More Views

1960s KAWECO V71 Masterpiece Black Resin Oversize 14K EF Semi Flex Hooded Nib Vintage Fountain Pen Item ID: KAW-036

1960s KAWECO V71 Masterpiece Black Resin Oversize 14K EF Semi Flex Hooded Nib Vintage Fountain Pen

Availability: Out of stock

Sold for:




Manufacturer/Model: Kaweco V71/Germany
Year of production: Early to Mid 1960s
Filling system: Piston filling, Large tank stores a lot of ink
Nib: EF Solid 14K 585 gold, Semi Flexible, will write F, M & B
Material: Black Resin, high shine and gloss, gold filled trimmings
Length (pen closed): Large Pen at 135mm, posted at 158mm

Condition and information:
The pen offered here is the flagship Kaweco pen at the time, to rival Montblanc's Masterpiece models. It is identical to the 37 model, the only difference is the hooded nib and section, everything else is virtually identical. It was launched few years after the 37 model. In the Kaweco pen model nomenclature, "V" stands for hooded nib. It's also one of the biggest Kaweco pens, its 135mm long when closed and posted at 158mm, slightly bigger than the No.37 when posted. It also features a airtight socket/slot placed within the cap, which made it more secure to bring on airplanes than it exposed nib counterpart. Kaweco V71 is a masterpiece of engineering. One look and use of the pen, reveals to the user the astonishing attention to detail and the quality of the materials used into making this instrument. The piston has a unique differential system, making it very easy to assemble and disassemble, while providing large ink capacity and being compact. The double rings on the cap extend inwards inside the cap as a metal slot, making it difficult to crack, i.e. protecting one of the most vulnerable places on every capped pen. There is also a anti-crack ring on the turning knob. Together with the design which is quite out of the ordinary, with two separate body widths, give the pen extraordinary grip, handling, balance and feel in the hand. The build quality is astonishing, its entirely made out of black resin that gives the pen a unique shine. This is the best material to make pens from, it feels natural, it does not scratch easily and always shines as new. The pen is in mint near new old stock never used condition. The nib is semi hooded, EF size and with some decent flexibility, soft and smooth on the paper. With a gentle push while writing it will write bigger sizes such as F, M and even B broad. All trimmings are gold filled, including the logo which is located on the top of the cap. Piston works perfectly, smooth and easy and takes an good amount of ink, so once filled it will last for a while. The pen is efficient, practical, well balanced, with superb form factor, astonishing nib, and very reliable and easy to handle, with unique design and appeal, simply one of the best Kaweco pens ever made!

Kaweco history: There were times when Montblanc, Pelikan or other European pen makers, would look at a Kaweco pen first before making their own. Kaweco at the end of the 19th century and up to the 60’s, was one of the biggest pen manufacturers in Europe, everyone had a Kaweco pen, they stood out from the competition as they made the highest quality and best designed pens at the time. The company was founded in 1883 by two friends Luce Koch and Enßlen Weber in Heidelberger Germany, as Koch Weber & CO, thus KA WE CO. They had a great start and up to 1929 they had several thousand employees, with revenue at over a million DM. However, in 1929, the same year Pelikan patented their piston filler, Kaweco filed for bankruptcy, unbelievably as they could not sustain their enormous growth. A considerably smaller fountain pen company known as Aurumia, bought the Kaweco factory, and decided to use the same name, Kaweco, as it was well known and admired by the people. Thus Kaweco thrived once again. By the end of the 40's Kaweco had at least one major retail store in all bigger cities, from London to Istanbul, and this was not the case with any other manufacturer in Europe. Kaweco made some of the most luxurious pens in Europe, the most expensive and high end pens, with extraordinarily build quality. Vintage Kaweco pens are some of the most desired and enjoyed among pen collectors.

This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.

Learn more…

This item is located in Europe and ships Worldwide.

At checkout you can choose between two shipping options:
$12.95 Regular Postal Service, Priority & Registered Airmail - Limited Tracking 1-4 WEEKS Delivery 
$38.95 DHL Express International - Accurate Tracking 1-4 DAYS Delivery Worldwide

Learn more about these shipping options.

Prior shipping our items have to pass our highest quality control inspection, are perfectly cleaned and tested by ProtoPens pen staff after which are carefully packed. If the pen does not come in its original manufacturers box, it is packed in a special ProtoPens case.

Returns are accepted. You are welcome to ship the item back to us within 7 days after receiving it in the same condition it was delivered to you and we will issue you a full refund! Learn more...

Ask a question about 1960s KAWECO V71 Masterpiece Black Resin Oversize 14K EF Semi Flex Hooded Nib Vintage Fountain Pen.
(NOTE: If you don’t receive an email from us soon, please check your email spam folder)

Contact Information

* Required Fields

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: 1960s KAWECO V71 Masterpiece Black Resin Oversize 14K EF Semi Flex Hooded Nib Vintage Fountain Pen