The Special is a minimalist octagonal pen. This brass version is made from untreated brass - there's nothing to protect the metal surface, meaning the brass will tarnish beautifully with time and use. You can keep it polished to a golden shine if you want to, or just let it go, and watch the metal age, reflecting your use, developing a patina that reflects its history.
The cap unscrews, and has a small o-ring to help make a perfect seal and to make sure the cap can be put on the pen aligned such that the facets of the barrel line up with those on the cap. It can also screw onto the back of the barrel to use posted, though it's quite a long and heavy pen when used like this.
While the brass has an almost mirror-like polish on arrival, it picks up scratches and marks very easily, and our stock here has some small scuffs and marks from the factory - this isn't a finish for those who want their pens to look pristine!
The quality of good things is an experience that goes well beyond a single sense. Kaweco passion goes just as deep for the smallest of details as it does for the huge difference between their writing instruments and cheap, mass-made products. Kaweco designs stem from another era when tradition and craftsmanship were still synonymous and some clocks seemed to go a little slower. We took the fascination Kaweco pens had back in the days and translated these values to todays refined and increasingly demanding times.
Creating products that keep the given promise of standing up to being much loved and seasoned companions every single day of the journey, time and time again.
Good things take time and we take the long list of steps and tasks necessary to build your next writing instrument more than just seriously. The manufacturing process and quality control still lay in Kaweco's very own, skilled hands, right there in Nuremberg, Germany. A city rich with tradition and appreciation for writing instruments, renowned well beyond its infamous walls. Local tradition and technology from afar meet in every single one of our products: Like the premium mechanics from PRECO/Iwasaki Japan for example.
Kaweco Functional Design
To ensure a lasting experience Kaweco operate within the smallest margins of tolerance even though they offer customization options on every single pen. Whether you opt for a Kaweco classic octa-edge format or a circular design, pencil, roller pen or one of their many nib widths and strengths they'll create the perfect instrument for your demands. Kaweco work is a work well done when best-in-class quality, tangible character, and timeless design have gone from our hands to yours.