluminum
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad
Nib Color
Gold
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Gold
Diameter - Body
11mm (0.43in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14mm (0.55in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
18mm (0.71in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

9.4mm
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

100mm (3.94in)
Length - Cap
70mm (2.76in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

17mm (0.67in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
105mm (4.13in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

132mm (5.20in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

11g (0.39oz)
Weight - Cap
9g (0.32oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
20.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

0.97ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.

0.67ml

Customer Reviews

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Anonymous
nice little pen

When I first opened and filled it with ink, I was sure that it was going to be too light and too small for my ugly mitt. I was more than pleased with the pen. It wrote smoothly and the ink flow was perfect. When I go on my next trip, and I am limited for space it will be the go-to pen.

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Anonymous
Perfect Beautiful Pen!

I love the way this pen writes. It was the color and sheen that first caught my eye, but writing with it is an added plus! I got the extra fine nib and it writes perfectly! The pen body is a beautiful color and the recessed etching 'Kaweco Collection' gives the pen an elegant look. Love it!

C
Chris
Slick pen

Very smooth, idea carry along on travel

J
Jack J.
Very fun pen with questionable nib/feed

I agree that the pen is a great color, and overall the construction seems good. The gold clip is a solid companion piece to match this pen. I have had issues with the nib: issues starting even after thorough cleaning, the nib and feed not being quite in place out of the box. These issues seem fixed with some easy tyne adjustments or replacing the nib, but this is my third Kaweco pen and the second around the $60-$90 range to have such issues. Just some things to keep in mind for newer fountain pen users.

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Anonymous
Fantastic first Kaweco

Loving using this AL sport-- my first one! Super sleek and the color looks amazing. Was a little bit concerned about the nib based on some of the feedback I've read online about QA around the nib, but no problems so far. Highly recommend purchasing the pen clip! Didn't order it off the bat and had to put in a second order to complete the set.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.