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One of the greatest pens...
June 3, 2012
One of the greatest pens ever. Nearly perfect in every way.

Keep in mind:
nibs run large and usually wet
piston filler (requires bottled ink)
the cap nubs on the section bother some people
the ink window is smaller than most but still functions
cap clip has sharp corners
the makrolon eventually develops a shinier patina
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Just received this yesterday;...
November 8, 2012
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Just received this yesterday; it's been on my want list for a year. I've used Safari fountain pens for years, and I'm excited to step up to Lamy's higher-level of elegance.

Pen writes exceptionally well; fine nib writes like something between a fine and a medium nib on a Safari.

Filling was easier than I'd anticipated, and I love bottled ink, so that's not a concern. I am curious about cleaning and drying the pen when I choose to change inks - I'm used to pulling the converter out of my Safari to allow everything to dry as quickly as possible.

Looking forward to having this pen for a long time!
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Really awesome!...
July 11, 2015
Verified Purchase
Really awesome!
I'm glad to hear that...
May 24, 2015
I'm glad to hear that a lot of people have had great experiences with this pen. Unfortunately, I have not.

PROS: The pen has a very elegant design, and everything seems to be very well manufactured regarding tolerances. The piston filler body is easy to use, and if needed can be somewhat straightforward when disassembling for cleaning & maintenance/storage. The weight is also right on par with my preference. I enjoy pens that don't have that "plastic appearance", but I also do not necessarily care for a really heavy pen. This pen (along with my Lamy 2000 rollerball), are my go-to pens for dress shirts, as they don't weigh down the pockets, and the pocket clip can spring open with the press of a button.

CONS: The nib is really hit or miss. I've used the Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), and now about to move to Medium (M) because of how constantly disappointed I've been with how "scratchy" the pen is. The worst part of this pen is the recent issue I've had, which may have just been a "lemon" with regards to quality control standards; the pens body has a hairline crack along the reservoir window. I discovered this after finding ink on my hand nearly every time I used the pen. I thought the cap may have been dirty, so I cleaned it and the issue persisted. I hadn't dropped the pen or anything, but it did go a while without use and was left clean and free of ink in storage.

CONCLUSION: Aesthetically, it hits the mark. Functionally and reliably though, it leaves me on the hunt for something else.
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I absolutely love this...
February 6, 2015
I absolutely love this pen. It's been my daily writer for about a year now. It starts a line without a stutter even if it's been uncapped for a few minutes. The ink reservoir is large and makes it through the day. I've yet to have it leak in my bag (though I admit I'm careful about how I stash it....). I've flown with it with no troubles.

People always want to write with it. I don't let them. Mine!

My only wish is that "fine" was more fine....
This pen is amazing unfortunat...
June 11, 2012
This pen is amazing unfortunately I dropped it and the nib broke. So can I by a nib and use that for this because it says it's for al-star,safari,vista etc.
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