Kaweco


The Kaweco Special 0.5 Push Pencil Black 1

The video for the Kaweco Special 0.5 Push Pencil Black has been added to my YouTube channel in April, so it’s high time to follow with the blog post for this nice mechanical pencil.

All the useful bits of information about this pencil can be found in the video itself, where I had a look at the 0.5mm version. There is also a 0.7 mm, a 0.9 mm and a 2 mm version.

I only cover the black aluminium version, but there is also a brass version.

While the body is made from aluminium, the front section seems tobe made from plastic. It does look pretty sturdy, though.

The pencil doesn’t come with the clip. If you like the clip you have to order it separately.
Compared to other mechanical pencils I reviewed recently the Kaweco Special has a larger diameter (so is furthest right in the chart below).

Compared to a selection of other mechanical pencils the Kaweco Special has the largest body diameter

There is no ‘dedicated grip section’, it’s just the front of the body, so this pencil is again leading the pack in terms of diameter.

Compared to a selection of other mechanical pencils the Kaweco Special has the largest grip diameter

The actual mechanism in the Special is from Japan and does contain plastic parts, but seems quite sturdy and should last many decades.


Raw

Nice to see the Kaweco AL Sport Raw on Hobonichi’s web site. In the past they used Staedtlers and Stabilos.

I have never held a real AL Sport Raw in my hands, but during our Kaweco factory visit last year Sebastian Gutberlet told me that the moment you touch and use the pen your fingers will start to scratch the surface.

The Raw seems to take the concept of ‘beauty through use’ to a whole new level and seems to be a good fit for Hobonichi.


You can read more about the concept of ‘beauty through use’ on Lexikaliker’s blog (Google Translation of the German blog post into English).


Exciting New Colours from Kaweco 6

Today: Another one of those ‘Something new from Kaweco, you read it first at bleistift.blog‘ posts.

The big news

China got two new limited edition colours: Strawberry Pink and Peacock Blue.

Kaweco Strawberry Pink and Peacock Blue

Kaweco Strawberry Pink and Peacock Blue (Image © wfjsb)

In other news

The AL Sport in rose gold is so popular that it is now available in many more countries.

Kaweco AL Sport rose gold

Kaweco AL Sport rose gold (Image © Kaweco)

..and the pen from the KAWECOxJECKYBENG cooperation is out now.

KAWECOxJECKYBENG

KAWECOxJECKYBENG  (Image © Kaweco)

..and a video

Since we are talking about Kaweco anyway: If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you have noticed my series of mechanical pencil reviews. Here’s a look at Kaweco’s mechanical pencil from the Special series. I will introduce this series of videos at some point in the future, but I thought with today’s topic being Kaweco this video can act as a quick preview to my new video series.

Watch on YouTube for fullscreen / HD.


I believe that the use of the images shown in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.

 


Kaweco’s Apple Pencil Sleeve is out now 5

The news a few people have been waiting for, especially after this product has been mentioned on the Pen Addict Podcast #294:

Kaweco’s Apple Pencil Sleeve is out

Image © Kaweco / Mostwanted-Pens

Image © Kaweco / Mostwanted-Pens

Image © Kaweco / Mostwanted-Pens

Image © Kaweco / Mostwanted-Pens

Image © Kaweco / Mostwanted-Pens

You can get all colours from Mostwanted-Pens.


Thank you to Sebastian Gutberlet for this information.

The images in this blog post has been taken from Mostwanted-Pens.com. TV series. I believe that the use of Kaweco’s image shown in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.


Dave’s Kaweco

Is it just me or does there seem to be a mysterious link between Kaweco and Red Dwarf, a British Sci-Fi comedy?

In my Kaweco Prototype blog post from two years ago I had a “This blog post has been brought to you by Kryten and the Jupiter Mining Corporation” message (for fun), but when the latest Red Dwarf series aired last autumn the intro video from Red Dwarf current home, TV station Dave (part of UKTV), featured the newly released Kaweco Perkeo.

Mysterious, especially since Kaweco isn’t exactly a high street brand in the UK. Maybe in the future Kaweco will become part of the Jupiter Mining Corporation.

One of the images from the old blog post

I guess the conclusion to draw here is that creatives, like the ones making UKTV’s intro videos, like a good pen, in this case a Kaweco.

..and now for something completely different (in case you haven’t heard yet): WHSmith bought CultPens.