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Writes very nicely. ...
August 22, 2011
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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.
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I ordered this pen along...
December 20, 2010
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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.
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While I am thoroughly...
January 23, 2012
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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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This was my first Lamy...
January 7, 2011
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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!
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Writes beautifully and...
October 19, 2008
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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.
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This is actually a review...
December 26, 2010
This is actually a review for the green al-star pen. It's the best pen I have ever owned! I'vd several cheap 'fountain' pens, and have been disappointed. This pen Amazed me! Writes so smooth from the start! Its quality is obvious from every aspect, and I think if you ever wanted to try a fountain pen this is it! Use it for everything from writing to sketching and love the flow & feel.
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The pen is perfect itself....
October 4, 2016
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The pen is perfect itself. And you definitely feel the difference. I guess I've found my the only one beloved f.p. manufacturer, at last! Smooth and controlled writing, it beats all the pens I've tried and bought before.

The only reason for 4 star is price =) It's definitely higher than expected. Aaand as I made a mistake while collecting my order (occasionally added the pen twice while deleting and adding various products in a rush) it was such a real pain to realize how expensive my Lamy appeared to be for me now T_T (I'm a foreigner customer). But it's not expiring so may be one day I'll find a use to the second one =) Still, it's my mistake and Jetpens service is the best I know (just read your orders carefully before processing and compare prices at places closer to you than USA ehehe).
This pen is an excellent...
April 3, 2016
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This pen is an excellent value and is one of my favorites with which to write. It writes smooth as butter and on the first try the ink flowed beautifully, using Diamine and J. Herbin inks. Regarding the grip which some people find difficult to use, I am left handed and have no problem with it. The feel and balance of the pen make it a pleasure to use. In fact, this is my second LAMY.
These fountain pens are...
February 8, 2016
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These fountain pens are great. They are thick abd easy to handle. The nib glides smoothly across the paper. But best of all, the cap snaps tightly enough to keep the ink from drying out. I live in Nevada, on the desert where low humidity dries my fountain pens out. Not my Lamy Safaris! Love them!
As my first fountain...
January 12, 2016
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As my first fountain pen, I have to say I quite like it.
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