Brass Pens From Kaweco

Jun 21, 2018 • Alex Matisse

Brass Pens From Kaweco

Brass Pens From Kaweco

These brass pens from Kaweco that we recently started carrying at our Asheville store have reignited my deep affinity for special writing implements that's stayed dormant since a mildly obsessive gel pen collecting phase in middle school.

A few days ago I went on a hike with a poet friend; noting the foggy clouds stuck between tree lines and the early fall chill in the air: "this is haiku weather," she declared.  

Summer's end is bittersweet, but haiku weather is real, and haiku weather means back to school.  As a 20-something postgrad, this doesn't change much about my daily life beyond the delightful early morning return of backpacked children skipping to their bus stops ahead of coffee-slurping parents.  Fortunately I've found that the special feeling of possibility that comes with returns to familiar routines is universal, and that back-to-school nostalgia is pretty easily accessed whenever I use a new, really good pen.

These brass pens from Kaweco that we recently started carrying at our Asheville store have reignited my deep affinity for special writing implements that's stayed dormant since a mildly obsessive gel pen collecting phase in middle school.  Kaweco is a pen factory originally founded in Heidelberg, Germany in 1883 that produces high-quality, thoughtfully designed pens and pencils meant for long-term, everyday use. 

Liliput Wave - Is clicky vs. capped a two-types-of-people sort of thing?  If so I'd normally take myself for capped, but (silly as it may sound) this one's a dream to click.  Tiny enough to keep in your pocket!

Liliput Capped - This one's the perfect purse pen.  With an ingenious screw-cap, you won't have to worry about getting ink in your bag or losing the cap - it screws right on to the pen's end during use.

Kaweco Sport Brass - In Kaweco's iconic octagonal design, the Sport pen is the real showstopper.  If my workspace were more welcoming than a table piled with fabric scraps, half-finished drawings, and dozens of scribbled lists (most of which include "clean studio"), I'd keep this one displayed on my desk.

 

Journal

Seconds To Some

Seconds To Some

To prepare for our seconds sale coming up this Saturday at our new production space on Short McDowell, I chatted with Amanda, East Fork potter and Production Manager, about quality control.