This particular product line has been around for quite a few years that I know of. But very little people actually knew of its existence. On top of that (or maybe because they weren't that popular?), they are quite hard to get a hold of, as they aren't sold by most retailers that sell Kaweco's products. Kaweco recently released a new version of the classic, but that doesn't really seem to have changed anything about its popularity so far. Why the Classic has remained rather unknown is a mystery, but at least here's my try to get the word out on what I consider to be one of the best leadholders around!
|Old vs. New|
|The Kaweco Sketch-Up Classic is a great, comfortable size, both compact and functional.|
The laser-engraved branding on the barrel is larger than average, but it looks good. The usual Kaweco logo medal also made its way into the design again, as usual it rests incorporated on top of the pushbutton.
The writing experience was really good. It's definitely one of the more comfortable leadholders I can think of. The leads provided by Kaweco are quite soft and smooth, however not as dark as I expected. Point retention is above average though, which is quite neat. The leads Kaweco includes in their leadholders can also be bought separately in packs of three, so I'd suggest checking those out if you feel like the usual leads can't keep their sharp point long enough.
The Classic, especially the new version, has soon become one of my personal favourites. If you want a a nice leadholder to match a luxury fountain pen,
Convinced? If you feel like giving this hidden treasure from Kaweco a try, I'd suggest searching for it online. Recently, a few internet retailers started carrying the Classic collection, which is good because I doubt you'll see one in a b&m store anywhere soon (at least I haven't!). As for the price, these come in at around 50 EUR / 65 USD, which is a fair price for a product as well made as this.
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