Kaweco is a famous German pen company with a history that dates back to 1883 with the founding of the Heidelberg Dip Pen Company. The Liliput pens are best known for their untreated copper, which gives it a beautiful, classic, and refined look. Over time, the copper develops a fine patina.
The Liliput is a small fountain pen, measuring just 97 mm (capped), is made of durable metals such as brass, aluminum, and steel. The pens are sold in a variety of patterns as well. In addition to raw materials, some Liliput pens have a wave-shaped body (like the Eco Brass Wave) while others are more polished finish and still others are “fireblue” which are made from heat-treating steel.
The range of materials means a range of prices. The aluminum models start at about $40 while the fireblue steel models go up to about $150.
At first look, the pens have few distinctive features. However, its “bare minimum” quality works to its advantage as the pen as a clean appearance and no bothersome logos or frills.
The Liliput is the smallest pen from Kaweco, a company that is known for making small, pocket pens. The Lilputs are just large enough to be a fine writing instrument and fit Kaweco nibs and short international refills with no problems.
Kaweco Liliput fountain pens are known for their solid build quality. You will never have to worry about accidentally sitting on your pen and bending it, as these pens are designed to withstand a lot of wear and tear. The pens age gracefully, accumulating a beautifully weathered look as the years pass. These are truly pens that will only get better with age.
Kaweco Liliput pens truly showcase that pens do not need to be fancy but can still be elegant. You can find elegance and quality with the bare necessities of a fountain pen, as long as you can get the machinery working right.
Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Barrel Color||Silver, Black, Blue, Bronze, Gold, Brown|
|Barrel Material||Brass, Aluminum, Copper, Stainless Steel|
|Grip Color||Silver, Black, Blue, Bronze, Gold, Brown|
|Grip Material||Brass, Aluminum, Copper, Stainless Steel|
|Country of Origin||Germany|
|Capped? Retractable?||Capped - Screw On|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||9.7|
|Length Posted (cm)||12.6 cm|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||8.7 cm|
|Weight (g)||8 grams, 21 grams, 22 grams,|
|Ink Color Shipped||Blue|
|Nib Sizes||Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad|