I really wasn’t in the market for another Kaweco, but then I read Ana’s post about the Kaweco Skyline Sport in Mint. MINT! That’s not a pen color that you see very often, and it’s one that reeled me right in.
I ordered the pen from Fontoplumo, using the discount code on Ana’s site, and just a couple of hours later received an email saying that my order had shipped. THAT was fast! Frank, from Fontoplumo, also followed up with a genuinely friendly thank you email. Good vibes already, all the way across the ocean.
The pen arrived about eight working days later— not bad from the Netherlands— and I immediately popped in the included blue cartridge. I couldn’t wait to put pen to paper. I’ve had mixed experiences with Kaweco nibs— from amazingly smooth in my first Kaweco, the Liliput (EF nib), to “won’t write at all” in my AL Sport (also EF). The vendor remedied THAT problem, but it’s made me leery of the brand. My clear Sport writes nicely, but not as good as my Liliput. So what would my experience be with this Skyline Sport model and its medium nib?
I’m happy to report that this Skyline writes like a dream— smooth, consistent, pleasantly wet— just like my Liliput. Kaweco nibs are inexpensive and super simple to swap, but I’d rather swap nibs because I want to try a different line width than because of a problem. All is well. Phew.
This Skyline Sport is, of course, the perfect pocket pen, made even more perfect by the unusual pale mint color. It’s cool. It’s retro. It’s minty fresh.
The pen is light (about 10.5 g), but the plastic is sturdy and feels as though it will hold up well. Posted (as it really must be) the pen is almost identical in length to a Retro 51 Tornado. The cap posts securely, better than the one on my AL Sport which always seems to wiggle loose as I’m writing. The plastic on this Skyline Sport is grippier than the metal on the AL Sport so that hasn’t been a problem at all.
I plan to stick with cartridges or syringe re-filled cartridges. There’s a mini converter available but I haven’t read many (or any) favorable reviews on that, so sticking with cartridges seems to be the best plan.
Despite an iffy experience in the past, this Sport Skyline has me back on the Kaweco bandwagon. Everything about it has been superb— from the quick and friendly service by Fontoplumo, to the smooth and juicy nib, to that cool mint color.
The Kaweco Skyline Sport— it really IS wonderfully refreshing.
Check out Ana’s review HERE, for her take on the same pen, as well as her Fontoplumo discount code.
Fontoplumo sell a new converter different from the o e you mention. It has no metal cover. You can have a look at
Some a lovely looking pen! I’m not usually a fountain pen person, but this is making me want one!!
I have coveted this mint Kaweco since I first laid eyes on it! I have a couple of Kaweco’s already (burgundy and clear demonstrator). This mint one is next on my list! I’m assuming this one can be converted into an eye dropper? I’ve done that with both my Kaweco’s with no issues. I’m mint-green with envy that you have this one!
Gorgeous photos. I’m still waiting for my minty-fresh Sport to arrive! Also, I’ve used the squeeze converter that Rafael links to, and it works well, except it doesn’t contain much ink. Still, I like to experiment with ink colors too much not to use it!
Thanks for the review. I do love the retro minty-fresh color!
Very cute color. Reminds me of candy. Have you considered using it as an eyedropper?
I’ve never gone the eyedropper route! Seems scary, but fun?!
Scary? Not at all. It works better with a demonstrator like I have, because you can see the ink level. You just need to tighten it well, won’t even need silicone grease.
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Hmmm…I’ll have to try it as an eyedropper!
I use my dark green sport as an eyedropper with no problem, so I might do the same with my new mint sport. Great service from fontoplumo. I got the silver pen clip too and I like the look with the mint color. Cute and sophisticated at the same time!.
I’m so far behind on my blog reading, but man, I looooove this color. Great pictures!
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