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Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Graphite Gray Body

by Lamy
$38.50

Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Graphite Gray Body - LAMY L26EF
  • Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Graphite Gray Body - LAMY L26EF
  • Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Graphite Gray Body - LAMY L26EF
  • Lamy Al-Star Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Graphite Gray Body - LAMY L26EF
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Description
Includes one blue Lamy T10 cartridge. A variety of ink refill colors and Lamy converters available.

Lamy is a world-famous pen company headquartered in Germany. Their Al-Star line consists of high quality pens made of aluminum, steel nibs and self-sprung metal clips.

Conveniently refillable with ink cartridges. No need to push in cartridges yourself, just insert cartridge and twist the barrel, and the pen tightens to puncture the cartridge itself. Great look, great design.


Specs
Model NumberLAMY L26EF
Shipping Weight1.26 oz
Body Color Gray
Body Material Metal (Aluminum)
Cartridge-Compatible Yes
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Beginner-Friendly, Modern
Diameter - Grip 11.2 mm
Diameter - Max 12.9 mm
Grip Color Transparent Black
Grip Material Plastic
Length - Capped 13.9 cm
Length - Posted 16.7 cm
Length - Uncapped 13.0 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue
Tip Length 17.0 mm
Tip Material Metal (Stainless Steel)
Tip Size Extra Fine

Reviews
6 people found this helpful
  Writes very nicely. ..., August 22, 2011
By goo... - See all my reviews
Writes very nicely. I save five star reviews for things which are unbelievably great. This is just very good, and I'm not inclined to pay any more than this for a fountain pen. I buy them to write with, not to display.

Writes very smoothly, and feels good in my hand. I got the extra-fine nib, and absolutely cannot tell the difference between it and the fine nib on my Lamy Safari in side by side writing. Not really important, as it's just about where I want it for the kind of writing I do.

The fact that it seems a sturdier than the Safari justifies the extra money. The Al-Star will see a lot of use.
4 people found this helpful
  I ordered this pen along..., December 20, 2010
By lksandrock - See all my reviews
I ordered this pen along with a converter so that I can use any colored ink that I wish. I am very glad that I purchased this pen rather than something lighter, since I prefer the feel of a slightly heavier pen. As far as the extra fine nib goes, I do not find it too fine for my handwriting, it actually makes my handwriting look much better ^.^ Now I cannot wait for my second fountain pen to arrive.
2 people found this helpful
  This was my first Lamy..., January 7, 2011
By lksandrock - See all my reviews
This was my first Lamy fountain pen purchase, and I am extremely satisfied. It looks great, it writes very well, and with a converter, I am able to use any bottled ink I wish. Mine is currently filled with J. Herbin's Eclat de Saphir and it flows beautifully. Now, I find myself taking every opportunity to write things down, just so I can use my fountain pens. Thanks, JetPens!
2 people found this helpful
  Writes beautifully and..., October 19, 2008
By vadius - See all my reviews
Writes beautifully and smoothly. It's slightly heavier than the Safari, which makes this just about perfect. The graphite coloring makes it feel professional, and it's a very solid construction.

The nib tends to be a tad messy using the converter cartridge, but still writes nice and smoothly.
1 person found this helpful
  While I am thoroughly..., January 23, 2012
By maggies902 - See all my reviews
While I am thoroughly enjoying the way this pen writes the grip is getting me down. There are groves in the barrel for your fingers which force me to hold the nib at a certain angle. Maybe it's because I'm left-handed but I'm finding it awkward. Next time I'll buy a fountain pen with a round, smooth barrel. I think that will alleviate the problem.
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