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Classic Kaweco Skyline Fountain Pen

  • $34.95

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We first read about this superb writing instrument in the New York Times, in an interview with playwright Jon Robin Baitz, who said of the pen, “I thought it was a perfect little thing….I love its precision, its modesty, its clarity and its minimal fuss. This is the cheaper, more practical version of a Mercedes.” 

The esteemed Kaweco pens epitomize two essential features of a fine writing instrument: classic good looks and a beautifully smooth “write.” Yet there are many other reasons this model has been consistently lauded  since its debut in 1933: almost nine decades later, it remains modern in design and sensibility, and efficient in function.

This is the newest style: it has a silver (rather than gold) fine-point nib and its only embellishment is a discreet silver “button” on the end of the cap.  Like the original Classic Sport, the body is faceted so it won't roll, it’s lightweight (less than a third of an ounce), the material it's made from looks like Bakelite, the ink flows freely. Pen is 4" when closed and 5-1/4" when open, thus the Kaweco slogan "Small in the pocket, great in the hand.” It has a screw-on cap. 

This pen is made by a German company established in 1883, a venerable name in pen circles. 

Pen comes with a blue cartridge and we include a box of six (midnight blue) cartridges. Additional boxes of Kaweco Ink Cartridge Refills also available for purchase.

Choose between Mint and Fox colors.

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