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Lamy Pens

About Lamy

Country: Germany

Lamy was founded in 1930 in Heidelberg, Germany by C. Josef Lamy and is still and independent family business. Within the first year of business Lamy introduced the unprecedented Lamy 27 fountain pen series. In 1966 Lamy developed a distinctive product form, the Lamy Design used in the Lamy 2000 pen.

Lamy today creates more than 6 million writing instruments annually making them the leader of German made pens and a distinguished worldwide brand.

The Lamy brand uses the highest quality materials as well as technology and processing to create the best value for the money writing instruments. The Lamy design embodies the best German traditions and engineering. Each pen uses the Bauhaus principle of functional design, form follows function. This simple principle makes Lamy writing instruments unmistakable style icons as well as functional pens.

Most Lamy pens come with a lifetime warranty. Warranty information is included with each Lamy pen. For details on a specific Lamy pen fee free to ask.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Lamy pens and writing instruments.

Lamy Reviews

Studio
I bought two of these. They're solid heavy pens, but quite comfortable to use with the cap off. I'm getting a lot of use out of both.
Linda
Columbus, OH
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2000
A classic design and a good fit for any fountain pen collection. An overall excellent value in terms of features.
Daniel
Wauwatosa, WI
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Safari
What a great writing pen! I had some doubts but they were thrown out the window when I starting writing. Pen does look funky but it's so comfortable in hand and writes so smoothly.
Roger
Vero Beach, FL
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2000
After years of buying and loving on the Lamy Safari, I decided to upgrade my Lamy game and I am so glad I did. Easy to fill, writes like a dream and travels really well. I have an EF nib and I love it. It does seem to pick up gunk from cheap paper more than some of my other pens, but usually, it writes like a dream.
Beth
Plano, TX
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Safari
I was concerned that the ABS plastic would be weak, I was impressed. It is shiny and strong. The threads are strong. I always use a strong case even for mid level priced pens, but this would be fine in a pencil case. I would not even carry a ballpoint loose in my bag, but the pen could stand the pressure, I just wouldn't want to test it. The red color is true and rich. I always add a converter and italic 1.1mm nib to get my favorite writing experience.
Susan
pell city, AL
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Replacement
What a gorgeous crisp line! It feeds perfectly for my writing speed. I use this nib on all my Lamys, unless I work on a special project. It is the perfect size for writing in 5mm dot grid or addressing envelopes.
Susan
pell city, AL
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AL-Star Pacific Blue
What a beautiful pen! I always add a converter and an italic nib. I use all my favorite turquoise inks with this pen. It writes smooth, the semi transparent feed is cool, and the converter locks in, which is as good as threading like the Monteverde.
Susan
pell city, AL
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Safari Petrol
I'll be honest, when I unboxed the pen I was concerned about the texture on the feed. I should have never worried. This pen was designed by the best. I also picked up the matching ink, wow, they look fabulous together.
Susan
pell city, AL
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AL-Star
Good pen. You either like the triangle grip, or you don't. The color (for the AL Star Purple) was stunning. Nothing against the pen, but I didn't use it much, but I gave it as a gift since it's so pretty.
Suzana
Castle Rock, CO
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Scribble
Nice fitting, everyday usage pen. Compact for any pocket, smooth writing. A small joy for me.
William
Corinth, TX
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Safari Petrol
This is my fourth Lamy Safari and it did not disappoint. I love the color and how these pens write. Perhaps they are starter pens but they are more than great for me and my purposes!
Zenovia
Washington, DC
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Replacement
so easy to change nibs, solid and writes beautifully
Alisa
SHORT HILLS, NJ
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Joy Calligraphy
This is my first time using a 1.5 italic nib....love it! And love the size of this pen.
Theresa
Tucson, AZ
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Safari Petrol
Great pen, very nice writer. Absolutely love this color, and the the service was very prompt. Thanks to Pen Chalet!
Suzana
Castle Rock, CO
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Pacific Blue Bottled Ink(50ml)
Great ink really smooth, bought the cartridges liked the ink so bought a bottle
James s
Ruffin, NC
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Logo
I've just discovered the Lamy pens (ballpoint & fountain). The simple clean lines of this pen make it attractive to look at whether I'm writing with it or not. The part between the barrel & the point is a little longer than I'm accustomed to, so it's taking a little getting used to in terms of finding a comfortable grip, but I really like the pen, so it's worth it.
Laurie
MEMPHIS, TN
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Pacific Blue Cartridge(5pk)
I'm more into just writing with black ink,but this color looked really attractive. Really glad I purchased
James s
Ruffin, NC
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Bottled Ink(50ml)
Great design really like the clean up paper after refill saves time grabbing a napkin
James s
Ruffin, NC
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Safari Petrol
I love the color. I have several Safaris and somehow the nib I got seems smoother than my others!
Faye
Corte Madera, CA
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M63
Still on hold until the black refill is gone. Try it once and so colorful blue.
Elizabeth A
San Juan,
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Safari Petrol
Beautiful color. Smooth writing. I am a fan of rollerball pen.
Elizabeth A
San Juan,
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Safari Petrol
If you ask most fountain pen users for recommendations for a first-time user, the Lamy Safari is sure to come up close to the top of the list. With their 60+ year history of making fine writing instruments, it’s no surprise that Lamy has a pretty good grasp on what makes a good pen.

