Ink & Pen Notes: Kaweco AL Sport Black Stonewashed and Kaweco Red Cartridge

Kaweco Stonewashed AL Sport with red cartridgesI inked up the Kaweco AL Sport Black Stonewashed back in early June. I had intended to test it prior to offering it for sale. Instead I decided to keep the pen inked up and in my accumulation.

I’ve yet to write the pen dry, the Kaweco Red Ink cartridge is about half empty. So why flush it? I recently acquired the Kaweco Brass AL Sport and immediately inked it up with the included blue cartridge. My Raw Aluminum Sport is also inked (black ink) and having three Sports inked is more than I need. And my newest pen had my least favorite ink color. So I decided to move the red cartridge to the Brass Sport and flush out this Black Stonewashed AL Sport.

I like black pens and I really like the look of this black stonewashed finish. The nib in it is very nice and the combination made me reconsider my decision to sell. While I don’t envision needing three Sports inked at once, it’s different enough from my brass and aluminum Sports for me to consider keeping it. If it remains unused for several months I reconsider my decision to keep it.

As I mentioned, the nib, an extra fine steel nib, is very nice. It’s smooth with a good flow and doesn’t skip. The Kaweco Red ink, in a cartridge flowed well. No skipping of hard starts, even when unused for several days. Despite being a pocket pen I rarely carried it in my pocket since my Raw Aluminum Sport already had that role. I did carry it in the pen loop of my Roterfaden Taschenbegleiter organizer which I did not expect at all. (I considering requesting the pen loop be removed But it was nice having red ink available when I needed it (I always had full size fountain pens with me too).

The Kaweco Red ink flushed out easily, just a couple squirts with the bulb syringe.

I’ll miss the Black Stonewashed Sport but look forward to watching the Brass Sport develop its patina as I use it.

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