Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Black - Fine Nib

Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Black - Fine Nib

Only 2 left in stock.
4.0 (2 reviews)
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Lamy is a world-renowned pen manufacturer headquartered in Germany. Its Al-Star line features high-quality pens composed of aluminum bodies, steel nibs, and self-sprung metal clips. They have a unique, modern aesthetic, and are well-designed.

Sporting a matte black finish, this Black pen makes a bold statement and fits right into today's contemporary work and study settings.

A variety of ink cartridges or a Lamy converter can be used. Installing ink cartridges is easy—simply insert the cartridge into the pen nib section (no need to push completely), then twist the barrel onto the nib section. Attaching the barrel automatically punctures and installs the ink cartridge.

This pen includes one blue Lamy T10 cartridge.

Note: This pen may come with ink residue in the nib from being dip tested by Lamy at the factory. As with all new fountain pens, we recommend giving your Lamy a good cleaning before you use it.

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This could be the best...
August 16, 2013
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This could be the best possible Lamy yet.

I own several Lamy's now. The matte black safari and a couple of the Al-Stars. The safari I got in F and it writes nicely. I took it to work and it wrote adequately on the copy paper and cheap pads of paper at the office so I used it there. After getting tired of taking the pen back and forth I bought the graphite body Al-Star in EF nib to try out. I'm on the fence on the EF nib. It does control feathering a bit more on cheap paper but it's also a little more scratchy. I did like the little extra weight the Al-Star gives though. I just wasn't a huge fan of the color or the silver color tip so I planned on buying a black F nib or just swapping my nib on the safari which was a black F nib.

When I heard about there being a black Al-Star I was at the screen, ready to throw my credit card at the screen in hopes it would work. Alas it was sold out already. I subscribed to be notified when it was back and hoped for the best. A couple weeks later I got the email it was in stock. Again I proceeded to throw my credit card at the screen and this time it worked with only 4 left in stock.

Honestly all the reviews about any of the Al-Star pens will apply to this as well, only thing different is the coat of paint. Also the tip on mine--as it shows in the pictures--is black. This will promptly be replacing my graphite body one at work. Fortunately with how modular these are I'll be able to take out my cartridge from work that has maybe 75% of the ink left and plug it right in to this and be good to go. I suppose it's even possible to take the solid black grip from my safari and use it here, although the clear grip doesn't bother me. I'm even considering going on the waiting list again to get a second one, just in case my one at work "disappears". My only concern will be scratching. I've been using the Al-Star pretty much daily at work since april, posting it usually, and don't see any marks.

To sum things up, if you wanted a metal body version of the black safari, don't pass this up.
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Comfortable writing position...
March 5, 2016
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Comfortable writing position and weight but does not write as smoothly as expected with some skipping if nib not positioned right on paper. Note that the grip is faceted requiring you to place fingers in specific locations which may contribute to skipping.