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Kaco Edge Fountain Pen

Kaco Edge Fountain Pen

The Kaco Edge is a fountain pen that was very much inspired by the Lamy 2000, but one with some interesting things about it. First of all, it costs just about 1/10th of the MSRP of the Lamy 2000. Second it uses real Makrolon in the body, just like the Lamy. Lastly, Kaco opted for a Schmidt steel nib, which can’t match the Lamy’s gold nib, but it’s no slouch!

The Kaco uses a standard international cartridge and a steel nib from German pen parts manufacturer, Schmidt.

Kaco Edge Details

The Kaco Edge uses a brushed Makrolon body — a fiber-reinforced polycarbonate — just like the Lamy 2000. Unlike the Lamy which pairs the Makrolon with brushed steel, the Edge has an aluminum grip section. This part is brushed to match the body but because it’s a different material it can’t quite match the dull finish of the upper. This might change over time as Makrolon has tendency to get shinier and darker as it wears.

Kaco Edge Cracking

While it’s hard to truly assess how bad the problem is, a large number of people have reported cracked caps with their Kaco Edge. Despite using Makrolon — an excellent material on the newer Lamy 2000s, but one prone to failure on the older ones — a considerable number of people on forums, Reddit, Youtube, and other places have complained about cracked Kaco Edges.

We have no idea how extensive the problem is or if this came from general use or overtightening the cap, but consider it a known issue.

Kaco Edge Fountain Pen Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Kaco
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter
Barrel Color Black
Barrel Material Makrolon
Body Diameter (mm)11.9
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Aluminum
Grip Diameter (mm)11.0
Country of Origin China
MSRP $20
Still Sold Yes
Release Year2019
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Capped? Retractable?Capped
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.9
Length Posted (cm)15.3
Length Uncapped (cm)12.7
Weight (g)24.2
Ink Color ShippedBlack
Nib MaterialSteel
Nib ColorSilver
Nib SizesExtra Fine, Fine, Medium