Especially imported from Germany, the Lamy ABC is an ideal introductory pens for new fountain pen users. The colorful pen body is appealing to both children as well as adults young at heart. The toy-like pen cap and body is designed to resist rolling on smooth surfaces, and both cap and tip are customizable with blank stickers included in every package. Wooden pen body and sturdy nib are great for new users. It is a perfect gift for children who want a fountain pen that's all their own. See all of our ideal introductory fountain pens here.
Q: My Lamy fountain came with ink in the nib. Did I receive a used pen?
Lamy dip tests its fountain pens at the factory, and it is not uncommon for new Lamy fountain pens to have some ink residue in the nib. As with all new fountain pens, we recommend giving your new Lamy a good cleaning before you use it. For more info, read How to Clean a Fountain Pen.
I like the way this pen writes very well. The wooden body is very smooth and
feels good in the hand. One wish - that I could post the cap when writing. The
decorative ball at the end of the pen prevents you from doing this.
This is probably one of the smoothest fountain pens I have ever written with !
Even smoother than the the Safari model, which makes it ideal for everyday
writing, especially for those who write quickly as it is not scratchy AT ALL
like I've found many of the pilot fountain pens to be. I can see why Lamy is
marketing this to younger writers because it seems pretty sturdy and is at a
reasonable price. A really great fountain pen that anyone would be lucky to have
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Has anyone purchased this pen for a child? My nephew keeps eyeing my fountain
pens with a childish lust and I would love to get him this one but I am afraid
that he would leave it uncapped, or worse yet, take it a part and have ink all
over the place. He is almost 9 years old.