Kaweco makes some of my favorite products on the market, bar none. The Kaweco Al Sport has been a long time favorite and still ranks up there as one of my most used pens. It fits my needs perfectly for a compact fountain pen, but when I saw the Kaweco Liliput I knew one would make it into my arsenal before long.
The Liliput brings to the table an even smaller, more compact barrel compared to the Al Sport. It is still a fully aluminum body, and, even more importantly, uses the same exact stainless steel nib. I went with the EF nib on my Liliput (also available in F, M, and B) which is the first Kaweco EF nib I have used. It is now my go-to nib for any and all future Kaweco purchases. It is firm and produces a tight line, but does so while being one of the smoothest nibs I own. It is so impressive I have started to swap out some of my other Kaweco nibs for the EF.
One of my favorite features of the Liliput is the threading on the end of the barrel which allows you to post the cap solidly. Due to the size of the pen it is almost mandatory to post the cap to write comfortably. I completely missed this feature when ordering the pen, and only when I got it in hand did I realize the threads were in place. Good job me!
With the Liliput it all boils down to one thing: How are you going to use this pen? If you are going to be writing notes all day in class or in the office, you might want to look at a larger barrel pen. But if you are looking for a high-quality portable fountain pen for writing on the go, then the Kaweco Liliput should be on your short list.
Several of my pen friends have reviewed the Liliput, including Gourmet Pens, From the Pen Cup, No Pen Intended, and Pen Addict guest blogger Ben Dahl. Be sure to check out their great reviews as well. P.S. - We all like the black barrel.