The Kaweco Sport and Al Sport
Even though it fits international short cartridges, and therefore would also use any converter that fits these cartridges, the extra compact body of the pen meant that there was no converter available.
Kaweco has just released a squeeze converter to fit both the Sport and Al Sport, so you can use bottled ink with both pens.
Of course there will be a difference in price as well. The Al Sport is a much more expensive $74.00 and the Sport is $23.50. The difference comes in the material of the pen (metal versus plastic), but will not have any difference in the performance of the nib.
So is it worth spending more money on the Al Sport than the Sport? Both pens are compact, will write the same and are very durable. If you like the style of pen, you can't go wrong with either.
Most people who pick the Al Sport:
- like the weight of the pen in their hand
- prefer the silver finishes over the gold
- like metal over plastic