Kaweco Sport Fountain PenKaweco might be one of those companies that even some real pen people don't know that much about. I have been a huge fan of their stuff for years and I really like what they do.
In 1883 Kaweco started making pens. 1883! What's interesting is that they are still in business and that's the same year that Louis Waterman began doing experiments to create the fountain pen. I love when companies appreciate their history and do a decent job in presenting it. Kaweco does that here with a nice little wrap up. If you do not feel like clicking, the short story is around 1908 they starting making the Sport Pen (or Ladies Pens, or Pocket Pens) after a run of nice dip pens. They really haven't changed that much since they kicked it off.
The Sport is a style of pen that I really like: a nice, small form when capped and then suddenly large enough for my hand when the cap is posted. It's tricky... "it's tricky, tricky, tricky"...and yes... somehow I managed to go through 104 years of History. The start of a wonderful pen company straight in 1883 to RUN DMC's 1987 hit. Sing it together: "to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time....it's tricky."