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MrSharkbait
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Sep 12, 2017
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First, welcome!
Wow you're not kidding about the tea bit, are you? 😈 Bravo!
When I first started collecting pens, I had no idea what to look for in fountain pens since I was brought up in the ballpoint pen generation. These first pens were purchased mostly on their design aesthetics but I also was lucky (Lamy 2K, Rotring 600, Waterman Carêne and some Recife's). They do go back into rotation though not as frequent as my new ones.
I find that I can get all my pens to write smoothly, but I do have to adjust my writing style somewhat to accommodate the pen's character. E.g. See my post under Lamy Studio Platinum comparing it to the Lamy 2K. Some folks may insist that the pen must suit their writing style, which is valid. I, however, take the approach from driving interesting cars. Depending on the power, weight and handling characteristics of a vehicle, you must change the way you apply the throttle and time your turns, etc. to get the best enjoyment out of the machine. I see fountain pens the same way - the paper, weight, ink and nib characteristics will give you a very varied response when you write.
I do have a Kaweco Sport Steel, and while the nib is the same, I prefer this model over the acrylic and aluminum versions in handling. For me I experienced none of the negative issues that you reported in the video (nice macro work, BTW) but I do notice that when I tried the nibs out, the difference between medium and broad is not that perceptible. As for baby's bottom, while I didn't experience it, I do notice that the angle range by which I hold the pen that gives a smooth feel is more narrow than other pens. There isn't much where this pen excels over others either, but I do find it to 'disappear', and gets out of the way, which is a good thing.
TL, DR I apologize for the lengthy post but by all means go back and try them again!
Sep 12, 2017
MrSharkbait
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Sep 12, 2017
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One more thing, I don't know the proper pronunciation of Kaweco either, but I do know that Germans pronounce W like a V.
Sep 12, 2017
jaguarish
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Feb 5, 2019
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I have heard Brian Goulet pronounce it as kuh-WECK-oh. It is one of my favorite brands and luckily both of mine write nicely (EF and F) but I don't enjoy the italic nib unit that I got. However it was a fantasticly inexpensive way to try an italic nib (it's not smoothed like a stub nib) and I really appreciate the easiness and inexpensiveness of getting multiple nib units. I dearly wanted one of the Art Sports, but the cost deterred me. Instead I have gotten two Delike Alpha pens - one in brown tortoise with fine fude nib, and one in brass with medium fude nib. I love them both! They write so smoothly and the bodies are really well made; and they don't cost much.
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