By Jon Gaffney
on 12.10.12
Photo by JG

Since 1883 Kaweco of Germany has been applying their company motto “small in the pocket, great in the hand” in their efforts to produce high end writing implements. Case in point: the AC Sport Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen ($112), which embodies the company motto right down the last dotted ‘I’ and crossed ‘T’. The pen is constructed from matte finish aluminum with carbon fiber inlays, a sturdy screw on cap and a stainless steel nib. When closed it measures a pocket-friendly 4.1″, but when the pen is opened, it’s 5.6″ inch stature not only feels great in the hand, but lends its user a great deal of handling confidence. Once pens his paper, the AC Sport elevates itself to a whole new writin stratta, with a particularly smooth ink flow normally found only on much pricier pens. Combined, the durable construction and fantastic writing make this the best excuse this year to ditch the ballpoint.

Author’s Note: For you shirt pocket carryers, be sure to also pick up the Kaweco AC Sport Fountain Pen Clip for just a couple bucks.

More photos after the jump.

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