Pen Review: Kaweco AL-Sport Raw Aluminum


Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a principled advocate for dessert first. Why save the best for last? In that spirit, I am going to kick off a series of reviews of three excellent Kaweco fountain pens with my absolute favorite. That is the AL-Sport in raw aluminum.

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6 thoughts on “Pen Review: Kaweco AL-Sport Raw Aluminum

    1. In my experience, yes. The two best would probably be the two “stonewashed” AL-Sports, in black or blue. They have a distressed finish that may not actually resist scratches, but since the finish is already distressed, you wouldn’t notice any new marks. Some of the others have a slightly textured, more matte finish (like the red and the light blue) — those two seem very durable. I also have the one Kaweco now calls Anthracite, I believe, and that has a smoother finish.

      I don’t take special care of any of mine. In fact I keep them in a pen cup when they are inked. But I do carry them in a pen wrap or case outside the house. I haven’t seen scratching on any but the Raw Aluminum, which of course is designed to show wear. FWIW, the Raw Aluminum is still my favorite, followed by the black stonewashed. 🙂


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    That’s the best kind of pen there is! And, I like a bit of scratching and denting – reminds me of the time I’ve had with a pen! Used but well-maintained is my favorite 🙂

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    1. sorry, the above was a response to where you said, ‘I don’t care what I’m writing; this is the pen I want to use. And because I want to use this pen, I try to think of more things to write.’ I just seem to have used some kind of html tag without realizing it. Wow, am I a prodigy or what 😉

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