There is room in the world for cute.
When you go to the official Kaweco website, turn off your sound because it auto-plays a song that goes “I don’t want to set the world on fiiiiire…” I do not dislike songs, but I hate auto-play.
Anyway, back to cute. What’s good about cute is it’s a short, memorable word. It’s one syllable less than “kawaii.” (Or two syllables less, depending on how you pronounce “kawaii.”) Also, cute is, on its own, a neutral word. People don’t know if you’re a) insulting them or b) complimenting them if you look them in the eye and say, “You’re cute.” That’s why you have to accompany the statement with a) a deadpan stare or b) a genuine smile.
This pen is so cute, no converter I know of fits. Only cartridges.
Those with non-cute hands will inevitably post the cap. That’s the only way to write with this pen in comfort.
The “chess print,” as it’s called, references the chased patterns on black hard rubber fountain pens from late 19th/early 20th century.
With the cap on, it is a runt beside the Lamy Safari.
With the cap posted, they’re almost the same length.
If you have a small bag, or just want a compact pen to carry around in a pocket, the Kaweco Sport might be your kind of fountain pen. Also, you need to like the word “cute.” (I have used up my cute quota for 2012. If I use the word in my blog at all this year, feel free to flame me in the comments.)