Kaweco are best known for their smaller pens: the Sport and Liliput in particular. I reviewed the Student a while ago and although I liked it, it was eclipsed by the more expensive metal Allrounder. I’ve heard the Allrounder is now discontinued, which is a terrible shame. (It’s still available, at the time of writing, and it’s worth a look.)
This new demonstrator version of the Student was kindly sent to me by Kaweco. These are my own opinions.
I’m a big fan of demonstrator pens (if you didn’t already know) and I’m a very big fan of this one. The clear plastic barrel is crisp and clear and the chrome trim sets it off beautifully. The construction is good, as you would expect from Kaweco. The fine nib has good flow and is lovely and smooth. Not everyone likes metal sections but they don’t bother me at all and it looks great here. The major downside is that if it had been made from plastic if might have been possible to eye-dropper the pen.
Which leads me to a small warning. The barrel is quite short and if you put a non-Kaweco converter in there it might get stuck. I speak from experience. It took me a long time to get it out. A standard Kaweco converter will fit but I tried the new mini-converter. I wasn’t taking any chances. The mini-converter doesn’t hold a whole lot of ink but looks quite good in the barrel, with its metal piston.
This is an absolutely gorgeous version of a good pen.