One of the defining characteristics of the Safari series is the wide array of colors offered for this pen. While Lamy consistently offers the standard colors of Black, Red, and Blue; they also release a limited edition color pen every year alongside a matching ink. My first Lamy Safari pick up, the 2017 Limited Edition “Petrol,” has a dark green/black body, cap, and grip section with a black nib, clip, and accents. The proprietary nib on the Safari is available in Extra Fine, Fine, and Medium widths out of the box, with Broad, 1.1, 1.5, and 1.9 stub nibs available. This nib is compatible with pretty much every Lamy model except for the 2000, so if you also have an AL-Star or LX, you can easily swap the nib between them.

The Nib is really where the Lamy Safari stands out. Like the pen itself, the nib is made in Germany, and conforms to European width standards; meaning the Lamy Fine will run roughly in line with a Pilot Medium. The Fine and Medium nibs I’ve used both write incredibly smooth out of the box, and are very firm compared to stainless steel nibs from other manufacturers. Obviously, it is not supposed to be flexible by any stretch of the imagination, but there is zero movement in this nib under any reasonable amount of writing pressure. The Lamy always lays down a solid and consistent line and starts up right away, even if the pen has been sitting inked but unused for several days. All of this adds up to a great writing experience, but there is one last thing that really makes the Lamy shine. I have not yet figured out why or how this happens, but the Lamy nibs transform almost any ink I use from nice solid colors, to dual-tone shaded beauties. It might be something with the ink flow that causes the ink to pool at the end of the stroke, but the Lamy nib just adds that extra touch of character to your writing. This shading effect will vary from ink to ink, but it is much more pronounced with the Lamy in comparison to Twsbi, Kaweco, and Bock nibs I’ve used.

So, should you buy it?

The Lamy Safari absolutely carries its own weight for a pen in the $30 price range. With the variety of colors available, you’ll be able to find a pen that stands out from the crowd and suits your unique tastes. If you have the opportunity to pick up one of the limited edition colors, even better! If you're looking for something with a bit of extra flare that will stand out in the crowd, the Safari is not that pen. But as I have discovered over the past year of Lamy ownership, what these pens lack in bold and flashy style, they more than make up for in near-flawless functionality. The Petrol Safari has earned a place in my Sinclair as a Daily Use pen. And I don’t see it leaving any time soon.
Paul
South Pasadena, CA
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Pico
Love Lamy fountain pens but haven't really tried their balllpount pens. Thought this one might be good but was afraid it would be too small, as it's a pocket pen. Bought it anyway. Just the right size! So much fun to use. It's a wonderful pen. Great design. Very reliable writer. I use it all the time. So happy I took the risk. Only problem: people always trying to borrow it in a permanent sort of way!
Mekeel
KITTERY, ME
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Safari
Whenever I ordered several Lamy Safari fountain pens of different body colors, only the blue ink cartridges came along inside the barrels irrespective of the body colors. So I decided to purchase this shiny blue one in order to make good use exclusively of those blue ink cartridges that I have accumulated. It can also be useful when traveling. I generally like to use bottled ink of my choice rather than the cartridge ink by way of utilizing the converters. BTW, since the LAMY text is engraved on the rear end of the barrel, it seems to subtly suggest that I use the pen unposted. Otherwise the logo text becomes invisible by hiding inside the cap when posted. Anyway, the Lamy Safari pens do the writing job reliably and hassle-free.
Chull
Pittsburgh, PA
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2000
I got my Lammy 2000 fountain pen M nib today, very fast delivery and customer service was great, I requested that Pen Chalet test the nib and I guess they did provide that service given the fp writes smoothly with no skipping. Very happy. Thanks.
Julio Antonio
Miami, FL
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